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Thread by @ThomasWictor: "(1) THIS IS AMAZING. In 1984, the New York Times told us that @realDonaldTrump would be our best president. They forgot. nytimes.com/1984/04 […]"

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(1) THIS IS AMAZING.

In 1984, the New York Times told us that @realDonaldTrump would be our best president.

They forgot.

nytimes.com/1984/04/08/mag…
(2) I'm just going to pull out quotes.
(3) "He has no public-relations agent. His competitors wonder how this can be, but watching him at the sports forum provided an explanation."
(4) "While executives of the other teams told the audience about problems of negotiation and arbitration, about dirty restrooms inside their arenas and street crime outside and about 'attempting to move the Mets in the right direction,'..."
(5) "Donald Trump was electrifying the room with rat-a-tat-tat revelations, dropping names of star N.F.L. players and coaches he would sign in a matter of hours."
(6) "He said further that he would 'continue to create chaos' for the N.F.L. and, by the way, that he planned to build a domed stadium in New York."
(7) "Although he is still interested in such ideas as putting up the world's tallest building on the East River, his mind wanders from the business of New York real estate."
(8) "He has told people in the communications industry that he is 'very interested in communications,' which is like a 2,000-pound gorilla mentioning that he is very interested in becoming carnivorous."
(9) "The Trump touch. It has set some people in New York to outright Trump worship; they call him 'a real-estate genius' who has helped lead the city out of the darkness of the mid-1970's into a new era of glamour and excitement."
(10) "Many urban-affairs experts view the developers as saviors of our postindustrial cities. 'With manufacturing leaving,' says George Sternlieb, director of the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University,..."
(11) "'And with Federal and state aid diminishing, our cities desperately need the rich."
(12) "The rich of the world can live anywhere they want, explain the experts; Mr. Trump leads them to New York. Sales taxes, user taxes, jobs and resulting payroll taxes are generated."
(13) "That Mr. Trump was able to obtain the location [for Trump Tower], when every real-estate developer in the world would have done just about anything to get it, is testimony to Donald Trump's persistence and to his skills as a negotiator."
(14) "'He has the uncanny ability to smell blood in the water,' a competitor says."
(15) "He does not seem to write anything down, keeping volumes of company files as mental notes."
(16) "Says Louise M. Sunshine, another executive vice president: 'If it is not the impossible, Donald is simply not interested. There has to be creativity. Money ceased to be the object a long time ago.' Mr. Trump agrees with this assessment."
(17) "'He is an almost unbelievable negotiator,' says Irving Fischer of HRH Construction. 'I don't worship at the shrine of Donald Trump, but our company has given up trying to negotiate costs with him. We just say: 'Tell us what you want, you're going to get it anyway.'"
(18) "'Trump can sense when people might want to get out of a project,' says a developer, 'and he moves in, very quickly and very quietly so others will not get into the bidding and drive the price up. He trusts his instincts and has the guts to act on them.'"
(19) "Roy M. Cohn, Mr. Trump's friend and attorney, adds: 'He has an uncanny sense of knowing that something is a good deal when it looks dismal to everyone else.'"
(20) "Fred Trump described his son's efforts to buy the [Commodore Hotel] as 'fighting for a seat on the Titanic.' But, Donald Trump says, 'I saw all those people coming out of Grand Central Terminal, and I said to myself, 'How bad can this be?'"
(21) "He completely renovated the hotel, reopening it as the chrome-and-glass Grand Hyatt Hotel."
(22) "[In Atlantic City] he had moved in quietly, sending 14 different people to purchase 15 parcels of land and keeping his name out of it."
(23) "'What sets Trump apart,' says Ben V. Lambert, a real-estate investment banker, 'is his ability to pierce through the canvas and get things done. He gets projects literally off the ground while others are having meetings and doing feasibility studies.'"
(24) "'But his real skill is putting together complex pieces of the puzzles: financing, zoning, parcels of land and such. This ethereal part of building is perhaps more important than the brick and mortar.'"
(25) "'Oh, he lies a great deal,' says Philip Johnson with a laugh. 'But it's sheer exuberance, exaggeration. It's never about anything important. He's straight as an arrow in his business dealings.'"
(26) "He speaks slowly and softly and in the same casual manner to eminent architects and business moguls as to the coffee and sandwich vendor outside his casino-hotel."
(27) "The football thing is cute, Trump Tower and the piano and all of that, it's all cute, but what does it mean? he says, sounding what borders on a note of uncharacteristic despair."
(28) "Asked to explain, he adds: What does it all mean when some wacko over in Syria can end the world with nuclear weapons?"
(29) "He says that his concern for nuclear holocaust is not one that popped into his mind during any recent made-of-television movie. He says that it has been troubling him since his uncle, a nuclear physicist, began talking to him about it 15 years ago."
(30) "His greatest dream is to personally do something about the problem and, characteristically, Donald Trump thinks he has an answer to nuclear armament: Let him negotiate arms agreements."
(31) "He believes that through years of making his views known and through supporting candidates who share his views, it could someday happen."
(32) Touched by God.

No doubt whatsoever...
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