The man Donald Trump hired to write The Art of the Deal noted that although the newly-indicted Obama White House counsel Greg Craig may have been from a previous administration, his “grift” — which included Paul Manafort — flourished under the current president.
Trump ghostwriter Tony Schwartz remarked in a Thursday conversation with MSNBC’s Ari Melber and fellow analyst Maya Wiley that the president “created a world where being a grifter is an acceptable, actually even an honorable profession these days.”
In a case stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Craig was charged with making false statements to the Justice Department about whether Skadden Arps, his law firm, operated as foreign agents for the Ukrainian government.
The case was an offshoot of Mueller’s charges against Manafort, who worked extensively for former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich.
“In 2012, Manafort helped Ukraine’s government retain Skadden to write a report evaluating the prosecution of Yanukovych’s political rival, Yulia Tymoshenko,” Vox reported earlier in the day. “Craig was the lead partner in that project.”
“The risk to the law when you have someone assaulting it from every side every day, I don’t think it’s ever been as high as it is,” Schwartz said, referencing Trump.
“It’s scary,” the ghostwriter added. “This is what Trump does to people. He brings them down to his level.”
Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.
Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access Trump gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.