- Tony Schwartz said he would be 'amazed' if Donald
- Trump lasted a year in office
Donald Trump's Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz has
predicted that the president will soon resign from his role as
Commander in Chief.
Schwartz said that he would be 'amazed' if Trump lasted a year
in office, saying the president will resign before special counsel
Robert Mueller acts on his Russia investigation.
In follow up tweets in response to questions, Schwartz predicted
that Trump would make a deal for immunity in exchange for
his resignation, adding that the 'Russia stuff will be huge'.
He wrote on Wednesday: 'The circle is closing at blinding speed.
Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller
and congress leave him no choice.
'Trump's presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he
survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.
'Trump must be isolated. Resistance every day. The end is near
but must keep pressure high.'
In a now-deleted tweet, Schwartz also criticized Trump's
three eldest children, Ivanka, Donald Jr and Eric.
'Eric & Donald Trump Jr., dumber versions of their father.
Ivanka Trump fake human and enabler. They all suffer
from Stockholm Syndrome,' he wrote.
He later deleted the tweet and explained: 'Yesterday I criticized
Trump's children, and today deleted the tweet. I don't know
them & I want to keep my comments focused on Trump.'
The writer has long predicted Trump's resignation, with his most
recent comments echoing a statement he made in May.
'I surely believe that at some point over the next period of time
he's going to have to figure out a way to resign,' Schwartz told
CNN at the time.
Trump himself hired Schwartz to co-write the memoir-cum-business
guide, released in 1987.
Schwartz spent a year following the businessman around to write
'The Art of the Deal' and describes himself as the book's ghostwriter,
something Trump denies.
A post on Schwartz's Twitter feed reads: 'I wrote the Art of the Deal.
Donald Trump read it.'
As Trump's approach to the White House began to pick up steam
this year, Schwartz became more and more vocal in his opposition
to the Republican.
Now he maintains a rolling Twitter commentary on Trump's affairs
in which he derides the candidate as 'narcissistic' and 'paranoid'.
Before the 2016 presidential election, he warned that if Trump
were given access to America's nukes, he could cause Armageddon.
(The Mail, UK)