Turning On Trump, ‘Art Of The Deal’ Coauthor Says Inner Hole Drives Lust For Fame, Power | MSNBC

Turning On Trump, 'Art Of The Deal' Coauthor Says Inner Hole Drives Lust For Fame, Power | MSNBC 1


“Art of the Deal” coauthor Tony Schwartz goes deep on the spiritual holes of modern life — and ways to transcend the current societal pressure to constantly focus on yourself, brand yourself and seek fame, power and fortune at the expense of others, a process that he argues ultimately leaves people feeling inadequate and empty. In this interview on the roof of NBC's iconic 30 Rockefeller building, a special Thanksgiving segment on "The Beat with Ari Melber," Schwartz explores how people try to fill their “inner deficit,” a theme he has often discussed as applying to his prior writing collaborator Donald Trump, and how to pursue a more spiritual focus. Aired on 11/27/19.
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Turning On Trump, 'Art Of The Deal' Coauthor Says Inner Hole Drives Lust For Fame, Power | MSNBC

39 Comments on "Turning On Trump, ‘Art Of The Deal’ Coauthor Says Inner Hole Drives Lust For Fame, Power | MSNBC"

  1. Chump your going down…

    • unknown unknown | November 28, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Reply

      Truth be told…. If I learned anything from his presidency is, the USA is more divided and corrupt than I thought… either you’re on the left or the right…. No in between???

  2. Down with corrupt Trump!

  3. I LUV Tony…he’s a balanced,wise man….I strive to be what he’s talking about! tRUMP IS an empty shell….

  4. This is a great interview. Watch it and try to take something from it.

  5. ricketyrawd dawg | November 28, 2019 at 1:01 AM | Reply

    This is on so many levels 👍

  6. Marius Thefaker | November 28, 2019 at 1:25 AM | Reply

    My official attempt to break Mohammad Ali’s record: “I, my.” © November 27, 2019

  7. Hard to believe this man was associated with Trump in any way. Maybe he had a turn around later in his life.

    • He did an interview explaining that he was fairly desperate when he took the job to write Art of the (dishonest) Deal and he has regretted it ever since, because he says it was all fake so he feels responsible for the rise of Trump. It’s why he is fighting so hard to get the truth about trump out to the world. It’s his penance.

    • We all gotta eat.

  8. A big black hole threatens to devour the world. It’s called Donald Trump.

  9. Daniel Duvalle | November 28, 2019 at 2:06 AM | Reply

    “A man who is empty on the inside must decorate himself on the outside.”
    – Bruce Lee

    • Heywood Jablomi | November 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      David Gainey Like Bruce Lee? Ali? Ghandi? Dalai Lama? Horrible people like these?

    • Heywood Jablomi | November 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      David Gainey Your energies must be so dark and shrivelled.

    • Tycondaroga100 | November 28, 2019 at 6:52 PM | Reply

      @fried spaghetti Indeed! The Patent for “A tooth powder in the form of paste and enclosed in a collapsible enclosure” was requested in 1886, by the Honorable Dr. Sheffield. However, 60 years prior, the brother of the esteemed writer and poet Bellford Williams, Sandal Rotham Williams invented a “lead” tube one could extrude tooth powder/paste. wha-la! A Tooth paste tube.

    • fried spaghetti | November 28, 2019 at 7:25 PM | Reply

      @Tycondaroga100, ty, amazing how long some of the things we take for granted have been around, &, grateful our toothpaste is no longer in lead tubes!!

  10. I like this convo, but wish it wasn’t edited.

  11. Daniel Duvalle | November 28, 2019 at 2:10 AM | Reply

    “Why should men leave great fortunes to their children? If this is done from affection, is it not misguided affection? Observation teaches that, generally speaking, it is not well for the children that they should be so burdened. Neither is it well for the state. Beyond providing for the wife and daughters moderate sources of income, and very moderate allowances indeed, if any, for the sons, men may well hesitate, for it is no longer questionable that great sums bequeathed oftener work more for the injury than for the good of the recipients. Wise men will soon conclude that, for the best interests of the members of their families and of the state, such bequests are an improper use of their means.”
    – Andrew Carnegie, Gospel of Wealth

  12. Tony is a likeable guy..still trying to atone for helping to promote the Pigman so long ago.

  13. Getting to the <3 of the matter! Thank you, Ari Melber!

  14. Wow, Ari!
    A really meaningful Thanksgiving conversation!

  15. Co-author?? Bet he wrote whole book

  16. Red Pill Disciple | November 28, 2019 at 10:23 AM | Reply

    More money does not mean more happy. “Contentment makes a poor man rich and discontentment makes a rich man poor.”

  17. Yes I’m Blessed | November 28, 2019 at 5:01 PM | Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed this! Thank you!

  18. When you do not love there is a hole not filled!! Soul is doomed!.

  19. Annette youtube | November 28, 2019 at 5:43 PM | Reply

    “A lot of people say,
    ‘Don’t glorify money, but if I had a Iot more money, everything would be better.’ ”

    I think if we had a more solid support system here in the USA, money wouldn’t be as big of our focus, if you didn’t have to worry about education, medical and retirement costs.

  20. Brexit Refugee | November 28, 2019 at 7:13 PM | Reply

    The “only me” decade.

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