Twenty-eight years ago, when the Trump progeny were still teens with buck teeth and sloppy chins and their Daddy’s brain was still producing full sentences, he granted an interview with Glenn Plaskin of Playboy magazine. It was similar to Michael Wolff‘s access with Plaskin shadowing the 43 year-old Trump over the course of weeks, gathering tidbits and color and sitting face-to-face with the real estate wheeler-dealer on rare occasions. Playboy has since walled off the resulting article, capitalizing on the profitability and more importantly, the revelatory thoughts of its subject.
There is plenty of jaw dropping grist in this portrait – from Trump’s ideas on genetics and his children to his praise of the Chinese for the slaughter of innocents at Tiananmen Square to his belittlement of former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev for weakness.
There’s a hubbub in social media circles about a $20 million donation supposedly directed toward Speaker Paul Ryan after his endorsement of Donald Trump. Twitter accounts (like this one) and online mags (such as this one) are making much ado about the money, the timing and the implication of a quid pro quo scenario.
10-11-2016 – Days before the release of the video recording in which Donald Trump describes his sexual assaults in crude and demeaning language, and days before the “nastiest Presidential debate of all time,” and days before GOP leaders abandoned their nominee, Hillary Clinton had taken the lead in all five swing states.