Skip to comments.NYT FLASHBACK: "THE EXPANDING EMPIRE OF DONALD TRUMP" (from April 8, 1984)
Posted on 07/04/2018 4:18:42 AM PDT by bryan999
'DONALD! HEY, DONALD! DONALD!' THE men were yelling, eager to call him by name. A storm front of cigar smoke was gathering above the hotel ballroom, packed elbow-to-elbow for a breakfast-hour sports forum with a crowd that included some of New York's most wealthy, powerful and famous men.
Mayor Koch was there, former Mayors Lindsay and Beame, two United States Senators, the five borough presidents, judges, labor leaders, busines stycoons and sports celebrities, as well as team owners and executives such as George Steinbrenner, Sonny Werblin of the Knicks and Rangers, Fred Wilpon, president of the Mets, and several hundred men who make it their business to rub shoulders at such functions.
Yet, somehow, everyonme at this sports function was drawn to Donald Trump, the 37-year-old owner of the New Jersey Generals, a franchise in the upstart United States Football League. As Mr. Trump inched his way toward the exit, dragging a dozen reporters, emn int he crowd stood on their tiptoes to wave and call to him - like so many bejowled rock-star fans. There was a desperation about them as they reached throught he reporters to pat him on the back, to grasp his hand or just to stuff a business card into his coat pocket. If only he could cut them in.
Donald J. Trump is the man of the hour. Turnon the television or open a newspaper almost any day of the week and there he is, snatching some star form the National Football League, announcing some preposterously lavish project he wants to build. Public-relations firms call him, offering to handle his account for nothing, so that they might take credit for the torrential hoopla.
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Be sure to send the link to your favorite lib Trump-hater !
He is MAGA. Love this guy. Bet he misses those days.
Enjoy the contrast between NYT then, vs now.
I like this quote from the article:
The idea that he would ever be allowed to got into a room alone and negotiate for the United States, let alone be successful in disarming the world, seems the naive musing of an optimistic, deluded young man who has never lost at anything he has tried. But he believes that through years of making his views known and through supporting candidaes who share his views, it could someday happen.
He is constantly asked about his interest in running for elective office. Absolutely not, he answers. All of the false smiles and the red tape. It is too difficult to really do anthing.
I remember this phase of Trump's life, and his fame; but I never dreamed such a rambunctious, daring man would be dealing cards at the highest levels of geopolitics.
I thank God daily for this man and his willingness to be used in the process of torpedoing the staid, petrified status quo.
Wow I want to soak in and enjoy every minute of the next six and a half years, I cannot wait for Trump’s book about his experiences as a candidate and as president. You know that he is not going to hold back anything (and watch National Security related), and he is going to really hit some people hard.
“While” not “Wow.”
Independence Day B U M P !
I finally got around to reading the whole thing. Incredible how it foreshadowed so much of what he is today, particularly the part where he was concerned at age 37 about nuclear war and the necessity to negotiate with world leaders, at which the author was incredulous. Thanks for digging up and posting this article.
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