- Michael D'Antonio: Donald Trump understated the extent of the help he received from his father and others
- It was far more than the $1 million loan he cited in a New Hampshire appearance, says D'Antonio
Michael D'Antonio is the author of the new book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" (St. Martin's Press). The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Insisting, "It has not been easy for me" and that "my whole life has been a 'no' and I fought through it," Donald Trump said Monday his father's "small loan" of $1 million got him started as a developer. This version of events, which seems intended to show he is somehow a self-made man, represents a new direction for the candidate and fails to give Trump the elder the credit he deserves.