January 15, 1979 — Like Father, Like Son: Anatomy of a Young Power Broker, by Wayne Barrett

"Trump’s problem is not so much what he’s done, but how he’s done it. I decided at the start that I wanted to profile him by describing his deals — not his lifestyle or his personality. After getting to know him, I realized that his deals are his life. He once told me: 'I won’t make a deal just to make a profit. It has to have flair.' Another Manhattan developer said it differently: 'Trump won’t do a deal unless there’s something extra — a kind of moral larceny — in it. He’s not satisfied with a profit. He has to take something more. Otherwise, there’s no thrill.'"