Hostage, thanks for the insights. I’m looking forward to reading those sources.
I think much of Trump’s PR negatives come from his public debut as a young business and community leader in the
70’s and 80’s. I think he’s always been profoundly idealistic and committed to New York. But, the glamorous play-boy image projected in the tabloids has done him no good. He was either getting bad advice, or none. I recall that I didn’t realize that he has only two divorces, not the dozens from the impression the media created.
Does that square with what you know?
I wouldn’t say he’s profoundly idealistic. He’s practical to the the extreme. He’s just extremely capable and able.
I mean take the Wollman Rink for example. That project languished for over a decade, cost overruns up the wazoo, eventually abandoned into a city scandal of mismanagement and corrupt politics, Donald Trump comes along and waves his magic wand, it’s transformed into a city landmark that is a world attraction, brought in ahead of schedule and under budget. And everyone said it couldn’t be done.
His playboy days are understandable. His sex drive was likely off the charts but he always treated women respectfully. Look how he’s taken care of his ex’s. They are all content and happy, nothing bad to say about him. Did they have fights during their marriage to him? Yes, but in the end he treated them fairly which is a lot more than most can say about their divorces.
Yes, he had two divorces. He’s genuinely in love with Melania who is classy down to her bones. Many don’t know she straightened him out.
My understanding is that after his first wife Ivana had her facial plastic surgery that went wrong, Ivana became very bitter and impossible to deal with. Her divorce from Donald was followed by his marriage to Marla Maples which he truthfully admitted was all about lust. But he took good care of Marla and she’s happy in her life now.
So Donald meets incredibly beautiful Melania and carries on his playboy persona with her and she stops him in his tracks and lets him know it’s not happening that way with her. It doesn’t matter if he’s famous or rich, she demands respect and gentlemanly conduct at all times. And Melania is conservative, pro-life, Christian, aware of humble circumstances. She transformed Donald to the pro-life conservative Christian he is today.
Melania is just what Donald needed.
I’m started to sound like a tabloid myself here so I’ll leave it at that for now. For some starting point references, see #76 above.