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“The bases were loaded,” I told him. “We were losing by three. You hit the ball just over the third baseman’s head. Neither the third baseman nor the left fielder could get to the ball in time. All four of our runs came in; we won the game.” “No,” he said. “That’s not the way it happened. I want you to remember this: I hit the ball out of the ballpark! Remember that. I hit it
Lately, people who know I went to military school with Donald Trump have been asking, “Did you ever take a shower with him?” They want to know, of course, if he is as well-endowed as he claims.
“How young Trump was slapped and punched until he made his bed” NYMA had a long tradition of hazing.
Without being specific about just what conduct that word permitted, the official cadet regulation book mentioned that prestigious schools and societies encouraged the practice as a rite of entry into their privileged worlds.
“Culture of Hazing: Donald Trump, Me and the End of New York Military Academy,” The Long Island Press
It’s been more than four decades since I graduated from the bankrupt New York Military Academy, which was just sold after a bidding war to a China-based investor on Wednesday. For six years I’d attended this private boarding school in Cornwall-on-Hudson, some 60 miles north of New York City.
“Ah!” one of us sighed.
But we all saw the vision: the little plastic people on the White House lawn. And Vladimir Putin, perhaps, a snotty kid sitting there kicking the pieces around, creating his own little dream worlds, showing us how it’s supposed to be done.
The day I met Donald Trump the air was full of mosquitos.
It was August 1960 at a Long Island beach club on the Atlantic Ocean. He was fourteen. I was twelve. We’d arranged to meet at the green army tent he’d pitched in the sand. My purpose there was to receive an informal orientation to the military school which Don attended and to which I was about to be sent.
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