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Coming to America: The Life of Frederick Trump

Coming to America: The Life of Frederick Trump

By Karl Smallwood

Regardless of your politics, I think we can all agree that Donald Trump is by no means a humble man, and he’d be the first to admit that the Trump Family comprises something of a rich and powerful dynasty. This has led to a persistent idea that the Trump family’s fortune was made primarily by selling alcohol and sex to the masses. This would become one of the first of many bizarrely fortunate business decisions made by Frederick in his adult years. Despite strong objections from Fred’s mother owing to the supposed lower social standing of the Christ family, Frederick ignored his mom’s wishes and eventually proposed to Elizabeth. This, again, is why it’s not quite accurate to say the Trump family fortune was made from gambling, hair cutting, and prostitution.