Three Conversations With Donald Trump

October 03, 2022

“Can you believe these are my customers?” Donald Trump once asked while surveying the crowd in the Taj Mahal casino’s poker room. When Jenna Ellis, his former adviser, protested on Twitter the notion that Trump could be reinstated to office, Trump told Ellis that her reputation would be damaged. Other moneymaking opportunities arrived, ostensibly tied to the reverent memory of the Trump presidency. To fully reckon with Donald Trump, his presidency, and his political future, people need to know where he comes from. Even as he talked about launching another campaign for the presidency, Trump was more comfortable looking backward than forward.