Trump's obsession with a book he wrote

Trump says his favorite book is the Bible. Guess who wrote his second favorite book?

Stranger than Fiction

Trump: The Art of the Deal is the 1987 book credited to Donald Trump and journalist Tony Schwartz

Part memoir and part business-advice book, it was the first book credited to Trump, and helped to make him a "household name". It reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list, stayed there for 13 weeks, and altogether held a position on the list for 48 weeks. The book received additional attention during Trump's 2016 campaign for the presidency of the United States. He cited it as one of his proudest accomplishments and his second-favorite book after the Bible.

Schwartz called writing the book his "greatest regret in life, without question,"

Both he and the book's publisher, Howard Kaminsky, said that Trump had played no role in the actual writing of the book. Trump has personally given conflicting accounts on the question of authorship. Schwartz later suggested that the work be "recategorized as fiction". The book talks about Trump's childhood in Jamaica Estates, Queens. It then describes his early work in Brooklyn prior to moving to Manhattan and building The Trump Organization, his actions and thoughts in developing the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Trump Tower, in renovating Wollman Rink, and regarding various other projects. The book also contains an 11-step formula for business success, inspired by Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking.

Alternative Facts

The book coined the phrase "truthful hyperbole" describing "an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion." Schwartz said Trump loved that phrase. In January 2017, the phrase was noted for its similarity to the phrase "alternative facts" coined by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway when she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's statements about the attendance at Trump's inauguration as President of the United States. Based on Trump's tax returns between 1985 and 1994 which showed a loss greater than "nearly any other individual American taxpayer" during that period, co-author Schwartz suggested that the book might be "recategorized as fiction".


02/11/2020 12:57 PMupdated: 02/11/2020 3:52 PM


  • Monet E.
    01/23/2021 03:15

    This is painful to watch.

  • Barbara E.
    03/29/2020 01:51

    He’s pathetic!!!😩😡

  • James K.
    03/04/2020 21:43

    He is a babbling mental fascist fool!

  • Redde W.
    02/29/2020 23:38

    Are businesses in "the art of the deal" still open??

  • Redde W.
    02/29/2020 23:37

    I wonder.......... can he spell Bible?

  • Robert K.
    02/29/2020 17:30

    Art of the deal chapter 1 "Dont pay your Bill's and never pay contractors or small businessman for their work." Chapter 2 "Pay porn stars for sex."

  • Mark W.
    02/28/2020 17:03

    Even if he could read, he couldn’t understand the Bible. He’s a moron.

  • John W.
    02/28/2020 06:27

    Buy bull

  • Beau J.
    02/28/2020 05:51

    2 Corinthians

  • Daniel D.
    02/27/2020 19:33

    Bet he can't quote one line from either book.

  • James H.
    02/27/2020 01:20

    Trump 2020. Make snowflake liberals cry..

  • Agnes E.
    02/26/2020 19:53


  • Juanda-Lynn D.
    02/26/2020 03:35

    I didn't watch it but was his 2nd favourite book "my battle"?

  • Jose A.
    02/25/2020 14:47

    So hes using his position to sell his book?

  • Gary C.
    02/25/2020 02:33

    He's Full Of It- but he sure knows how to work his crowd.

  • Dale H.
    02/25/2020 02:32

    So? I'm a writer. Nothing wrong with being proud of your work.

  • Joseph A.
    02/24/2020 22:37

    What a joke!

  • David S.
    02/24/2020 22:22

    obviously the book is great advice with the deals he has made for us

  • Paul K.
    02/24/2020 21:07

    just a total embarrassment on every level...and the racists and morons cheer him on

  • Wayne J.
    02/23/2020 21:09

    He's never read the Bible just as he never wrote The Art of the Deal. I don't think he's ever read a book! Nothing more than a snake oil salesman.

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