Tony Schwartz, the man who claims to have ghostwritten Donald Trump’s memoir, a 1987 best-selling business book, The Art of the Deal, has predicted that the US President is going to resign before the end of this year.
According to Mr Schwartz, who has been a vocal critic of President Trump and spent 18 months interviewing and shadowing him in the 1980’s, the President would negotiate a deal for immunity in the Russia investigation in exchange for giving up his seat in the Oval Office.
The Independent quoted him as saying: “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 the end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.”
There have however been some disputes between Mr Schwartz and Mr Trump about who wrote the book. The president has challenged Mr Schwartz’ position as the ghostwriter via his legal team but Mr Schwartz claims he has proof from his publisher Random House that he wrote the entire book.
Mr Schwartz, who shared credit as a co-author with Mr Trump, claims Mr Trump only did some minor editing of the book which he touted during his campaign as evidence of his skills as a negotiator.
Mr Trump has acknowledged Mr Schwartz as his co-author but insisted he wrote his own memoir.
And Schwartz has stressed that if he could go back in time and rewrite the book, he would opt for the title The Sociopath.
Would Trump resign?
In the Independent report by Maya Oppenheim, Schwartz was quoted as arguing that resistance against the president, who has drawn fierce criticism for drawing moral equivalence between white supremacists and anti-fascists in the wake of Charlottesville, must be maintained despite his resignation being imminent.
He said: “Trump must be isolated. Resistance every day. The end is near but must keep pressure high.”
He added: “The end game is on: Trump goes down or we do. He will blow up the world to prove he matters. We must stand up in opposition every day”.
Americans, reacting to the report on Schwartz, think Trump’s time is up.
“YES RESIGN” wrote Kathryn. “Trump hasn’t done ANYTHING RIGHT! GO BACK TO your business because you DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT POLITICS and TAKE your klan with you!”
Another reader, Matt wrote: “I mean I’m sorry if you voted for Trump but he should resign. This presidency is a colossal disaster”.
HighinHI wrote: “he will go sooner or later but what about the incredible divisiveness he is brought to the American people and the deterioration of America that he’s brought to the. no matter what happens with him we’ve got a long way to go to recover what he has lost for all of us. Trump supporters have to start educating themselves into reality and realize that this alternate universe conspiracy theory that they’ve been following is just a load of crock and is the worst thing for America. America is already great and the world’s leader we just need to keep doing that instead of having an internal Civil War which is what this President and his supporters seem to be propagating. working Americans and all of us who believe in all its righteousness freedoms and equality let’s stand up against all this hatred. there is no such thing as a deep state or an ALT left these are just Concepts the orange one made up so let us just simply deploy deep thinking. like encourage all Trump supporters to just take a deep breath use your brain logic things out you’ll come up with their better answers than you have with letting somebody else tell you what to think and what the right direction should be you’re an American use your own brain. good luck to us all America the Beautiful”