'Art of the Deal' Co-Author Expresses Grave Concern for Trump's Mental Stability

During an appearance on MSNBC, The Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz told host Ari Melber that President Donald Trump is showing symptoms of untreated mental illness.


Schwartz said, in reponse to Trump's questioning the authenticity of the Access Hollywood tape—for which he had previously apologized—"His reality testing is really poor and I believe that’s exactly what’s going on.”

The author told Melber he has observed deterioration of the president's mental health.

“There is a pretty dramatic change. He is more limited in his vocabulary, he is further from, as I said, this connection to what is factual and real. He is more impulsive, he is more reactive,” Schwartz said. “This is a guy in deep trouble.”

"We need to be really bringing in psychiatrists because this is a man who is deeply mentally ill and literally, I know that two different people from the White House — or at least saying they were from the White House and it turned out to be a White House number — who have called somebody I know in the last several weeks to say we are deeply concerned about his mental health,” he continued.

Schwartz believes Trump's mental state is becoming increasingly unstable as his fear over the Russia investigation grows.

Watch the segment below.

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