I do know Donald extra years than most individuals are alive. We met 1971. I’ve flown alongside him in his non-public jet when he was working scorching. I’ve flown forward of him in a cheapo home flight seat when he wasn’t working scorching. I’ve flown on his helicopter with Roy Cohn. Been to his marriages, houses, inns.
I do know him.
Name it happenstance, serendipity, marriage, friendship, no matter — however for a few years I’ve sat ringside and seen, heard and smelled all of it. And I keep in mind. This is to state — not what I really feel, imagine or assume — what I do know.
When Donald and Cohn had been nearer than Biden and his caregiver, I used to be there. Proper there. I heard, I noticed, I understood. I do know when Donald’s sister Maryanne grew to become a decide, Donald was supportive. Very supportive. Understanding Maryanne’s capabilities — Holyoke, Columbia, Hofstra grad — Roy was supportive. Very supportive. Maryanne moved into my Fifth Avenue constructing. She and I had dinners collectively. I noticed her up entrance at her brother’s inaugural.
A brand new book by Donald’s nasty no person nothing niece signifies Maryanne trashes him. When did this occur? I solely know that I by no means witnessed her hostility or ingratitude.
What I’ve witnessed is that cash, estates, inheritances, trusts and wills flip households evil. So, to make a buck you make a book. This is a vendetta written by a zero who’s scratching for 10 minutes of fame. Like Bolton, who can’t maintain a job and desires to money in, these losers are literary medics. Drawing blood to make cash.
I search no warfare with anybody. Not even with my buddies, whom I really like and love me, but are up to now left their vehicles received’t flip proper. However I do know what this unknown roach is creeping out to do, and I would like to appropriate that which I do know.
This niece’s want to get seen bought one other merchandise unsuitable. She paints ugliness between the president and his father she calls a “sociopath.” Let me inform you about that. Solely as soon as was Donald indignant with me. Bitterly indignant. Why? As a result of I had not attended the invitation to his father’s funeral. I keep in mind his phrases: “You disrespected my father.”
This isn’t her first rodeo. The household’s had to, and labored to, muzzle her earlier than. So, overlook her book. Await the film.
The not-so-great migration
Florida, scorching with climate plus coronavirus, is shedding its contaminated residents. They’re again. In New York. Not by airplane, practice or bus. By automotive. It’s an exodus. They’d gone south when NYC fell unwell. No planes, so that they drove. Now, with Florida a wall-to-wall ward, they’re returning right here. I do know three households who drove again. Their vehicles bore New York plates. Crossed the bridge, paid the toll, sailed proper into Midtown. No quarantine, no masks, no temperature test. No nothing. Again mingling. Again partying. Again right here. De Blasio, busy portray Fifth Avenue’s sidewalk, has no time to thoughts the shop and repair this — so how about our “I’m in cost” governor?
Book a room
Sufficient with staying dwelling? Itchy passport? London’s Lodge 41, with roof backyard overlooking Buckingham, will take you. And as they’re altering the sheets, you may see the Altering of the Guard. Additionally Prince Andrew sneaking within the servants’ entrance.
Look out east
Out east on the oceanfront, director Jerry Mitchell’s in Fireplace Island Pines. “Kinky Boots” star Billy Porter’s in waterfront Bellport. Tommy Tune, Southampton. Producer Daryl Roth, East Hampton. A pool away, Scott Rudin. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Amagansett, close to John Benjamin Hickey, director of “Plaza Suite,” which has, after all, been delayed. New York 1’s Frank DiLella in Southampton quarantining with Peggy Siegal. So, when you’re wanting to see Broadway this summer season, get on the LIE.
Solely in New York, youngsters, solely in New York.