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Sun. Nov 17th, 2019

Both photos by Gage Skidmore at Flickr.

S2E1: Cats in the Cradle | Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr.

Our theme song for the week

And we’re back! In case you aren’t familiar with the subjects of our season two opener, Donald Trump is the son of a real estate millionaire based in Queens, New York. He got into the family business as a young man and made a bit of a name for himself, ultimately becoming a reality TV star. Along the way, he had five children, three weddings, and a couple of trashy divorces. We’re not ruling out a third divorce for him, either.

His story is trashy, but it’s even trashier when you dive into the life of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Don Jr. had a startlingly tragic adolescence and has gone on to live deep in the shadow of his father – and somehow decided that the senior Trump’s life choices were something to emulate. We don’t get it either.

Alicia’s Tea Receipts:

Dominick Dunne’s Fatal Charms (including the chapter ‘The Women of Palm Beach’)

The Daily, October 3 2018, How Trump Really Got Rich (NYT Podcast)

How Donald Trump and Roy Cohn’s Ruthless Symbiosis Changed America, Marie Brenner, Vanity Fair

Eavesdropping on Roy Cohn and Donald Trump, Marcus Baram, The New Yorker

Remember When Donald Trump’s Wife and Donald Trump’s Mistress Got in a Public Brawl in Aspen?, Gabrielle Bluestone, Gawker

Ivana Alone, Louise Lague, People Magazine

Trumps Settle; She Gets $14 Million Plus, Richard D. Hylton, The New York Times

The Heart of the Deal: The Love Story of Marla Maples and Donald Trump, Maureen Orth, Vanity Fair

Donald Trump Made Out with Marla Maples as She Delivered His Child, Brandy Zadrozny, The Daily Beast

It’s No Peach of a Deal – Marla Settles With Donald For Mere $2M, Dareh Gregorian, New York Post

Stacie’s Tea Receipts:

Born Trump, Emily Jane Fox

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman

The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr., Julia Ioffe, GQ [Note: This piece is just fantastically good.]

‘A very different world’ – inside the Czech spying operation on Trump, Luke Harding, The Guardian

Hard-Partying Donald Trump Jr. Was Dubbed ‘Diaper Don’ in College, New Book Details, Emily Davies, People

Donald Trump’s Trump, Jr., Problem, John Cassidy, The New Yorker

Trump Jr.: Finally trading on a famous name, Alex Williams, New York Times

Vanessa Trump’s High School Sweetheart Was in a Violent Gang, Alleges She Helped Him Deliver Weed, Tierney McAfee, People

Everything to Know About Donald Trump Jr. and Aubrey O’Day’s Alleged Affair, Lisa Ryan, The Cut

Donald Trump Jr. and Aubrey O’Day Were Reportedly ‘Trying’ for a Baby, Lisa Ryan, The Cut

Donald Trump Jr.’s Wife Reportedly Found Aubrey O’Day Sexts on His Phone, Lisa Ryan, The Cut

Michael Cohen killed a story about Don Jr. and Aubrey O’Day, Joe Tacopino, Page Six

Late in Stacie’s story, we mention that we cut disgusting shit Don Jr. had said. It’s related to this, and Alicia’s explanation of this joke was so gross that we cut it. Donald Trump Jr. Sent Some Suggestive Twitter Messages to a Model While Married, Amanda Arnold, The Cut

Vanessa Trump is a marinara sauce heiress, Emily Smith and Carlos Greer, Page Six.

Man accused of sending abusive letters with ‘suspicious white powder’ to Trump Jr., Sen. Stabenow, Lindsey Bever, Washington Post

Don Jr. and Vanessa Trump’s Divorce is Final, So Please Take a Moment to Recall How They Met, Kenzie Bryant, Vanity Fair

Promo for this episode: Book Vs Movie

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