Magazine February 6, 2017, Issue

From the Archives of the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library

(Reuters photo: Jonathan Ernst)

The Collected Diaries of Donald J. Trump, Chapter 7: “Growth Spurt”


Dear Kitty:

This morning I stood very tall and straight against the wall while Dad measured my height and drew a line to mark my progress. My height has been a disappointment to him, I know — mostly because after he draws the line on the wall he says, “Once again, your height is a disappointment to me” — but this time he suggested that we also start measuring the growth of my middle-range, what Dad calls my “lady hips,” and Kitty, let me be honest with you, those words hurt. They

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