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Thread #168209 Message #4065002
Posted By: keberoxu
19-Jul-20 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Too Much And Not Enough (book by Mary Trump)
Subject: RE: BS: Too Much And Not Enough (book by Mary Trump)
The grandmother warrants a bit of attention, it seems to me.
This is Elisabeth Trump, née Christ -- her maiden name
became the middle name of Donald Trump's father,
Frederick Christ Trump (pronounced 'krist' , I suppose).
After all, Fred Trump Senior was rather young when
his father died during the influenza pandemic;
and it was the widow, Elisabeth Trump, who went on with the real estate business.
Because Fred Trump Senior was a minor,
his widowed mother Elisabeth had to sign everything for him
and pretty much manage the business that he worked in, until
he came of age himself.
So, Fred Senior must have had his character formed
as much by his widowed mother as by his father.
I saw an anecdote that the long-lived widow Elisabeth,
when Fred Senior was at the peak of his own real estate career,
would go around to all the Trump residential properties,
to all of the coin-operated laundry rooms for tenants,
and take all the coins out of the washer and dryer machines ...