'Art of the Deal' co-author predicts Trump is about to resign

Co-author of President Trump's book "The Art of the Deal” says the Trump presidency is effectively over and Trump himself is getting ready to walk away.

Tony Schwartz has been a frequent critic of the president since he took office, and tweeted out his latest thoughts on Wednesday.

"The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice," Schwartz wrote via Twitter. ""Trump's presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner."

Schwartz, who’s been predicting resignation for a couple of months now, says President Trump would make a deal for immunity to avoid prison time in exchange for him stepping down.

Schwartz says the Russia investigation will be huge and that the president doesn’t want to go to jail.

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"Bigot" -- 8

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"American" -- 8

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"Racist" -- 9

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"Dishonest" -- 9

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"Clown" -- 9

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"Great" -- 10

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"Disgusting" -- 10

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"Successful" -- 11

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"Narcissist" -- 11

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"Business" -- 11

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"Bully" -- 11

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"Trying" -- 12

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"Arrogant" -- 12

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"Stupid" -- 13

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"A--hole" -- 13

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"Egotistical" -- 15

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"Ignorant" -- 16

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"Businessman" -- 18

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"Strong" -- 21

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"President" -- 22

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"Unqualified" -- 25

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"Leader" -- 25

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"Liar" -- 30

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"Incompetent" -- 31

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"Idiot" -- 39

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The prediction from Schwartz comes after Trump left himself open to praise from "alt-right" activists and criticism from lawmakers, business leaders and political pundits alike on Tuesday afternoon when he said there were "two sides" to the deadly Charlottesville protests last Saturday. His comments have prompted a wave of backlash from activists, media pundits and lawmakers alike on a local and national scale.

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While some, including Vice President Mike Pence, have rushed to the president's side, many have speculated that Trump's ad-libbed moment prompted a rift in the White House between those focused on effective messaging -- like chief of staff John Kelly -- and those with more nationalist views like chief strategist Steve Bannon. 

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