Interview: Donald Trump with Rona Barrett - 1980


Interview: Donald Trump with Rona Barrett - 1980

real estate
Fifth Avenue
New York City
United States
Grand Central Terminal
people
little bit
New York
things
Positive
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
kidding
Neutral
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
love
Positive
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
Neutral
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
Grand Hyatt
Positive
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
air
Neutral
Rona Barrett
connections
political connections
Neutral
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
Negative
Donald Trump
Well, I think it was monumental. You know it was a monumental approach to things that I've sort of developed. The building itself was there. You had Grand Central Terminal there. You have the Pan-Am building. You have the Chrysler building there. The whole area is monumental. The key to that area was the old Commodore Hotel which was now gutted and redone and it's a spectacular hotel. The process of doing the monumental deal to me has always been much easier than the process of doing the small deal. Instead we have friends that were in different locations trying to get similar tax abatements as I got for my hotel. They were doing non-monumental projects -- a little shopping center in Queens. Another one was doing a little shopping center in Brooklyn. All having the same basic thing. My deal was much easier to work than theirs because it was a monumental project. It was easy getting the tax abatement. It was easier getting the financing for the project. It was easier getting everything. Even though the numbers were much bigger, even though the project was many, many, many times bigger, my deal in a sense was easier than theirs because everybody reacted to my deal, whereas they didn't want to bother with the shopping center concept, and they didn't want to bother with another little concept someplace else. So I really believe it's easier to do the big concepts that have a certain amount of glamour, and you know the word glamour very well, than it is to do the smaller what seemingly would be the easier deal but really I think in fact turns out generally to be the harder kind of transaction.
Commodore Hotel
Grand Central Terminal
Queens
little shopping center
monumental deal
Positive
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
gentleman
dynamic gentleman
Positive
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Positive
Rona Barrett
criticism
Negative
Donald Trump
simple enjoyment
Enjoyment. Pure
Rona
Positive
Rona Barrett
friends
Positive
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
best friend
Positive
Donald Trump
lot
good friends
Positive
Rona Barrett
lot
good friends
Positive
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
religion
Neutral
Donald Trump
Neutral
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
Negative
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Positive
Rona Barrett
Neutral
Donald Trump
aspect
particular aspect
Neutral
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
respect
important thing
opinion
Positive
Rona Barrett
Neutral
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Positive
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
Neutral
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
president
president
Negative
Rona Barrett
Donald Trump
distinction
great distinction
Positive
Rona Barrett
distinction
Neutral
Rona Barrett
wealth corrupts
Negative
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
Neutral
Donald Trump
Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett
Positive
Donald Trump
Unidentified Male