'Art Of The Deal' Co-Author Spells Out Why Pandemic Deaths 'Don't Matter' To Trump - 2020-05-16
Donald Trump's former ghostwriter declared Friday that the president really doesn't care about the deaths resulting from the coronavirus pandemic because he has "no conscience" and is solely motivated by the need to dominate.
Tony Schwartz, who co-authored Trump's 1987 book "The Art of the Deal," explained to MSNBC's Ari Melber how the president's repeated premature declarations of victory in the fight against the contagion had prompted him to "really rethink Trump's motivation."
"I've always assumed like most people have that the primary motivation is to be loved and admired and recognized and praised," said Schwartz. "That is a motivation but the deeper motivation is domination, is to win. And that is a function of the fact that he has no conscience."
"And let's be clear. No conscience," he added.