A man who worked closely with Trump said he had seen him treat people horribly, and subjected his own family to “extraordinary verbal assaults.” How he treated three loyal employees after their death may be even more telling.
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What kind of a man is Donald Trump? It depends on whom you ask.
His co-author of the book “The Art of the Deal” characterized him as a “loner.”
An interior decorator who worked closely with him created a vivid picture of a polite, well-mannered man, with an attractive boyishness — on camera — but off camera, he was hostile, angry, and often out of control. And, he said, he had seen him treat people horribly, including his own family, whom he often subjected to “extraordinary verbal assaults.”
But one employee described him in the most extravagantly glowing terms. Four months later, this same person was killed in a helicopter crash along with two others. In an interview with The New York Times, Trump blamed his financial reversals in Atlantic City on these same men. When other employees found out what Trump had said about them, they were furious. In response, Trump denied ever saying such things.
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 9 of 12.
.Editor’s Note: At the request of the filmmakers, this post was updated on August 23, 2023, with a new link to the full documentary.