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Trump Sends 'Art of the Deal' Ghostwriter Cease and Desist Letter

Tony Schwartz said the letter demands he return all royalty payments received from the book

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    The ghostwriter of Donald Trump's bestselling book "The Art of the Deal" said Wednesday he has received a cease and desist letter from Trump's campaign in response to comments he made about Trump, NBC News reported.

    In an interview with MSNBC, Tony Schwartz said the letter demands, among other things, that the former journalist stop collecting and return all the royalty payments he received from the book.

    It comes after Schwartz, who was employed by Trump to co-write his memoir in 1987, slammed the Republican candidate in an interview with the New Yorker. He told the magazine that he genuinely believes "if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization."

    Schwartz described Trump to Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams as "having no heart and no soul."