Donald Trump’s Essential Nature


Donald Trump is flanked by Victoria Silvstedt, the 1997 Playmate of the Year, and his then girlfriend, Melania Knauss, at Playboy magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Lexington Ave. armory in 2003.
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“Trump’s understanding of his own essential nature was even more precise. Once, coming back on his plane with a billionaire friend who had brought along a foreign model, Trump, trying to move in on his friend’s date, urged a stop in Atlantic City. He would provide a tour of his casino. His friend assured the model that there was nothing to recommend Atlantic City. It was a place overrun by white trash.
“What is this ‘white trash’?” asked the model.
“They’re people just like me,” said Trump, “only they’re poor.”

This can be found on Page 23 of Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff: