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Renowned Author Says President Trump Frightened of Black People

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Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 11/24/2017, midnight
Best-selling author of “The Art of the Deal” Tony Schwartz, Donald’s Trump’s...

Best-selling author of “The Art of the Deal” Tony Schwartz, Donald’s Trump’s ghostwriter, has dissed the president’s quarrel with the LaVar Ball family. In an on-air interview with CNN, Schwartz said Trump’s relationship with the Black family shows he is “half awed and half frightened by Black people.” The interviewer, John Berman, got the reaction from Schwartz when he asked him if Trump’s attack on the Ball’s father was due to what LaVar Ball said or what he looks like. “Both,” Schwartz replied. “So first of all, [LaVar Ball] is a tall Black man, and I think Trump is half awed and half frightened by Black people, and his only way of dealing with them is to attack them. On the other hand, I think he has a zero tolerance for any criticism of any kind, that’s why he goes after anybody who says virtually anything about him that’s negative.” Biographer Michael D’Antonio, wrote “The Truth About Trump,” agreed with Schwartz’s analysis. “I think what Tony said was correct, that there are these dual motivations on his part. On the one hand, it is racial; on the other hand, he has very thin skin.”