Donald Trump liked to party. He owned casinos and clubs and restaurants, put his name on vodkas and sparkling wines, and hob-nobbed with models through an agency that bore the Trump brand.
But the extent of the Republican presidential nominee’s partying is only just recently coming to light. A report published Monday night on The Daily Beast’s website gives a glimpse into Trump’s nightlife in the 1990s, interviewing two men who saw the billionaire as the man he once was.
One was a fashion photographer, the other was and still is a male model. They recounted, in detail, Trump’s infamous parties at the Plaza Hotel (which he owned at the time), where rich, older men came to meet young, beautiful women.
"Both men also put Donald Trump in the room with cocaine, very young women and underage girls, and rich, old men there to—pardon my language, but if the Times can say p---y on its front page, I can say this—f--k them," Michael Gross wrote in his expose.
Young girls, some of them even 15 years old, were told they'd meet older men who would help them in their modeling careers, the photographer said.
They were "over their heads," the photographer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. "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.'"
Neither source confirmed whether Trump engaged with underage girls, but they agreed: there was a lot of sex.
Trump went "from room to room," the photographer said. "It was guys with younger girls, sex, a lot of sex, a lot of cocaine, top-shelf liquor."
"He'd wander off with a couple girls. I saw him," the photographer recalled. "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-----g beast."
"So, he’s a man with a woman," model Andy Lucchesi said, more vaguely. "A lot of girls, 14, look 24...I never asked how old they were, I just partook."
These aren't the first times we're hearing of Trump's lecherous acts before seeking the White House. Eleven women have come forward, accusing the real-estate magnate of sexually inappropriate behavior spanning the 1980s through 2010.
He threatened to sue all of them in front of a crowd of supporters last weekend.
But Gross, who admits he's known Trump since 1985, uses the candidate's own words to describe the wild parties at the Plaza: "If I hadn’t got married, who knows what would have happened? You had drugs, women and booze all over the f--kin’ place."