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by James Rutherford,John R. O'Donnell

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Author:
James Rutherford,John R. O'Donnell
ISBN13:
978-0671715366
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0671715364
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Pocket Books (June 24, 1993)
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Professionals & Academics
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4.3
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131

Trump’s abnormal forgetfulness: The book details several instances of Trump’s strange forgetfulness and lack of. .O’Donnell clearly had many valid reasons to very much dislike Trump, but his reporting stays very fact-based and avoids emotional outbursts.

Trump’s abnormal forgetfulness: The book details several instances of Trump’s strange forgetfulness and lack of focus. In several entertaining stories, the author describes several business projects where Trump continually acts clueless about what’s going on, despite the decisions being discussed and agreed upon many times.

But the only people privy to Donald Trump's real story were the members of his inner circle-men such as Jack O'Donnell, a top executive at Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino until April, 1990. On top of the worl. n a house of cards. The tabloids tracked his every move. The business magazines predicted his demise. And the public couldn't get enough. But the only people privy to Donald Trump's real story were the members of his inner circle-men such as Jack O'Donnell, a top executive at Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino until April, 1990.

Trump’s abnormal forgetfulness: The book details several instances of Trump’s strange forgetfulness and lack of. For some books like these, you get the sense that the author is writing it for the money or the attention, and therefore you suspect an incentive to make the book be as sensational as can be.

TRUMPED! The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump - His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall. By John R. O'Donnell with James Rutherford. 348 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. You probably know more about Donald Trump than you consider strictly necessary. You probably know that he bought a lot of so-called trophy properties, like the Plaza Hotel in New York City and a yacht that once belonged to the Sultan of Brunei; that he constructed giant luxury apartment buildings; that he scarfed down the Eastern Shuttle, renamed it the Trump Shuttle and made the steward esses.

Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. O'Donnell, John R. Subjects. Trump, Donald, 1946-; United States. The biography of Donald Trump from his rise to super wealth to the failure of his business empire.

Here's the inside story of Trump's legendary tirades, his convenient forgetfulness, and the infamous Donald . I have to say that the Donald Trump presented in this book is really no different from the Donald Trump I see on TV today

Here's the inside story of Trump's legendary tirades, his convenient forgetfulness, and the infamous Donald Trump ego. O'Donnell tells how the Plaza staff catered to Trump's personal whims, and to those of his mistress-and how the man who built the largest gambling hall in the world knew little about running a casino. I have to say that the Donald Trump presented in this book is really no different from the Donald Trump I see on TV today. Even then he was a bully, arrogant, racist, and misogynistic.

If familiarity did not breed contempt, it eventually led to distaste. Trump at work emerges here as a cocksure boor who pays precious little attention to detail and pins the blame for his own misjudgments on subordinates.

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If familiarity did not breed contempt, it eventually led to distaste

If familiarity did not breed contempt, it eventually led to distaste. While he seems surprisingly dumb when it comes to weighing a deal's downside risks against its potential rewards, he apparently suffers from near-terminal overconfidence

An inside account of what went wrong in Donald Trump's empire, as revealed by one of Trump's top executives. The author explains how Trump's personal life affected his decision-making, and why he sent Ivana from Atlantic City to run the Plaza Hotel in New York.
  • Just finished reading "Trumped" and given how old the book it found it a fascinating read. Felt O'Donnell presented a surprisingly balanced portrait of a person completely out of his depth, but due to the vagaries of fortune in an executive position. what particularly intrigued me was how little he has changed or grown over these past 30 years. Not a hatchet job, but rather a psychological portrait of a person who 'casts' everybody else in roles of his own devising to perform in a DONALD TRUMP PRODUCTION. He truly lives in Donald-land. He has little understanding of the hospitality business, the casino industry, sports promotion. organizational management or finance and is incapable of being naysayer by professionals in any of these fields. the way he consistently shoots himself in the foot and then re-configures the outcome to be a 'win' or due to other peoples fault is utterly recognizable to anyone who has been saddled with a clueless boss and is breathtaking in its scope. many of the episodes have been bourne out by other sources since the book was published, given that those that do not have a second source due to death etc i suspect are also essentially accurate.

  • I didn’t have high hopes for the book. I’m skeptical about most first-person books in general. People, even the best-intentioned, are hard to trust. I thought this book was likely to be a biased, untrustworthy work, the work of someone with bones to pick, who filters all the events through his later anger. I was pleased to find this wasn’t the case. O’Donnell comes across very fair and very objective in his descriptions.

    I strongly recommend the book, as I think it gives great insight into Trump’s character and personality.

    Some of the main things that stood out:

    Trump is strangely clueless about the casino business: There’s a very illuminating story near the end of the book that describes the author (a high-up Trump casino executive) and his associates trying to lure in a valuable Japanese whale (i.e., high-stakes gambler) named Akio Kashiwagi. This was a guy who played for $200K a hand at baccarat. They were trying to get him in at the Trump properties in Atlantic City. This was the culmination of a lot of outreach the casino executives had been doing in Asia, trying to lure in exactly such high-limit trade.

    Trump was very nervous about the guy playing and sweated him playing, worrying about relatively small swings in the game. He wondered whether they should cut the guy off. The author was incredulous at Trump questioning whether they wanted the guy's action. This was a clear win to have the whale play there. Anyone with basic business sense would know that it was a win. Later, after the whale returned to play a few months later, Trump actually cut the whale off from action even though he'd promised him more play.

    Another aspect: Trump has very strange business practices. When he owns several casinos in Atlantic City, he pits them against each other, so they are basically driving up business costs in trying to compete and cannibalize each others' customers and prospects. The author describes in detail how dumb a strategy this was. Trump seemed to enjoy pitting people against each other, despite it being clearly a losing strategy that increased costs and inefficiencies. This seemed to be one factor amongst many that led to bankruptcy for all of these biz ventures.

    Trump’s abnormal forgetfulness: The book details several instances of Trump’s strange forgetfulness and lack of focus. In several entertaining stories, the author describes several business projects where Trump continually acts clueless about what’s going on, despite the decisions being discussed and agreed upon many times. Most of these stories culminate in an angry outburst from Trump when he finds out how much something is costing him, with his associates completely perplexed because the plans had all been discussed multiple times with him already. It is hard to believe, but completely in keeping with what we've seen of Trump in recent years; forgetful, illogical, near-delusional.

    Trump's vindictiveness in deal-making: The book describes several deals where Trump's main goal seemed to be screwing over his "opponent" as much as possible. And he also seemed open about not hiding the fact much that he was screwing these people over. The author describes the lies/exaggerations Trump would tell in his mission to complete a deal. While this might be okay for a 'scorched-earth' business/negotiation tactic, where you are only interested in a single deal or a short-term win, it's clearly not a good strategy when you are in business long-term and want to earn repeat deals and build relationships longterm. At the very least, you'd think if you were going to get one over on someone, you'd want to make that a little more subtle, so there'd be some plausible deniability about whether someone was fooled/conned. But Trump has never been very subtle.

    All the anecdotes and stories in the book drive home the point that Trump should in no way have a reputation as a savvy businessman. I was actually shocked at how ludicrous some of these stories were, despite already having a very low opinion of Trump already. I very much recommend this book for getting insight into Trump's mental state and outlook.

    I thought I'd share a few reasons why I trust O’Donnell’s memoir and his version of events, and why this book is different from other “hatchet jobs”:

    • His descriptions stay dispassionate. In an ideal world, these types of books would avoid passion and be objective. But often first-person accounts are super-biased and the author’s emotions color everything, to where you don’t feel like you can trust anything they say. But O’Donnell stays very calm and objective, backing up his analysis of Trump’s decisions with solid explanations. O’Donnell clearly had many valid reasons to very much dislike Trump, but his reporting stays very fact-based and avoids emotional outbursts.
    • He had money. For some books like these, you get the sense that the author is writing it for the money or the attention, and therefore you suspect an incentive to make the book be as sensational as can be. If this book had been written by a distant accountant or chauffeur Trump worked for, it would have been much less-trustworthy. But this book is written by a guy who was making a lot of money, and not long after he stops working for Trump, he’s found another job as a high-up executive at another resort/casino company, presumably making a lot of money again. If anything, O’Donnell was risking his reputation in the casino industry, an industry that hugely values confidentiality, with such a book. He was also risking being sued by Trump, who he knew was litigation-happy and who he knew held grudges for a long time. Both of these factors lend a lot of weight to his tale.
    • He seems very honorable. There’s a part at the end where O’Donnell, after resigning his job for Trump in an emotional confrontation, is asked to go to a legal hearing against Trump, and he shows up and tells the truth, which helped Trump. Trump is amazed that O’Donnell would help him; he expected him to lie to hurt him. O’Donnell tells Trump that that’s not the kind of guy he is. And indeed he comes across as very honest and honorable in multiple spots.

  • Well written. Very fast read. This is an inside look at a man driven by lack of insight, ego and need to "get it all" regardless of who he has to trample in the process. His inability to have feelings for others, even those he calls his friends, shows the mark of a pathetically conflicted individual.. For those who voted him into office based on their belief that he is a brilliant business man, I only wish you had read this book before pulling the lever for him.
    It is freighting to think that someone with no concern for anyone but himself is now expected to make decisions that affect everyone.
    Thanks to the author for his strength of character in writing this book.

  • This book reaffirms what type of person has unfortunately been elected leader of the free world. The "businessman" who is a "dea lmaker" - who ran Atlantic casinos into the ground, stiffed the little guys and left bankers holding the bag. Too bad everyone who voted for this schlemiel didn't read this book first. He is about to do to this country what he does to his businesses. This is a person who has no feelings, almost sociopathic. At one point in the book, Donal wanted to get into the race horse business. He bought a beautiful animal that he almost killed with excessive training, even when the animal had contracted a deadly virus. He didn't care, he wanted that horse ready to run the Kentucky Derby, damn his health. Well, there was no way the horse would be ready and because of that excessive training, the horse would never run a race. He survived his ordeal, but left him in a weakened state. One upside - the horse was purchased by someone who would treat him with respect and he had a great career as a stud. But this serves to show what an uncaring, unfeeling, me-first individual these people have elected to lead our nation. If he doesn't care about the welfare of a horse, how could he care about his fellow humans? If indeed you can call him human. This book is a good read, if you want verification that this is not a good person for our country.

  • This book is a window into the mind of the man who ultimately (and sadly) became the 45th president of the US. His unbridled ego, vulgar personality, short attention span, inability to Ever admit a mistake, utter disregard for all human beings, especially women, and impetuous personality drove his Atlantic City casino holdings into bankruptcy despite the author’s best efforts to protect him. Fast forward to 2017. Nothing has changed. And now he holds the most powerful position in the world. God help us.