Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” says that Donald Trump and two of his adult children and a son-in-law should be behind bars.
Schwartz co-authored Trump’s book, which was first published in 1987. Since Trump won the 2016 presidential election Schwartz has been an outspoken critic.
“Crime family: Donald, Ivanka, Jared, Donald Jr. They all belong in prison,” Schwartz tweeted on Monday.
Crime family: Donald, Ivanka, Jared, Donald Jr. They all belong in prison.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) November 26, 2019
Trump is currently facing the possibility of impeachment for his dealings with Ukraine. Trump withheld nearly $400 million in military aid in an attempt to pressure Ukraine into opening an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. He hoped to use the information to benefit himself in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump is also currently being investigated for tax fraud, campaign finance violations and illegally using inauguration funds. The Trump family business the Trump Organization is entangled in these scandals.
Trump’s oldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, currently run the Trump Organization.
Ivanka Trump, Trump’s oldest daughter, was an executive in the company, but she stepped down when she took a position in his administration.
Several ethical concerns have been brought to light that includes the Trump family and its business dealings.
Ivanka Trump’s trying to nail down a patent in China as her father wages a trade war against Beijing is one of those ethical concerns. The Trump family has also been repeatedly accused of profiting from and promoting their business by using Donald Trump’s influence as president.
Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, has faced scrutiny for his dealings with foreign governments, One incident especially sticks out. Kushner bailed out his own family’s real estate business with the help of Qataris. Kushner’s close relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has also raised eyebrows.
The Trump family, of course, denies that it has done anything wrong.
Schwartz stated back in May that “in light of everything we now know about President Trump,” he would rename the book he wrote.
“If I had to rename ‘The Art of the Deal,’ I would call it The Sociopath,” Schwartz told CNN adding “because he has no conscience, he has no guilt. All he wants to do is make the case that he would like to be true.
“And while I do think he is probably aware that more walls are closing around him than ever before, he does not experience the world in the way an ordinary human being would.”
In June after E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of sexual assault Schwartz spoke out and called Trump a “serial felon.”
“A 16th woman yesterday accused Donald Trump of sexual assault—in this case, rape, with very specific details,” tweeted Schwartz.
“In what sane & decent world can this man continue as president of the United States?” continued Schwartz’s tweet, adding that he believed Trump should be put on trial for repeated “violent criminal behavior.”