Donald Trump Makes the Cover of GQ India

Donald Trump Makes the Cover of GQ India

Donald Trump GQ Cover
Donald Trump GQ Cover

‘I’m known for producing the greatest buildings, I’m known for producing the most luxurious buildings, and I’m known, period.’

I find Donald Trump intriguing for a couple of reason; 1) His ridiculous hair 2) His ability to thrive as an OTT real estate mogul in all his dramatic glory (I thought we only did that here in India!) and 3) he’s on his way here. Here’s a peak at his interview with GQ.
P.S. 21 people you should be scared of on Facebook? Now I gotta buy the magazine, I have to know!

“Have you seen the billion-dollar house?” Donald Trump shoots the question at GQ minutes into his conversation at his office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower in New York. Everybody in Mumbai has seen Mukesh  Ambani’s record-breaking new residence, at least from the outside. “What  do you think of it?” he persists. ‘Was it a great architect who  designed it? Or was it just Ambani’s taste? Does it look good? How tall  is it? As GQ field his queries, it dawns on us that Trump is checking  out his competition in a race to be the front runner of extreme luxury.

What’s  the edge you think the Trump brand will bring to this project in India?  Because there are increasingly more luxury developers entering the  space there…

I  really liked the [Indian] developer. I think the developer was somebody  that we just completely hit it off with; there was good chemistry, a  good feeling. I have representatives in India, and

they’re  telling me it doesn’t get any better than this. And then on top of  that, we are working with them on the architecture to make it really  superior.

You’re coming to India soon; what are you looking forward to?

I have many friends in India, I have lots of respect for India, and I look forward to being there. You’ve  been married to some really beautiful women. I am sure our readers  would be interested in hearing your opinion on what women really want..

I think women want a real man. And it’s not just a money  thing. They want to be protected, they want to be attracted. I have a  lot of reach friends who can’t get a girlfriend because they are not  attractive. And a lot of people say, ‘Oh, you get the most beautiful  women in the world because you are rich’. But I know a lot of rich guys  who can’t get any. Infact, I saw an editorial about that once and they  actually made that statement. But I think a woman wants somebody that  can be a friend, want somebody that (she) can be attracted to. There has  to be an attraction and, I think,somebody that they respect.

OK, so you are extremely successful – you have made and lost  more money than most people do in their lifetime. What still drives you?

Just  that I enjoy what I do… I don’t need money anymore, so the only thing  that drives me is I love what I do. I have seen people stop working and  they become old, and I dont want to become old. My father used to have  an expression: to retire is to expire – which I think is a great  expression, and I have seen it. I have seen people who are vibrant,  incredible, and they retire and they become old. So I just want to enjoy  I’m doing.

Hmm, interesting. Wouldn’t it be great if we could put Vijay Mallya and Donald Trump in a room together and see who flinches first? Lol.