Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 On July 12, 1954, Trump was called to testify before a US Senate committee about $4 million in windfall profits he had taken from a government housing program for war veterans.
#2 Capehart, the Republican senator from Ohio, made the hearings into a traveling show that would tour the country and air live on TV. He subpoenaed Fred Trump, who gave a brilliant performance. He explained the complicated, but legal, means he used to get the most out of a program that seemed designed to benefit a builder who could read regulations as well as he could read a blueprint.
#3 Trump explained that the land under his Beach Haven development was held by a trust devoted to his children. The buildings, however, were owned by half a dozen corporations. Every year these six entities paid rent to the trust for the use of the land.
#4 Trump was a classic New York character, and he could have been drawn from a Gilded Age memoir of political corruption called Plunkitt of Tammany Hall. The Plunkitt in question was George Washington Plunkitt, a nineteenth-century New York State legislator who had famously declared, I saw my opportunities and I took ’em.