Donald Trump responded like he usually does when someone does something he doesn't agree with: He slapped Schwartz with an angry cease-and-desist letter, demanding Schwartz pay back all the royalties he earned for writing the book.
The New York Times, which got its hands on the letter, reports that Trump asked Schwartz make "written assurances that you will not generate or disseminate any misleading or inaccurate information or make any baseless accusations with respect to Mr. Trump."
"It's nuts and completely indicative of who he is," Schwartz told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC Wednesday. "There's no basis of anything legal. I suspect that Donald Trump called up his chief legal officer and said, 'Go after that guy and do whatever you have to do.'"
In the New Yorker interview, which reached an astronomical number of views on the day it was published, Schwartz called Trump a "sociopath" and believes that "if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization."