TWO of Donald Trump’s old friends have reportedly made shocking claims about what really went on at the celebrity billionaire’s parties in the 1990s.
Michael Gross, a reporter for The Daily Beast, claims he spoke to two of Mr Trump’s mates from his era of lavish parties that were allegedly filled with sex and illegal drugs.
Based on what they purportedly told him, Gross writes: “I’m sorry Ivanka, I really am, because your mother raised you well and I can’t blame you for supporting your father.
“But here’s the sad truth: Your dad’s not a dog. He’s a pig.”
One of the men Gross claims to have spoken to, who is now a fashion photographer, would only speak on the condition of anonymity.
The man said he’d fathered several children since his “Trump days” and didn’t want his past dredged up and made public.
According to the Daily Beast article, the man claimed to have attended many of Mr Trump’s parties at the Plaza Hotel around 20 years ago, when he owned it.
They had sweeping views of Central Park and Grand Army Plaza, and were typically filled with “young girls assuming they’d get somewhere”.
He said the girls were as young as 15, and “over their heads, they had no idea, and they ended up in situations. There were always dramas because the men threw money and drugs at them to keep them enticed. It’s based on power and dominating girls who can’t push back and can be discarded. There’s always someone to pick them back up. Nobody wants to call home and say ‘Help me’.”
And where was Mr Trump in all this? The photographer said he would “go from room to room”, where almost nothing was off-limits — underage girls, sex, cocaine, premium liquor.
The only thing he didn’t approve of was smoking.
“Trump was in and out,” the photographer said. “He’d wander off with a couple girls. I saw him. He was getting laid like crazy. Trump was at the heart of it. He loved the attention and in private, he was a total f*cking beast.”
The second man Gross claims to have spoken to was male model Andy Lucchesi. Mr Lucchesi gave a slightly more favourable account of Mr Trump.
He too confirmed the parties took place, but added that he never actually saw Mr Trump doing cocaine.
“There was cocaine around. I never saw him do that. Donald Trump does not do cocaine. He’s in control of himself.”
Sex was a different story altogether. “Well of course,” Mr Lucchesi reportedly said. “But I never knew him as one of those guys buying apartments for girls from Estonia.”
He said he didn’t know how old the girls were, but did remark: “A lot of girls, 14, look 24”.
“That’s as juicy as I can get. I never asked how old they were; I just partook. I did partake in activities that would be controversial, too.”
This isn’t the first time Gross has made claims about the goings-on at Mr Trump’s parties.
In July this year, the journalist and author made headlines after he all but accused Trump of pimping out models recruited by his agency, Trump Models, at parties held at the Plaza Hotel to seal lucrative real estate deals.
Gross, the author of several exposés on the industry, including the 2011 bestseller Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, detailed “Trump’s history as what’s commonly referred to as a model-f**ker” in an earlier article.
“In the 21 years since Model was published, unconnected model-industry sources have spontaneously told me on at least three separate occasions about meet-and-greet parties Trump threw in a suite at New York’s iconic Plaza Hotel during his tenure as its owner, where his wealthy friends, high-rollers from his Atlantic City casinos, and potential Mr Trump condominium buyers could meet models wrangled for him by cooperative owners of lesser agencies,” he wrote.
“Some of the models ‘were a little put off’, says a former agency owner. But most likely were not.”