“A prominent businessman who does a lot of business with the Soviet Union calls to keep me posted on a construction project I’m interested in undertaking in Moscow. The idea got off the ground after I sat next to the Soviet Ambassador, Yuri Dubinin, at a luncheon held by Leonard Lauder, a great businessman who is the son of Estée Lauder. Dubinin’s daughter, it turned out, had read about Trump Tower and knew all about it. One thing led to another, and now [in 1986] I’m talking about building a large luxury hotel, across from the Kremlin, in partnership with the Soviet government. They have asked me to go to Moscow in July.”


From a New York Magazine issue dated November 16th, 1987, a "Week in the Life" of Donald Trump. Here, Trump describes what he did on a Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in 1987.

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