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How Fred Trump turned The Don’ into the monster he is now

I was, like, the top-ranking guy in terms of the military. That doesn’t mean I was able to get along with people, because the reason I went [to military school] in the first place was that I didn’t get along with a lot of people.”

Donald Trump via David Shields

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Oh and …

Trump’s ghostwriter Tony Schwartz: To survive, Trump felt compelled to go to war with the world. It was a binary, zero-sum choice for him. You either dominated or you submitted. You either created and exploited fear, or you succumbed to it, as he thought his older brother had. This narrow, defensive outlook took hold at a very early age, and it never evolved.”

… which reminds me of another piece I read this morning.

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