We live in interesting times — thanks largely to the long-shot presidential victory of Donald Trump. But Trump, as loud as he is, wasn’t always such a source of fascination. For instance, back in his Studio 54 days, Trump is said to have been considered “boring.”
Mark Fleischman, a former owner of Manhattan’s legendary Studio 54 nightclub, is set to release a tell-all book about his cocaine-fueled nights with celebrities at the club. In it, he has a few things to say about our real-estate-developer-in-chief
“Ian [Schrager] painted a glossy picture of Studio 54, but this is the real story. There were drugs all over the place — that’s what fueled it. I partied with the people who loved cocaine,” Fleischman tells the New York Post. “Belushi used to freebase and would get extremely aggressive with the clientele and staff. Robin Williams would get very energetic and funny.”
But while the celebs danced and snorted their way into oblivion, our teetotaling president abstained, giving him a bit of reputation as a square in the club, Fleischman says.
“He never touched drink or drugs. He liked looking at beautiful women, even though he was married to Ivana,” Fleischman says. “Trump wasn’t a lot of fun — when you’re in a crowd drinking and drugging and one person isn’t, that person seems boring.” [NYP] —Christopher Cameron