The ghostwriter for Donald Trump's bestseller, Trump: Art of the Deal, predicted that the president would let his children go to jail to protect himself.
While speaking to a group at the University of Michigan on Sunday, Tony Schwartz shared some of his insights about Trump.
WYNC's Beth Fertig reported some of Schwartz's remarks on Twitter, including the assertion that Trump would forsake his children if it meant saving himself. Schwartz also observed that Trump's offspring suffered from "Stockholm Syndrome", making them complicit in his activities.
Read the tweets below.
Trump: 'like no other human being I had ever met & I use those words loosely' @tonyschwartz @DailyAlumni… https://t.co/aowRLGkWaQ— Beth Fertig (@Beth Fertig)1505658754.0
"Empathy, generosity, reflectiveness" among traits Trump never developed says @tonyschwartz at #Dailyreunion2017 @DailyAlumni— Beth Fertig (@Beth Fertig)1505659248.0
Trump's need for attention is like 'an addiction,' says @tonyschwartz and it's what makes him so scary @DailyAlumni #Dailyreunion2017— Beth Fertig (@Beth Fertig)1505659409.0
On Trump: 'He moves to grandiosity to protect himself from the awful feelings he has," @tonyschwartz @DailyAlumni #Dailyreunion2017— Beth Fertig (@Beth Fertig)1505662528.0
Trump's old ghostwriter @tonyschwartz says Trump would let his kids go to prison to protect himself @DailyAlumni #Dailyreunion2017— Beth Fertig (@Beth Fertig)1505662840.0
For Trump's kids, "it's Stockholm Syndrome, says @tonyschwartz at #Dailyreunion2017 @DailyAlumni @michigandaily— Beth Fertig (@Beth Fertig)1505662907.0
.@Tonyschwartz: Trump has "great affection" for black football players but on racism, "he came by it honestly" from dad #Dailyreunion2017— Beth Fertig (@Beth Fertig)1505663141.0