TRUMP REVEALED

An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

The Trump we saw: Populist, frustrating, naive, wise, forever on the make

Throughout hours of interviews, he was alternately enthusiastic and sternly skeptical.

The man he’s been waiting for

The real estate mogul once wished for a ‘proper president’ who could save the country. Eventually, he decided he was the perfect person for the job.

‘Trump Revealed’: The reporting archive

 This searchable archive contains more than 400 documents, with thousands of pages of interview transcripts, court filings, financial reports, immigration records and other material. 

Donald Trump’s long history of clashes with Native Americans

‘I think I may have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians,’ he once said.

Trump’s courtship of black voters hampered by decades of race controversies

Scant number of African American convention delegates underscores challenges for GOP nominee.

Confident. Incorrigible. Bully: Little Donny was a lot like candidate Donald Trump

“He had a reputation for saying anything that came into his head,” a schoolmate recalls.

The man who showed Donald Trump how to exploit power and instill fear

Lawyer and adviser Roy M. Cohn was a master of the attack and counterattack.

As its stock collapsed, Trump’s firm gave him huge bonuses and paid for his jet

Despite losing money every year under his leadership, the company compensated Trump handsomely, including a $5 million bonus in the year that shares lost 70 percent of their value.

Donald Trump said ‘university’ was all about education. Actually, its goal was: ‘Sell, sell, sell!’

New interviews and documents show how customers were pushed to spend on pricey programs.

Trump once revealed his income tax returns. They showed he didn’t pay a cent.

The GOP presidential candidate’s history on taxes collides with his campaign rhetoric.

Former Mafia-linked figure describes association with Trump

The GOP candidate said he barely knew Felix Sater, but Sater’s sworn testimony offered a different account.

Donald Trump masqueraded as publicist to brag about himself

In what could be the role of a lifetime, the billionaire’s PR man sounds just like him — and for good reason.

From playboy to president? Trump’s past crude sex talk collides with his White House bid.

The tabloid image the businessman cultivated decades ago emerges as campaign issue.
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Inside the rocky billionaire bromance of Donald Trump and Carl Icahn

Although the two jousted for decades over Trump’s brand, Icahn has endorsed the Republican front-runner for president.
  • Apr 30, 2016

This German village wants to be known for wine. Instead, it’s Trump — and ‘Drumpf.’

Residents of Kallstadt would rather avoid talking about their famous distant cousin.

Trump’s bad bet: How too much debt drove his biggest casino aground

The mogul’s reliance on junk bonds helped bankrupt the world’s largest gambling complex.

Inside the government’s racial bias case against Donald Trump’s company, and how he fought it

A 1973 federal lawsuit provided an early look at the hardball tactics the GOP presidential front-runner has employed in business and, more recently, in politics.

Donald Trump, remade by reality TV

“The Apprentice” transformed the GOP front-runner from an easily caricatured Richie Rich into a pop-culture truth-teller and an evangelist for the American gospel of success.
  • Jan 27, 2016

How Donald Trump cashes in even when his name-brand properties fail

He’s increasingly reliant on selling his name, which lets him avoid traditional real estate investment risks.