This has nothing to do with politics. I’m not discussing Donald Trump the presidential candidate, I’m discussing Trump the business man and proclaimed alpha male. In one particular moment, when he first met his future ex-wife Melania, Trump acted like — one of his favorite terms — a loser.
Back in 1998, the Donald met Melania Knauss at a Fashion Week party. Trump was interested in Knauss, but on a date with another woman, but still asked for her phone number. Admittedly, that’s a power move. Kind of a dickish move, but ballsy, I’ll give Trump that much. Especially because Melania was 28 and smoking hot and Trump was 24 years older, had a bunch of kids, was divorced twice and, you know, the fucking hair.
So he asks for her number and Melania pulls a power move of her own…
“He wanted my number, but he was with a date, so of course I didn’t give it to him,” Melania recalls of their first exchange. “I said, ‘I am not giving you my number; you give me yours, and I will call you.’ I wanted to see what kind of number he would give me—if it was a business number, what is this? I’m not doing business with you.”
Trump agrees and gives her his number. Every number. Every possible phone number that could reach him. His office, Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, his home in New York and every other possible number.
That move reeks of desperation. First off, you’re fucking Donald Trump. She had probably already made up her mind about him even before he hit on her at the fashion show. Secondly, all of those numbers involve speaking to a person, not Trump, who’s most important job is to take messages for Trump. He just needed to give one number and say to the person answering the phone “if this woman calls, put her through IMMEDIATELY.” Finally, let’s say she didn’t call. Again, he’s DONALD TRUMP. Getting her phone number from somewhere would probably be beyond easy.
Mr. Trump, your rebuttal?