Riding high on the success of the Trump Tower, the budding mogul buys two more buildings in the same Manhattan neighborhood. The only problem is that one of them is occupied and he can’t just tear it down. Trump’s solution is to try to evict the tenants. But they fight back.
In previous chapters, the makers of the documentary describe Trump as a shrewd businessman who used his father’s connections to jumpstart his career. But this chapter shows him in a different light — as a bully and a sore loser.
Trump does everything he can to toss out the building’s occupants — up to the point of intimidation. But for once, he doesn’t get his way.
The following video is part of a documentary on Trump that was made a quarter century ago but never released.
The film has a gritty tabloid quality — and is, by definition, a period piece. While some “chapters” will be more explosive or longer than others, what the documentary reveals about Trump’s character and manner of operating is more relevant than ever. We dare you to watch this and say that, like Trump, you already “knew it all.”
From now until the first votes are cast in Iowa, we will stream “chapters” of it here.
This is Part 5 of 12.
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