The co-author of President Trump’s bestselling 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal,” said Saturday that he regrets using the phrase to push a “fake marketing idea” about the former business mogul.
The "Art of the Deal" was a phrase that came out of my mouth 30 years ago as a way for Trump to write an autobiography he didn't have. It was a fake marketing idea, not a reality. I regret it every day of my life. Yesterday he put a final nail in the fantasy I helped to create.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) January 26, 2019
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) January 25, 2019