Tony Schwartz
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The man who wrote The Art of the Deal reflects on Donald Trump, his presidency, and what the coming weeks could bring. 

Schwartz says Trump’s “primary motivation is dominance” and “there is nothing Trump fears more than failure.” And with the election little more than a week away, Schwartz thinks Trump believes he’s going to lose, “probably even more than he did four years ago.”

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