“He was a brilliant kid,” his father said of his son, Donald Trump, in a new book about his life.
“He had a good heart.
He was very smart.
He had a great sense of humor.”
The book, “The Art of the Deal,” details how the younger Trump — who became a lawyer for the family’s real estate firm — would attend the same school and study alongside his father.
He would have his first taste of the White House as a young adult when his father, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, invited him to a lunch with the then-Republican presidential nominee.
The meal would become a lifelong friendship that would lead to a political career in Congress.
“We were friends, but it wasn’t a friendship I ever thought about having with my father,” he said.
“I just knew that he was my father, and he had been my friend.”
The young Donald Trump would have a brief political career as an elected official, but he was not a political force until his father took office in 1989.
By that point, the elder Trump had become one of the most powerful figures in the nation.
He led a group of former Republican senators in a bid to repeal the landmark 1986 crime bill.
And by the time he became speaker of the House in 2001, he had already made some significant changes to the nation’s tax code.
The younger Trump was a key architect of the tax bill, and when he left the House to become president in 2005, he oversaw major tax changes, including the largest cuts in federal revenue in American history.
The first step in his transformation from politician to billionaire was the hiring of his father’s personal lawyer.
In his book, Trump Jr. writes about his father becoming frustrated with the efforts of former President George H.W. Bush’s Justice Department to pressure his father to pay a small penalty for breaking the law.
Trump Jr., who would later be called by the New York Times “the father who couldn’t win,” began to work with his father on the tax law, according to the book.
The young Trump would ultimately make the case that he could help his father by taking a harder line on tax reform.
In 2004, his father agreed to help the Justice Department pursue an investigation of a hedge fund in Texas that was paying millions in tax-deferred compensation to a family friend.
The family lawyer had previously pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and was sentenced to six months in prison.
The Justice Department agreed to investigate, and Trump Jr helped to lead the investigation.
The investigation led to a conviction against two Texas hedge fund managers and a conviction of a third hedge fund manager in New York.
Trump, Jr. was eventually charged with money laundering, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Trump and his lawyers argued that he had acted in good faith in helping the Justice Dept. pursue the investigation, and the elder Bush eventually pardoned him.
“There was a lot of talk about that pardon, and I just thought, ‘This is so great,’ ” Trump Jr told Fox News.
“And I knew that we could do it.
I thought that he didn’t have a lot to lose.
He actually had to make the right decision.”
Trump Jr has long been one of Trump’s most prominent supporters, but this new book is the first to detail the extent to which the elder White House encouraged him to take a hard line on the issue of tax reform during his presidency.
He also says that the younger White House “took a hardline” on the topic of gun control, something that Trump has frequently opposed since the 2012 shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
“It was very much about how he was going to fight against guns,” Trump Jr said.
The elder Trump also said that his younger son had told him that he would “never have to go through the same kind of pain” that he did as a child because he would never have to see his father convicted.
The story of Donald Trump Sr. and the young Donald, however, is not about the father and son.
It is about a family who made a decision to pursue personal profit and the resulting fallout.
“Donald and I had a very difficult upbringing,” the younger Donald Trump said.
He grew up in a very dysfunctional family in the Bronx.
His father, a former drug dealer, was incarcerated for drug trafficking and eventually deported from the United States.
His mother, a mother of two young daughters, was an alcoholic and a drug addict.
His older sister, Jill, also went to jail for a drug offense.
The father was often called the “father of the ghetto” for the way he took advantage of the poor and black communities to enrich himself.
“My father was very angry at the black community,” Donald Trump told Fox’s Megyn Kelly in 2015.
“The African-American community was always on his mind, because I’m black.
They all know what happened to my