[Vision2020] Trump's Ghostwriter: “Lying is second nature to him"

Nicholas Gier ngier006 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 09:22:25 PDT 2016

Tony Schwartz, New Yorker, July 25, 2016

Ghostwrote the entirety of Trump’s The Art of the Deal

“And that is that it’s impossible to keep him focussed on any topic, other
than his own self-aggrandizement, for more than a few minutes, and even
then . . . ”

Schwartz shook his head in amazement. He regards Trump’s inability to
concentrate as alarming in a Presidential candidate. “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,” he said.

“Lying is second nature to him,” Schwartz said. “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.”


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they
shall never sit in.

-Greek proverb

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance
from another. This immaturity is self- imposed when its cause lies not in
lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without
guidance from another. Sapere Aude! ‘Have courage to use your own
understand-ing!—that is the motto of enlightenment.

--Immanuel Kant
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