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[OT: very much so] Donald Trump in 1995
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Athel Cornish-Bowden
2019-11-10 17:57:41 UTC
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I was just reading Harlan Coben's first novel, Deal Breaker, and came
"I used to be chief of security for Caesars Palace in Vegas. Head
chief. You know how it is, right? But Donny -- that's what I call
Donald Trump, Donny -- Donny asked me to head up security for his first
hotel on the strip. Then he started nagging me to set up the Taj
Mahal's security. I told him, I said, 'Donny, I got too much on my
plate, you know?' "
I expect that when he wrote that very few people had any idea who the
very stable genius was.
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athel
Peter T. Daniels
2019-11-10 20:04:22 UTC
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Post by Athel Cornish-Bowden
I was just reading Harlan Coben's first novel, Deal Breaker, and came
"I used to be chief of security for Caesars Palace in Vegas. Head
chief. You know how it is, right? But Donny -- that's what I call
Donald Trump, Donny -- Donny asked me to head up security for his first
hotel on the strip. Then he started nagging me to set up the Taj
Mahal's security. I told him, I said, 'Donny, I got too much on my
plate, you know?' "
I expect that when he wrote that very few people had any idea who the
very stable genius was.
They may not have known that particular attribute, but he was very much
a celebrity in NYC and, presumably, in Vegas by then. He cultivated the
gossip columnists and devoted himself assiduously to fooling the Forbes
List people that he belonged on it. That was after "his" first book was
published (its author is pretty sure he never read it), too.

The Taj Mahal is presumably the spectacular failure of a casino in
Atlantic City. Has anyone else ever lost money running a casino?
Mack A. Damia
2019-11-10 20:50:52 UTC
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On Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:04:22 -0800 (PST), "Peter T. Daniels"
Post by Peter T. Daniels
Post by Athel Cornish-Bowden
I was just reading Harlan Coben's first novel, Deal Breaker, and came
"I used to be chief of security for Caesars Palace in Vegas. Head
chief. You know how it is, right? But Donny -- that's what I call
Donald Trump, Donny -- Donny asked me to head up security for his first
hotel on the strip. Then he started nagging me to set up the Taj
Mahal's security. I told him, I said, 'Donny, I got too much on my
plate, you know?' "
I expect that when he wrote that very few people had any idea who the
very stable genius was.
They may not have known that particular attribute, but he was very much
a celebrity in NYC and, presumably, in Vegas by then. He cultivated the
gossip columnists and devoted himself assiduously to fooling the Forbes
List people that he belonged on it. That was after "his" first book was
published (its author is pretty sure he never read it), too.
The Taj Mahal is presumably the spectacular failure of a casino in
Atlantic City. Has anyone else ever lost money running a casino?
Bugsy Siegel. Actually, he lost more than money.

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