The show, titled “The Tower,” was to feature the adventures of a New York City developer who makes big deals, loves to win, and has set out to construct the tallest building in the world.
Producers hired a Hollywood TV writer, Gay Walch, to create a pilot script for “The Tower.” Walch borrowed scenes from Trump’s books to help build the main character. Network executives said the script, like the overwhelming majority of pilots, never made it to TV because it wasn’t a compelling story.
The Post has obtained a scene from NBC's pilot script, read here by actors. The Trump-like developer is named John Barron, a name that Trump asked Walch to use for the main character. (Two years after “The Tower” was scrapped, Trump and his third wife, Melania, named their son Barron.)