The US has had 57 times as many school shootings as the other major industrialized nations combined.
The present GOP seems to be attracted to pigs and pitbulls who wear lipstick, believing they'll put their party in the White House. Good luck with that.'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter Regrets Trump Book: 'I Put Lipstick On A Pig'With Donald Trump set to secure the Republican nomination for president this week, the ghostwriter behind Trump's book "The Art of the Deal," revealed the real estate mogul's true character that the book ignored."I put lipstick on a pig," writer Tony Schwartz told the New Yorker. "I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is."Schwartz actually suggested that Trump write "The Art of the Deal" instead of the autobiography Trump had set out to pen. The real estate mogul then asked Schwartz to help him write the book, and Schwartz agreed when Trump offered him half of the advance and of the royalties."It was one of a number of times in my life when I was divided between the Devil and the higher side," Schwartz told the New Yorker.Schwartz said that if he could rename the book, he would call it "The Sociopath.""I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization," he said.The author said that he plans on donating the royalties he earns from the book in 2016 to charities like the National Immigration Law Center and Human Rights Watch.“I’ll carry this until the end of my life,” Schwartz told the New Yorker. “There’s no righting it. But I like the idea that, the more copies that ‘The Art of the Deal’ sells, the more money I can donate to the people whose rights Trump seeks to abridge.”
(cont.)Trump loves attentionTrump has a "completely compulsive" need for attention, according to Schwartz.He told the New Yorker that Trump loves publicity so much, that he even enjoyed negative media attention. He recalled writing a story about Trump before agreeing to write "The Art of the Deal" that put one of Trump's business dealings in a negative light. But Trump praised Schwartz's piece."I was shocked,” Schwartz said. "Trump didn’t fit any model of human being I’d ever met. He was obsessed with publicity, and he didn’t care what you wrote.""Trump only takes two positions. Either you’re a scummy loser, liar, whatever, or you’re the greatest. I became the greatest. He wanted to be seen as a tough guy, and he loved being on the cover," Schwartz continued.Trump cannot focusTrump's short attention span made research for "The Art of the Deal" challenging, according to Schwartz. Trump did not like sitting for lengthy interviews or answering questions at all."It’s impossible to keep him focussed on any topic, other than his own self-aggrandizement, for more than a few minutes," Schwartz said. "If he had to be briefed on a crisis in the Situation Room, it’s impossible to imagine him paying attention over a long period of time."Schwartz ultimately listened in on Trump's many business calls for research."He loved the attention,” Schwartz said. “If he could have had three hundred thousand people listening in, he would have been even happier."
(cont.)Trump 'lied strategically'While listening to Trump's phone calls, Schwartz learned that the real estate mogul was simply "playing people.""Lying is second nature to him," Schwartz told the New Yorker. "More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, or sort of true, or at least ought to be true."According to Schwartz, Trump lied about how much money he spent or earned on his real estate projects."He lied strategically. He had a complete lack of conscience about it," he said.Schwartz called it "truthful hyperbole" in "The Art of the Deal," which he now regrets."I created a character far more winning than Trump actually is," Schwartz said.Scwartz told the New Yorker that if Trump wins the presidency, "the millions of people who voted for him and believe that he represents their interests will learn what anyone who deals closely with him already knows—that he couldn’t care less about them."In response to the New Yorker's interview with Schwartz, Trump denied that Schwartz wrote the majority of the book."He didn’t write the book,” Trump told the New Yorker. “I wrote the book. I wrote the book. It was my book. And it was a No. 1 best-seller, and one of the best-selling business books of all time. Some say it was the best-selling business book ever."Trump also told Schwartz off for talking to the New Yorker."I just want to tell you that I think you’re very disloyal. Without me, you wouldn’t be where you are now," Schwartz says Trump told him. "I had a lot of choice of who to have write the book, and I chose you, and I was very generous with you. I know that you gave a lot of speeches and lectures using ‘The Art of the Deal.’ I could have sued you, but I didn’t."Read the New Yorker's full story on "The Art of the Deal" here. --Talking Points MemoThis is the human wreck the GOP thinks is qualified to be president.
Hmmm, wonder how The Art of the Deal became the biggest selling business book of all time?
Wait a minute, Trump said He didn’t write the book,” Trump told the New Yorker. “I wrote the book. I wrote the book. It was my book. And it was a No. 1 best-seller, and one of the best-selling business books of all time. Some say it was the best-selling business book ever."Then he said ” I had a lot of choice of who to have write the book, and I chose you, and I was very generous with you. I know that you gave a lot of speeches and lectures using ‘The Art of the Deal.’ I could have sued you, but I didn’t."So did Trump write the book? Or did Schwartz write the book? "It’s impossible to keep him focussed on any topic, other than his own self-aggrandizement, for more than a few minutes," Schwartz said. "If he had to be briefed on a crisis in the Situation Room, it’s impossible to imagine him paying attention over a long period of time."I know a lot of highly successful people who can’t stay focused. I don’t know if this is actually a character flaw. I have a tough time staying focused. But I won’t ever be in the situation room, either.
Pam: "I know a lot of highly successful people who can’t stay focused."This is true. A lot of very creative people I know are all over the place.However, I would think we'd want a president who could focus on the crisis of the moment, and not go off in seven different directions. Statesmanship and state craft, I think, are very different from creativity in other areas.I have yet to hear Trump give a thoughtful, knowledgeable answer to serious domestic or foreign issues. He just can't do it because he hasn't got the knowledge to do so.There were many other GOP candidates who could answer complex questions and who had the sort of temperament needed in a leader during times of crises. Trump, IMO, appealed to emotion and grievances, and not much else. We've seen where that leads to in other leaders in difficult, dangerous times.
BTW, I give major props to Governor Kaisch for his moral courage. He stuck to his principles.
Oh my!Chaos on Republican convention floor; Colorado, Iowa delegates walk out
Donnie has such class, doesn't he? Can you imagine this sort of Trump Tower Trash in the White House?Donald Trump reportedly had a hard time understanding that Republican officials didn't view a boxing promoter convicted of manslaughter and a woman who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault as suitable speaker choices for the Republican National Convention.A New York Times report published Sunday shed some light on some of Trump's speaker picks that were shot down by Republican officials, as well as the difficulties those officials had getting Trump to understand why those picks would be disastrous.Jeebus. This guy like to think he's "classy," when in fact he's a tawdry bunko artist.
The ONLY people more stupid than Drumpf are those fools who will vote for him. He is the biggest liar, con artist, anti-American waste of flesh I've ever seen so, of course, he's the Republiclown choice. Oi....
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