Interesting article in the Oregonian this morning that I can’t link to for some reason. Apparently, The Donald’s grandfather, Friedrich Trump, was a noted brothel owner in the Pacific Northwest, and made a good living at it. One of the towns was Monte Cristo, in Washington, which was a budding silver mining camp. Trump managed to scam some land to build a “hotel” on:
“Art of the Deal” indeed.
No, I’m not at all indignant. A guy has to make a living, and he gave the people what they wanted. Mining was a sucker’s bet, but supporting businesses did very well in mining towns. It all sounds like an episode of “Deadwood”, with a real life Swearingen.