Well, it looks like the man who has everything, doesn’t have everything after all! Donald Trump’s dirty little impotency secret went unnoticed when a biography “Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump” came out in 1993. The reason was that Trump’s former wife Ivana revealed that, while she was still his wife, Trump attacked and raped her.
In the LA Times book review, Jonathan Kirsch said:
‘Donald Trump sleeps in his underwear and practices “self-enforced insomnia.” He once went 16 months without making love to his wife and then, according to Ivana Trump’s deposition, he raped her.’
‘Hurt’s book includes a hasty “Notice to Reader” that has been pasted into the flyleaf of every copy–it’s a statement by Ivana Trump to the effect that she did not really mean it when she testified that Trump had raped her. “I do not want the press or media to misconstrue any of the facts,” writes Ivana, or–more likely–one of her lawyers.’
Sure, Ivana retracted the claim she made during her divorce deposition. After all, the billionaire could offer her loads of money to make any attack on his manhood go away.
The public was so shocked by the rape account that Trump’s other problem faded into the background. But recently, it raised its ugly head again during an interview with “Politico Magazine,” which brought together five “Trumpologists.”
Hurt was one of those people, who revealed in his book that Ivana told her friends:
‘Donald was skilled at erecting skyscrapers, but not much else.’
‘What broke up Trump’s first marriage? Harry Hurt III writes that Ivana ‘confided to female friends that Donald had difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection.’
Wayne Barrett, longtime Village Voice reporter, talked about meeting the Donald and Ivana:
‘I met with him the first time earlier than I should have, and he was quite charming at that first meeting, and went on for several hours. It was in his apartment on Fifth Avenue, long before Trump Tower, and his first wife, Ivana, was roaming around.’
‘She took him out to an opera, made him leave and go out to an opera. But he was quite charming, because I had no tough questions yet. I was too early in the process. I wouldn’t say I had none, but as I continued to interview him, as the story got deeper and darker, then he got very belligerent, and certainly he threatened to sue me.’
‘Well, he didn’t explicitly say that. He raised some example, I’m sure totally manufactured, of some reporter he had crushed with a lawsuit. Then he offered me an apartment. So it was the carrot and the stick—I got both.’
The real estate mogul might be the lawsuit king, so how did Hurt and his publisher avoid being sued? Apparently, it was simply “sheer incompetence” by Trump. Hurt said about the situation:
‘He thinks there’s no cat he can’t charm out of the tree, but then when you back him in, he goes crazy. Prior to the publication of my book, he and his lawyer, Jay Goldberg, came to scream at the folks at Norton, mainly about Ivana’s divorce deposition.’
‘And they were pounding their fist. You know, they’re very tall guys. Norton’s lawyer was a 5-foot-tall lady in about her 60s.’
‘And finally Donald got so frustrated, he jumped up and he pulls a tape recorder out of his coat pocket. He said, “I’ve been recording all this,” and our little lawyer looked at him, and Goldberg just turned like this napkin, white. “You’ve been recording this and you didn’t tell us? That’s not right.” And I’m going, “Yeah.”
‘They walked out and I said, “He can’t sue us now. He’s not going to sue us because they just shot themselves in the foot.”
It looks as if Trump’s foot was not the only part of his anatomy that gave him trouble.