|Trump with shady businessman father Fred who staked Donald's start|
It may be the best, most comprehensive article you will ever read on the subject of “What Makes Donald Run?”
The short summary is that Trump and his family grew up in Queens in a grand mansion, but he longed to be accepted in Manhattan society. He hitched his star to the repulsive Roy Cohn and various Mafia dons and never won what he most craved: respect. Again and again, he was driven to prove that whatever he did was the biggest and best, even when it wasn’t.
|Trump the businessman launches the US Football League and his own|
franchise, the New Jersey Generals. Lasted two years before it
crashed and burned.
|Trump with mentor Roy Cohn, the brains behind disgraced Sen. |
Joe McCarthy's witchhunt for "Reds"
In the 1980s, Trump had a well-established reputation as a con man.
|The renowned Art Deco classic Bonwit Teller building|
destroyed by Trump to build a tacky monument to himself
|Trump built this monstrosity on the Bonwit Teller site using undocumented|
workers from Poland. He also cheated them on their wages and exposed
them to dangerous working conditions.
This is an amazing read, with details you may never have known. Blumenthal read all the Trump biographies to distill the essence of this serial liar.
Donald was no rugged individualist. He started in business with a $14 million loan from his father, who bailed him out as his casino venture began to sink.
Trump never won acceptance in Manhattan. You know the song Frank Sinatra (and Liza Minelli) sang “New York, New York,” that goes “if you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere…” But Trump was loathed in the town he most wanted to conquer.
New Yorkers don’t agree on much. But they agree that Trump is a bum, a phony, a liar and a fraud.
So his passionate pursuit of “respect” has landed him in the White House.