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Perspective | I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.

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“To survive, I concluded from our conversations, Trump felt compelled to go to war with the world. It was a binary, zero-sum choice for him: You either dominated or you submitted. You either created and exploited fear or you succumbed to it — as he thought his older brother had. This narrow, defensive worldview took hold at a very early age, and it never evolved. “When I look at myself today and I look at myself in the first grade,” he told a recent biographer, “I’m basically the same.” His development essentially ended in early childhood.”

Perspective | I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.

The president’s behavior, explained.

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