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Trump Learned How to be a Bully, a Toady, and a Liar


Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York. He grew up in Jamaica Estates, Queens, and attended Kew-Forest School kindergarten through the 7th grade. In 2017, his birthplace and childhood home where he was raised until he was 14  at 85-15 Wareham Place was sold for $2.14 million. Not a bad profit for another family that had purchased it in 2008 for $782,500.

At age 13, Donald Trump ’s parents enrolled him at the New York Military Academy, a private boarding school, in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York, far from his home.  His parents discovered he had made frequent trips to Manhattan without their permission. At the military academy, Donald Trump was slapped and punched until he learned to make his bed and shine his shoes which he had refused to do.  He quickly learned the weaknesses of the adults and learned how to suck up to them. He was a boy who lied about his athletic exploits such as pro scouts interested in his baseball career, escaped accountability and did everything for show. In the boy we see his military experience was about hype and posturing, we see the origins of the man.  In short, Donald Trump learned how to be a bully, a toady, and a liar. Donald Trump’s military academy nickname was “Mr. Meticulous” given because he folded his underwear into neat squares.

Trump looked great in a military uniform but never learned to love military service. During the years1964-1968, Trump four student deferments from serving in the military. October 1968, medical deferment later attributed spurs in both heels, classified 1-Y: “Unqualified for duty except in national emergency.” In the December 1969 draft lottery, Trump’s birthday, June 14, received a high number, low probability called even without 1-Y. 1972, reclassified 4-F.

In 1964, Donald Trump enrolled at Fordham University where he wanted to stay close home. After two years, he transferred Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, worked at the family business, Elizabeth Trump & Son. He graduated May 1968, with a BSc in economics.

NYC Walks Blog 76 Trump Learned How to be a Bully, a Toady, and a Liar © 2019 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg


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