after the construction of the twin-towered Time Warner Center
in Manhattan (home to twenty million dollar condos featuring,
its owners claimed, the "most commanding view of any residences
overlooking Central Park"), Donald Trump had banners hung
from his own World Tower, a neighboring building to the north.
Trump's message? "Your views aren't so great, are they?
We have the real Central Park views and address! Best Wishes,
From the March 1990
Playboy interview with Donald Trump:
Playboy: How is your
Trump: Just fine.
Ivana is a very kind and good woman. I also think she has the
instincts and drive of a good manager. She's focused and she's
Playboy: And as a
wife, not a manager?
Trump: I never comment
on romance.... She's a great mother, a good woman who does a
Playboy: What is
marriage to you? Is it monogamous?
Trump: I don't have
to answer that. I never speak about my wife--which is one of
the advantages of not being a politician. My marriage is and
should be a personal thing.
Overheard at a party:
The bookmakers are
taking bets on who Donald Trump will marry next (a serious remark).
Odds are: Marla Maples
34 to 1, Elizabeth Taylor 5000 to 1, etc. etc., and Boy George
65000 to 1.
Someone else who
overheard suggested that The Donald would place a large bet
on Boy George and marry him to collect.
Trump: Friar's Club Roast
On October 15, 2004,
shortly before his wedding to model Melania Knauss, Donald Trump
was roasted at the Friar's Club's 100th anniversary bash in
New York City. Regis Philbin led a panel of friends in razzing
the Donald, among them comedian Susie Essman. "I know what
Melania sees in you," she joked. "A billion dollars
and high cholesterol!"