Ah there was this. Central Park jogger. 1989 so I was freshly 17 yrs old.
It was BIG BIG case as it followed not long after the subway shooting of the cops – or the cops shot a guy – I’ll have to find that one. — anyway, the jogging rape was HUGE news in NJ and NY.
The cops proudly find 5 black kids and even then the media demonizing seemed excessive to me but not like it would have today.
So, along comes Trump with this big ad. What’s rich boy doing getting political? It was strange
Next big news was him going bankrupt, showing up on the Home Alone movie, Lifestyles of the Rich and famous All normal stuff for a rich NY flake.
But during that time, he shows up in Congress. Testifying against Indian Casinos.
During that same time, I had friends at the local bar that got stiffed by Trump during Taj Mahal building.
Only thing bigot related was his Indian Casino testimony. I was interested in it ’cause I believed (still do) that it’s a valid solution for Native American property rights issues.
His bigotry was nothing THAT unusual. It was Howard Stern level, veering into Rush Limbaugh territory.
Not uncommon in early 1990s.
That’s the face I make when I see a classic NY/NJ con job and watch people actually believing any of it.
Naive adults are sort of simple and sweet to witness.