August 19, 2015 10:00 pm -


It was when three of his executives died in a helicopter crash, and The Donald believed his could get publicity out of it.

A UPI wire story cited “sources” to say Trump was scheduled to be on the flight.

“He really doesn’t want to talk about it, but he was going to go to Atlantic City and he did change his mind,” Dan Klores a Trump spokesman said to the Philadelphia Inquirer in one report.

According to at least three biographies on Trump, however, that detail is a complete fabrication.

“Donald is still sitting in his office commiserating with some of his staff when he gets a call from yet another reporter,” reads Harry Hurt’s biography of The Donald, Lost Tycoon. “He switches on the speakerphone so that he can hear what the reporter is saying but puts on the mute button so the reporter cannot hear what is being said in the Trump Tower office.”

“Mr. Trump, I know this must be horrible for you,” the book quotes a reporter on the other line “I know it must be terrible for you to lose your three top casino executives all in the same day. I’m so sorry about what happened…I guess the only thing that could have been worse is if you had been on the helicopter with them.”

Trump, according to the book, then looked at one of his vice presidents and said he needed to get publicity out of the incident.

“You’re going to hate me for this,” Trump is alleged to have said. “But I just can’t resist. I can get some publicity out of this.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.