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Trump Lawyer Sends ‘Art of the Deal’ Ghostwriter a Cease-and-Desist Letter

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Obviously, Trump does not believe in the 1st amendment.

    From: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/politics/trump-tony-schwartz-book.html?_r=0

    Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of Mr. Trump’s best-selling autobiography “The Art of the Deal,” said on Wednesday that he had received a cease-and-desist letter from Mr. Trump’s chief legal counsel over his blistering assessments of the candidate and their work together.


    Mr. Schwartz said in an interview with MSNBC that the letter demanded that he forfeit all royalties he had earned from the book.


    “It’s nuts and completely indicative of who he is,” Mr. Schwartz said. “There’s no basis of anything legal. I suspect that Donald Trump called up his chief legal officer and said, ‘Go after that guy and do whatever you have to do.’ ”


    He added, “So this poor head of legal affairs for the Trump Organization had to concoct stuff — most which of is untrue.”


    Mr. Schwartz worked with Mr. Trump over 18 months in the 1980s, and his account of that time, published on Monday in a New Yorker article, sent waves through the political world days ahead of Mr. Trump’s official acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Schwartz was also interviewed on Monday on “Good Morning America.”
     
  2. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member
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    Not to defend Trump, but I wonder what this guy's political leaning is.
     
  3. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    I don't know. But it is obvious that though he was the ghost writer he did not personally like Trump. He says that he is sorry he helped Trump become known and feel bad that he will be part of the coming disaster if Trump is elected.

    Regardless of his political leanings, he still has 1st amendment rights. Trump wants to silence him and others. That is unconstitutional.
     
  4. blessedwife318

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    This is not the first time that Trump has shown he has no respect for the 1st Amendment.

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    I don't see this as a First Amendment issue. The author was paid for his services, now he's devaluing those services rendered, and he's using inside information to do it.
     
  6. Crabtownboy

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    Are you saying he should not be allowed to voice his personal feelings? Just curious.
     
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