Dreaming of Donald By Arthur Topham

 

Dreaming of Donald

By
Arthur Topham
May 23rd, 2016

 

“Trump is Scottish!

This may not surprise you, but you will be happy to learn that Donald Trump is not only of German extraction but also is at least half Scottish, both his maternal grandparents and his mother being born in Scotland.  Strangely he hasn’t mentioned this compelling evidence of insight, intellect, honesty and productivity. Perhaps he is simply too modest (a virtue) or believes that voters could think he were boasting.  Or, maybe he’s just saving the best news for a good punch-line!
 
What a change from the sleazy, parasitic money-changers, traitors and con-men who have controlled our lives and destiny during the past few decades. Given more time they would have dispossessed us of both our freedom and our assets, not to mention our reputation.”

~ Ian V. Macdonald, former Canadian Ambassador, Publisher and Author

 

Recently I received an email from my friend and associate Ian V. Macdonald that contained a brief biographical sketch of Donald Trump’s life and work. Given all the divergent media hype from every possible angle that’s been flooding cyberspace for months now I decided to read the bio through and maybe…just maybe… try to catch a bit of general, objective information on this colourful and provocative individual who has managed to throw the whole nation of American into a state of turbulent confusion, outrage and, yes, even hope…hope that there still could be a slim chance that the US of A might redeem its soul and get back to its non-GMO roots during these trying times.

After reading the bio on Trump I didn’t give it much more thought but later that night, much to my amused amazement I ended up having a dream about Donald T! I wish I had gotten out of bed right away and wrote down everything that went on but, alas, I didn’t. The next day I could only recollect the fact that Donald Trump was in the scenarios that were passing through my dreamworld and that he was talking with me and just hanging out like one of the guys (so to speak). The substance of our discussions are gone and all that was left was a feeling or tone; a mood of mind wherein what had transpired was nothing more than common place as if it had been my neighbour from across the road who’d appeared in the night to discuss some mundane subject with me.

What was totally missing from the dream was the media circus frenzy that has been performing non-stop since Donald Trump announced to the world that he definitely had a dog in the presidential race. Speculation and assumption from every quarter has been the order of the day when it comes to coverage of every word and deed (past and present) of Donald Trump.

Those who have witnessed American politics over the past six or seven decades and seen every dirty trick in the book used in order to capture the title to the Number 1 spot on the global political calendar are the most skeptical of Trump (and rightfully so). Those who’ve been immersed in the political process and have benefited from it’s manipulation by the powerful lobbyists have had the comfort of pre-emptive foreknowledge of events pulled from under their feet and are being forced for the first time to actually consider radical possibilities that could unfold should Trump end up triumphant in his quest for the presidential title.

Being one of the former group above I have been observing the machinations of the U.S.A. since that historic day on November 22nd, 1963 when I first heard the intercom suddenly come on in my high school class and the principal announcing to us that US President J.F. Kennedy had been assassinated. It was the first forewarning that the world was heading down the rough road to hell.

And so as I read the biography in as dispassionate a manner as possible I couldn’t help but reflect upon my own life and the multitude of experiences that I have had or else that I was privileged to be privy to and as I scanned Trump’s family history and his own upbringing and, more importantly, the variety of experiences that he has had and the achievements that he has accomplished I found myself looking at a personality unquestionably dynamic, creative, perspicacious, overflowing with verve and self-confidence and yet, still, somehow displaying that immortal spirit within mankind in its rawest and most humane aspects that makes us each of us unique and special.

As John Lennon said, “You can say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one.” Like John, I too may be just a dreamer who refuses to accept the status quo come hell or high water but I don’t think I’m alone in still wishing and hoping that the day will come when we’ll see some positive change occur in the good ol’ US of A.

Should the Donald turn out to be yet another duplicitous Zionist dud duck so be it. God knows that the actions of America, with respect to the rest of the world (the horrendous amount of death and destruction done to it by U.S. presidents and their serpentine power brokers), will undoubtedly warrant an equivalent amount of bad karma coming home it.

And so, as I dream it Donald is America’s last chance for any possible peaceful redemption. If the Trump fails the House of Cards we call Western Civilization may also fail with him.

With these preliminary remarks I now present the specs on Donald Trump:

* Specifications:
Donald John Trump, was born June 14, 1946. He will be 70 years old on election day. From the Internet, he is 6’2″ or 6’3” and weighs between 195 and 200 lbs. He has a full head of blond/brown hair (which is long and elaborately combed) and blue eyes. The Internet tells us he wears a size 12 shoe.

Donald Trump was the fourth of five children born over eleven years. The oldest, Mary Ann, was born in 1937 and is currently a Federal Judge. His older brother, Fred Jr, died in early adulthood as a result of complications from alcoholism. He has another older sister, Elizabeth and a younger brother, Robert.

Donald Trump has been married three times. Trump’s first wife, Ivana, was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia and a divorcee who has been married 4 times in her life. She is a life long avid skier and worked in design at the Trump Organization.

Marla Maples, Trump’s second wife is an actress and model. Trump’s third wife, Melania is an immigrant from Slovenia (born in Yugoslavia) and has been a super model.

Two of Trump’s children, Donald Jr and Ivanka, have gone to U of Pennsylvania. Son Eric, went to Georgetown.

Donald Trump tells us that he is Presbyterian. Donald Trump does not have any interest in the occult, mysticism or exotic mythologies.

Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her three children are converts to Judaism. Ivanka, is married to Jared Kushner who is, among other things, a newspaper publisher. The Kushner family is very successful in New York City area real estate. Donald’s grandmother, mother, first wife, and third wife are all immigrants.

Donald Trump was born and raised in Queens, NY. Though his family was very wealthy, Trump’s boyhood home in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens was not a grand mansion. The Trump home was a larger version of the homes Fred Trump was building for his tenants. There are no indications that the Trump family lived among the wealthy elites on vacations or country clubs. Queens is the largest of New York’s five boroughs and the most ethnically diverse.

Trump attended a local private day school, the Kew Forrest School, in Queens until about 8th grade. His secondary schooling was at New York Military Academy which is about 60 miles north of NYC in Cornwall on the Hudson. He was the in class of 1964. Trump was never a “Preppie”. Trump never embraced any aspect of the “Hippie” movement of that time. Trump was a very good high school athlete – football, soccer, and especially baseball. He had potential to become a professional baseball player.

Even in high school – Trump liked women and women liked him. Trump was generally popular in high school. Trump’s boarding school room mate liked him. He attended Fordham University in NYC for two years, then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. At that time, the Wharton School offered a rare program for Real Estate Business. Though he was of age, Donald Trump did not serve in Vietnam. He was not drafted due to bone spurs in his heels (4F) and also student deferments. Ultimately, in the draft lottery, he drew a high number.

We know Donald Trump does not smoke, drink, or use recreational drugs. He’ll be the first President in more than 25 years who hasn’t smoked weed. (BTW: Trump’s children don’t smoke or drink either) Trump makes it well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with women. I am unaware if Donald Trump is a recreational gambler. His doctor publicly announced Trump to be in excellent health.

I think that to really know Donald Trump, you must know his family background. The Trump family story is a very American story.

Trump family history – concise version 
Donald Trump’s grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Alsace (Kallstadt, Germany) which throughout history has been alternately French and German. The Trumps are German, originally speaking the same German dialect as the Amish of Lancaster County, PA speak. His maternal grandparents lived in Scotland. Freiderich Trump made a small but respectable fortune in the late 19th Century in the mining boom towns of the American Northwest. He returned to Germany to marry his childhood neighbour, Elizabeth Christ. The newly married Trumps resettled in the Borough of Queens NY. Freiderich was establishing a Real Estate business in Queens when he died suddenly at age 49 (1918).

In 1920, at the age of 15, Fred Trump (Freiderich’s son who was Donald’s father), started a business partnership with his widowed mother called Elizabeth Trump & Son. This business was built upon the real estate holdings that his father, Frederich, had amassed (worth about $500,000.00 in today’s dollars). This is the original “seed money” of the current Trump Organization. Elizabeth & son Fred remained close business partners her entire life (she died in 1966).

In 1936 Fred Trump (age 31) married Mary Ann MacLeod (age 24) of Stoneaway Scotland. During the depression, Fred Trump built and successfully operated a supermarket (a new concept at the time) that was later sold to King Kullen Co. and still operates to this day.

Fred Trump made a lot of money building housing for the military during WWII. Nearly all of the building of Elizabeth Trump & Son’s non-government building were residential properties in Queens. Fred Trump died in 1999 (age 94) – beloved and worth between $250 and $300 million. His wife died a year later.

Donald Trump’s career 
Donald Trump is the greatest career achiever of the “baby boomer” generation. Donald Trump has reached the zenith in his careers as a book author, TV entertainer, sports entertainer, Real Estate developer, and currently politician.

Donald Trump has authored more than 18 books. At least one of them, The Art of the Deal was a top seller. Donald says that the Holy Bible is his favorite book. The Art of the Deal is his 2nd favourite book. And The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale is his third favourite book.

He likes golf. Donald Trump has developed more than 11 golf courses which bear his name.

Donald Trump has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award.

Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Donald Trump has been inducted to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Donald Trump has appeared in more than a dozen movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander, and Little Rascals.

Donald Trump has been a guest actor in more than 6 TV shows such as Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Days of Our Lives, Sex and the City, and others.

Trump has been the Executive Producer of 7 TV shows.

Trump has been the guest host of 5 TV shows such as Extra, Larry King Live, and Saturday Night Live, and more.

Donald Trump has been co-producer of the longest running reality TV show.

Donald Trump performed in several WWE wrestling shows. Donald performed in Wrestlemania 23 which set attendance records and revenue records up until that time.

In his first candidacy for public office, Donald Trump has received the most popular votes for the President of the United States out of a field of experienced and successful politicians. And he has achieved this with less money than any of his opponents.

Keeping in mind that 90% of start up businesses fail, Trump’s record of enterprise is nothing short of amazing. Donald Trump has enjoyed success in at least 11 very different enterprises:

Professional football, Ice Skating rinks, Fragrance, Ice, Steaks, Wines, Model management, Airline, blenders, Men’s wear, Bicycle races, world class beauty contests, and others. In some of these, such as model management, his firm has risen to the top of that particular industry.

There are 31 buildings that bear his name. The largest private real estate development in New York is Trump Riverside. Drive down the Henry Hudson Blvd: you can’t miss them. There are at least 12 Trump Towers. There are at least 6 Trump Plazas. There are at least 11 Trump Golf Course developments.

And much more in real estate.
Trump Entertainment, casinos, and resorts was recently sold to Carl Ichan. Donald Trump’s personal managing of the Wollman Ice Skating Rink project in the early 1980’s is the quintessential case study for MBA students in Wharton, Harvard, and other business schools. His performance there was phenomenal. Donald Trump’s privately held businesses employ more than 200,000 people. In the casino business in Atlantic City, Trump had to do business with known mobsters – and he stayed “clean” and alive. Aside from his personal investments, Donald Trump has never been a Wall Street “player”.

The Political Trump:
About 1967 – 1987 – Democrat (he was a supporter of Ronald Reagan)
1987 – 1999 – Republican
1999 – 2001 – Reform Party (he supported Ross Perot)
2001 – 2009 – Democrat
2009 – 2011 – Republican
2011 – 2012 – Independent
2012 – Present – Republican

Donald Trump was openly supportive of Mitt Romney’s candidacy. Donald Trump does hold political party organizations in high regard. For the most part, his political party involvement has been for practical reasons. Donald Trump does not appear to be held to political ideology.

Some of the biographer’s* take aways:
Trump has an extraordinarily energetic central nervous system much like Teddy Roosevelt but more targeted to industry and enterprise. Trump’s presidency will be very energetic, transparent, and communicative. Trump will be a very hard working President. His interaction with his older brother (who everybody loved) tells me that he thinks that everybody is like him – or wants to be – or should be. Trump is the Babe Ruth of career achievements. He is dumb like a fox. When you think he just said something stupid – he didn’t. It’s just that you were not his target audience. Trump knows the people – the folk. His son, Donald Jr. is right. Trump is a “Blue Collar Billionaire”. More than anything, his TV show, The Apprentice, was his passion. He wants all Americans to have confidence (like he does) to venture forth. Donald Trump is attracted to and marries smart, high achieving women. The highest levels of a Trump Administration is certain to have many women – and they will be bright and assertive. Donald Trump’s children are very important to him. And it shows.

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I’m not sure if the bio was written by Ian V Macdonald. No mention of it one way or another. A.T.