Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, recently sat for an interview with The New Yorker. Random House first published the Trump memoir back in November 1987; it went on to become a New York Times bestseller.
During this conversation, Schwartz (pictured, via) confessed that he feels regretful for having taken on that project. He also revealed that Trump’s campaign speeches and antics have ignited feelings of anxiety and terror over the prospect of a Trump presidency.
Schwartz explained: “I put lipstick on a pig. I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is. I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.” (via TIME)