A devastating exposé obliterates Donald Trump’s claim of being a ‘self-made man’

US President Donald Trump has worked obsessively to cultivate an image of himself as a ‘self-made man’. But one of the country’s most prestigious newspapers has now brought this narrative into serious doubt.

Reaping riches since the age of three

On 2 October, the New York Times published a ‘Special Investigation’ article titled Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father. The article details how, far from having amassed his (allegedly) huge fortune entirely from his own hard work, Trump actually inherited hundreds of millions of dollars from his father, beginning at age 3.

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