|In the early to mid 70’s, Donald Trump wanted to make the jump from building in Queens to building in Manhattan. At that time New York was rampant with crime and unemployment, and parts of the city were crumbling. Donald’s dad said it was a “fool’s bet” to invest in Manhattan.
Donald convinced his father to invest in Manhattan with him and it worked. Donald was able to secure major jobs and started building in 1974 on the island.
Not only was the investment lining his pockets, but the city started to turn around. He led the rebuilding of New York by seeing past the crime and envisioning the greatest city in the world.
The New York City that we see today owes a lot of its resurgence during the 1980’s to Donald Trump.