The Tale Of Donald Trump’s Dotted History With Cadillac14
Donald Trump is a Cadillac kind of man it seems. According to Automotive News, during the unveiling of the current-generation Cadillac Escalade, Trump commented to an executive, “You did a great job. I think it’s beautiful. I want to buy one immediately.”
The love affair dates back to the 1980s, when Trump, or so his side of the story goes, was approached by Cadillac to develop a super-stretch limousine bearing his name. Two versions were planned: the Trump Golden Series and the Trump Executive Series, the latter being slightly less lavish.
In 1988, the two prototypes were completed, featuring every 1980s creature-comfort one could imagine, including a TV, VCR, fax machine, paper shredder and a cell phone.
Then-Cadillac General Manager, John Grettenberger, remembers it a little differently.
“He would input to the interior styling of the vehicle and allow Cadillac to use his name in promotional activity,” Grettenberger wrote in his 2011 book, Ready, Set, Go! My Life at General Motors, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Opel, and Isuzu. “By doing so he intended to purchase fifty of them for his personal use. He was looking for means to transport high rollers from New York City to his hotel and casinos in Atlantic City and return.”
After agreeing to build two prototypes, Grettenberger wrote of the happenings that took place after the fact.
“The two prototypes were built but when it came down to approving the transaction and placing a purchase order for the fifty limos, nothing happened! Donald gave all sorts of reasons for a delay, purchased one for ‘his father,’ but no order for the remaining forty-nine. I’m not even sure what happened to the second prototype. … So much for the Trump limousine!”
And so the tale ends of Trumps two Cadillac limousines.
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Other than gratuitous Trump-bashing, what exactly is supposed to be the point of this article??
This is a windbag sort of a story that really has no business here. You people gripe about posts being too political then put out a story which looks to be condemning a political person if one kind of reads between the lines. 🙁
The biggest windbag of them all is the Donald himself!
That “political person” condemned themselves. This is typical trump, play rich and then short the working man on the bill.
I like Trump.
I want to know what he says about Tesla. I’d rather he show interest in a Model X ( perhaps a stretch Model X ) than a Caddy, but he’s a flashy guy and even though an Escalade is just a gussied up truck, or a deluxe Tahoe, it does have some fine, flashy leather and features that would appeal to someone who likes a cushy ride and sits in the back.
If he makes it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., he’ll have at his disposal, several of the most expensive Cadillacs ever built!
May GOD help us if he makes it.
Our enemies will need G-D’s help if DT makes it !!! DMD
The final product probably did not meet Trump’s standards of quality. Jut like this article.
Trump is far from perfect but Hilary is a hypocritcal criminal who ALREADY abused her office as secretary of state.
Trump becoming POTUS would be the ultimate proof for the “Peter principle”:
»The Peter principle is a concept in management theory formulated by Laurence J. Peter in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate’s performance in their current role, rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and “managers rise to the level of their incompetence.”«
[Quoted from Wikipedia]
Trump is a big mouth talker, but would fail the very first day he would enter the “Oval Office”. That’s why the powers that will will prevent that to happen.
Trump’s role will be the one played by Barry Goldwater in the 1964 POTUS election, were he served as the scarecrow to push voters toward Lyndon B. Johnson who then so skillfully escalated the Vietnam War, so this time to get Hillary Clinton into the White House who has proved her servility in all wars waged with her or her husband in government roles.
Bad article with bad timing.
I had Trump figured as more of a Popemobile sort of guy. But then again, he and the pontiff don’t get along …
Trump likes chicks to put on a strap-on and fuck him in the ass.
Trump is a punk, everything that he gets involved someone gets shafted. How can you make America great again when you can sell a fricking ugly Cadillac?