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:
“In fact, Trump’s aggrieved mood became a perfect match for the Bannon-written aggrieved inaugural address. Much of the sixteen-minute speech was part of Bannon’s daily joie de guerre patter-his take-back-the country America-first, carnage-everywhere vision for the country. But it actually became darker and more forceful when filtered through Trump’s disappointment and delivered with his golf face. The administration purposely began on a tone of menace-a Bannon-driven message to the other side that the country was about to undergo profound change. Trump’s wounded feeling-his sense of being shunned and unloved on the very day he became president-helped send that message. When he came off the podium after delivering his address, he kept repeating, “Nobody will forget this speech.”
George W. Bush, on the dais, supplied what seemed likely to become the historic footnote to the Trump address: “That’s some weird shit.” -page 44 of Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff