I met Donald Trump seven years ago at his Mir-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach,Florida. I was there with friend to raise money to fight what we saw as the growing threat of radical Islam in the Middle East and the potential of that ideology coming to America.
I was standing in the foyer of Mir-a-Lago when Mr. Trump came in. He greeted staff and then came over to us and introduced himself. He then asked what was going on in the room where my friend was speaking to donors about the growing threats from Islamic militants. Hearing this Mr. Trump then entered the room, walked to the front and took the microphone from my friend.
Mr. Trump then gave a 15 minute impromptu analysis of why the Middle East was important to American foreign policy, the threat of radical Islam and what America needed to do to contain the threat. After his remarks those in the room, consisting of major donors and activists, gave Mr. Trump a standing ovation. Upon leaving the room Mr. Trump wrote a check to help our cause to expose the threat of radical Islam to Western civilization.
Mr. Trump returned to talking with staff as if they were his family.
BTW, Rudy Giuliani walked into the estate and Mr. Trump and America’s Mayor had breakfast.
That is my personal one-time experience with Donald Trump. It is a lasting one.
Perhaps one needs to understand what is in Mr. Trump’s heart. Hat tip to World New Politics for exposing how Mr. Trump is a man with a big heart. This report shows the character of the man who I met seven years ago.
In 1997, Trump defied societal conventions when he purchased his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida and converted it into a private club.