Trump Ghostwriter’s Apocalyptic Assessment
Tony Schwartz, the journalist who ghost-wrote Donald Trump’s 80s biography “The Art of the Deal”, said he’s ashamed about his role in rebranding the spoilt playboy as a billionaire financial guru, telling the New Yorker ‘“I put lipstick on a pig’. (New Yorker )
Admitting he’d unequivocally sold out in agreeing to ghost-write Trump’s tale for 50% of its returns, Schwartz recalled struggling to cope with Trump’s incredibly short attention span, willingness to lie effortlessly and relentless. pathological narcissism and indifference to others.
“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,” he confessed.
“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 warned.
Punk icon Jello Biafra, meanwhile, continued to campaign against Trump via a new range of T shirts which he advertised on Twitter via hashtags including #therewillbehelltoupee2016 and #weshallovercomb.
“No explanation necessary, limited run of “Nazi Trumps Fuck Off!” T-shirts now on the Alternative Tentacles store!” he wrote on his label’s website.
Classic Trump related quotes from George Orwell’s 1984; “Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness . . . “
“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious . . . “
“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better . . .”
“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power . . .”