[Ed. – Pithy omen?]
In 1995, the New York Times featured an article by Brett Pulley, “Crowning the Comeback King,” applauding Trump for his business acumen whereby he turned his business loss around to rebuild his fortune. Pulley noted:
Though there are still four years to go in the 90’s, business and government leaders in New York honored Donald J. Trump yesterday for pulling off what they called “the comeback of the decade.”
Mr. Trump, the developer who came to epitomize opulent wealth during the 80’s before tumbling into deep financial trouble, has managed to erase much of his debt and is moving ahead with major projects at a time other developers are idling.
Judging from the attention showered on him yesterday at the Union League Club, some of New York’s civic and business leaders are quite captivated by Mr. Trump, despite the financial uncertainties that still surround some of his properties.