(WASHINGTON TIMES) Long before it became a story in the presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s $900 million-plus business setback in the early 1990s was revealed by Mr. Trump himself in a book.
In “The Art of the Comeback,” published in 1997, Mr. Trump told of his net worth plummeting into a deep hole. He recounted a story from 1990, when he was walking along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan with second wife Marla Maples and spotted a panhandler holding a cup.
“You see that man? Right now he’s worth $900 million more than me. … Right now I’m worth minus $900 million,” Mr. Trump told Ms. Maples, according to his book.
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