Regular People Who Have Met Donald Trump Describe What It Was Like

Donald Trump has had a number of WTF moments during his administration. It's no secret that Trump is certainly the most polarizing American president of our time, perhaps of all time. But, privately, is he really the person he presents himself to be in public? Is he more or less agreeable? World leaders have weighed in on what they think of Trump, but how does he act around regular people? Some have found him perfectly sane, respectful, and even kind, while others say he's cold-hearted and monstrous.

  • He's Crafty

    From Redditor /u/hurtsp:

    My uncle used to be one of his lawyers. Trump's strategy when negotiating a deal with another company was to send his people in to meet with their people and find a deal. Then, Trump would come in and ask them what deal they came to. He would then proceed to scream at his people for doing a bad job and leave.

    Then, the other company would feel so bad for Trump's people that they would give them a better offer.

  • He Likes Cotton Candy Slushies

    From Redditor /u/mtamal55:

    Donald Trump came into the movie theater I used to work at, and I served him at the concession stand. He asked about the flavors of our Slushies, [which] were White Cherry and Cotton Candy. He got the Cotton Candy.

    Donald Trump enjoys cotton candy... and I literally know that for a fact forever now. He also paid in exact change.

  • He Told A Woman He Liked Her Hair, So She Changed It

    From Redditor /u/thesushipanda:

    My history teacher met him in NYC sometime during the late '90s or early 2000s when Trump was a popular businessman and not a politician/president. She allegedly had a pretty weird haircut back then, and when Donald Trump told her that he thought she had nice hair, she felt creeped out and then changed it.

  • He Tipped Exceptionally Well

    From Redditor /u/Index_Dot_Zach:

    I worked as a valet at his Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey for a handful of years... Trump would come around pretty frequently actually; [he] usually flew in from Manhattan by helicopter. He's actually a very large man... sort of intimidating. Whenever he was on the grounds, he was usually surrounded by a cohort of people, so us regular workers never got much interaction with him.

    But he did tip me a $100 bill once. Apparently when he'd come to the golf club, he'd just have a wad of hundreds and give them out like candy to employees for doing the slightest little things.

  • He's Pleasant, But 'Strictly Business'

    From Redditor /u/mikeyjuicebox:

    My father actually was a security guard for him in the 70's... He says that he was actually a pleasant guy. Paid well and was fair to those who worked for him, but was also a "strictly business" kind of guy. Didn't socialize much.

  • The Secret Service Digs Him Because He Buys Them Food

    From Redditor /u/chialily:

    I didn't work for Trump, but I worked a Bernie rally and talked to one of the Secret Service guys for a while. He said that the Secret Service guys liked working for Trump and that he buys them food and treats them very well, which differed from a couple other politicians they had to protect.

    He made it pretty clear that he didn't agree with Trump's rhetoric but that he's a respectful person to work for.