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Art of the Deal Writer Tony Schwartz on Trump: ‘He’d Like to Be the Emperor’

President Donald Trump‘s psyche is a topic of endless fascination. And one of the most noted experts on the subject is Art of the Deal ghostwriter Tony Schwartz — who spent 18 months in close contact with Trump while writing the bestseller during the 1980s.

Thursday, Schwartz was back on Anderson Cooper: 360 offering more insight on the President’s way of thinking. The writer analyzed a portion of an interview the President gave earlier Thursday to Mediaite’s Larry O’Connor in which Trump said he is “very frustrated” he can’t go after Hillary Clinton.

“It’s scary,” Schwartz said. He added, “He’d like to be the emperor and have full control over all [Federal Agencies]. That’s what he wants.”

Schwartz also weighed in on Trump’s comments earlier in the week in which he claimed not to be angry over the course of events in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe.

“He’s angry at everyone right now, I guarantee you,” Schwartz said. “And if you’re sitting in that White House you feel it…There’s nothing Donald Trump feels more intolerable than to feel weak or potentially humiliated, or out of control. And along comes this guy Mueller indicts these three people. Sets Trump’s teeth on edge that it’s coming toward him. This is a tsunami, really.”

And as to how Trump thinks the investigation will play out?

“Trump is very, very, very anxious that Mueller’s going to get him.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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