From his long, unwieldy press conferences to the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice in prime time, Donald Trump delivers on spectacle. He's an authentic fake, I think he really is. He has taken the role on so much that Donald Trump is always playing Donald Trump. There is conflict, there is humiliation, and there is supreme confidence - dramatic elements pulled straight out of a reality TV playbook that for Trump has been years in the making. The Apprentice, a show fronted and co-produced by Donald Trump, established him as a gospel of success, despite being plagued by bankruptcy and scandal.
Eric Trump has always had the benefit of a silver spoon -- or perhaps it was a luxurious, very classy, golden spoon -- lodged firmly in his mouth. He's the son of Republican nominee Donald Trump, who will tell you all about his great wealth, even if many believe he's overstating it a bit (what's 5 to 7 billion among friends, after all). But while Eric Trump has had his family's wealth at his disposal, as well as a cushy position awaiting him at the Trump Organization, the Trump-offspring said last Friday that his father had no such luck. "He's been an entrepreneurial guy," Eric Trump said Friday on Fox News' 'Outnumbered.' "He's built an amazing company.
It was a last hurrah for Donald Trump fans in his home state of New York. A hundred, maybe two hundred were grouped together in a small pen across and down the street from where their candidate, the Republican nominee for president, was holding his election night gathering. They were just hoping to see him, really. They'd get to cheer him on one last time as the campaign faded into memory. "USA, USA," was arguably their favorite chant early on.
Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will release her second book next year, the Associated Press reports. The book is titled "Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success" and sounds not unlike an Ivanka Trump version of Sheryl Sandberg's bestselling book "Lean In." Trump explained the genesis of her new book in a message on her website. "Our site is home to inspiring thought leaders, smart content and solution-oriented tips curated for women who work," she wrote. "Your overwhelming support and feedback has helped shaped the #WomenWhoWork dialogue into what it's become -- a movement that's inspiring and empowering women to create the lives they want to live." The book will be published by Portfolio, an imprint of the Penguin Group that specializes in business titles.