As preparation for the upcoming debates, the Hillary Clinton campaign has talked with the ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal” to get a better understanding of the Republican nominees insecurities, the New York Times reported.
Writer Tony Schwartz told the New Yorker in July that he regrets helping Trump with the 1980s bestseller. He called Trump a “sociopath” and said that the real estate mogul has a “completely compulsive” need for attention.
The Clinton campaign has also consulted psychology experts to try to predict how Trump will respond to certain issues, according to the New York Times.
Meanwhile, Trump has declined to prepare for the debates much at all.
“I believe you can prep too much for those things,” Trump told the Times last week. “It can be dangerous. You can sound scripted or phony — like you’re trying to be someone you’re not.”
Instead of holding mock debates as preparation, Trump has been hosting Sunday lunches with some of his advisers, the Washington Post reported.