Sunday, 22 May 2016

A Slice of Life Concerning Donald Trump, sent from an informant to EL Zorro


You all might like to know… This was sent to me from a friend, I do not know who did the research or if it is factual:
(El Zorro)
Looked up Trump last night and read much the same as below sent to me this morning by a friend. Informative. At least he won't be giving away my hard earned money to everyone who asks for it!
    *   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 born the fourth of five children who were 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.   
    (1)   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 lifelong avid skier and worked in  design at the Trump  Organization.   
    (2)      Marla Maples,  Trump's second wife is an actress and model   
    (3)   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 Penn. on Eric, went to  Georgetown.   
      *   Donald Trump  tells us that he is Presbyterian.    
    *   Donald  Trump  does not appear to have had any interest in occults, mysticism,  or exotic mythologies.   
    *   Donald Trump's  oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her three children are Jewish.   
    *   Trump's oldest  daughter, 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 class of 1964.   
    *   Trump was never  a "Preppie".   
    *   Trump never  embraced any aspect of the "Hippie" movement of the  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 and tansferred 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. 
    *By all 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   
    *   Trump makes it  well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with  women.   
    *   I am unaware  that Donald Trump is a recreational gambler.   
    *   His doctor  publicly announced Donald 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:
                                 (Omitted here is the fact that Freiderich Drumph returned to Germany after a  time of it in far western Canada and in the Alaska territory during the 1890s.  Some considerable portion of his success came from the operation of tent-brothels, as well as two or three more elegant or ''higher level" hotels.  One of those was an "elegant" brothel.   He returned to Germany with the intention of having his German citizenship reinstated.  These attempts were rebuffed, ostensibly because of his business relationships and activities and / or because of lingering doubts and resentments some German officials may have had concerning the feilty of Drumph.  Many people, especially men of military age,  of the nominally German states of Alsace and Lorraine, chose not to hang around in that overlap-land dividing Germany and France because of the Franco - Prussian War, and the inclination Germany and France had to make war over those lands almost continuously.   There are many other historical and present day matters that have also not been included in the summary below.
     As an interesting aside, among these Alsatians are the forbearers of Harlon Henry Block, born in Weslaco, Texas in 1924, who was one of the Flag-raisers at Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 20 February, 1945.   Another fairly large settle of Alsace - Lorraine people settled what became a still idyllic community known as Castroville, a very few miles west of San Antonio, back during the Republican Period of Texas.
El Gringo Viejo)

    *   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.
    *   His maternal  grandparents lived in Scotland.    
    *   Freiderich  (Drumph) Trump made a small but respectable fortune in the late 19th Century  in the mining boom towns o the American Northwest.   
    *   He returned to  Germany to marry his childhood neighbor, Elizabeth  Christ.   
    *   The newly  married Trumps resettled in the Borough of Queens NY    
    *   Freidrich 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 and Donald's father), started a  business partnership with his widowed mother called Elizabeth Trump and Son.   

    *   This business  was built upon the real estate holdings that his father, Freiderich, had  amassed (worth about $500,000.00 in today's dollars). This is the original  "seed money" of the current Trump  Organization.   

    *   Elizabeth and 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) which was sold to King Kullen Co. and  operates this day.   

    *   Fred Trump made  a lot of money building housing for the military during  WWII.    

    *   Fred Trump was  investigated by the Justice Department for making "excessive profits" from  government contracts.   

    *   All (or nearly  all) of the building of Elizabeth Trump and Son's non-government building was residential property in  Queens.   

    *   Fred Trump died  in 1999 (age 94) - beloved and worth between $250 million and $300 million.  His wife died a year later.

   *"The Donald" is the greatest career achiever of the "baby boomer" generation  entertainer,  sports entertainer, Real Estate developer, and currently is a 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 favorite book. And The Power of Positive  Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale is his third favorite  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 received the most popular votes  for the President of the United States out of a field of experienced  and successful politicians. And in most cases, he 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 
  Professional football, Ice Skating rinks, Fragrance, Ice, Steaks, Wines, Model management, Airline, blenders, Men's wear, Bicycle races, world class beauty contests, and many 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, 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 have employed 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 not seem to hold political party organizations in high  regard.  For  the most part, his political involvement has been for practical  reasons. 
Donald  Trump does not appear to be held to political  ideology.

Some  of my 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.   
    *   His  relationship with his older brother was a hard lesson in tolerance for  him.   
    *   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 folks".   
    *   His son, Donald  Jr. is right: "Trump is a "Blue Collar  
    *   More than  anything, his TV show, The  Apprentice, was his passion. 
He wants all Americans to have  confidence (like he does) to venture.   
    *   Donald Trump is  attracted to and marries smart, high achieving  
    *   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.
PS.   Yes, we know nothing of our current president with 2 terms in office. 

The following commentary is from El Gringo Viejo:

     While much of the above is salient and perhaps a rigorous prefabrication of fact, truth, and the American way, there are certain un-stated negatives, certain genealogical "hop-scotch" so to speak in the above cotillion announcement.  There are also value judgements and personal evaluations that could be debated in beauty parlours, barber shoppes, and saloons from now until the sun sets in the East.

     For instance, one might argue that any voter who could fall the argument that he/she should vote for Trump because of what Trump said, of course, has a problem.   Trump, at times and even frequently, contradicts what he has said in the next sentence, on the next day, or with a declarative denial that he ever said such a thing.   Such "forgetfulness" and/or "reasoning" should...let us least give a voter pause.

     Any voter who could buy into a campaign slogan such as "Make American Great Again!" might possibly be stiffened in his resolve with a battle cry such as "Remember Whatever....or not....again!!!"   It is worth noting that something like 10 to 15 per cent of those who voted for Barry Soetoro seemed to like that inspiring call to action of "Hope and Change" and now believe in Mr. Trump's platform or solutions.
    Considering that neither "MAGA" nor "H and C" have any meaning without lengthy definition says more about the critical reasoning ability of the voter than even the candidates from which such inspiration flowed.  Perhaps we err in that manner ourselves when we hasten to state that we are amazed at times at the number of people we know to be intelligent and discerning who are convinced on some level or another that Trump is worth voting for.

We place this Rally Sheet before our public, in any regard,  for consideration as food for thought.
El Gringo Viejo

In Memoriam

Corporal Hiram Henry Block
United States Marine Corps
1924 -1945
Killed in Action
Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima