Donald Trump claimed his family has “superior genes.”

Superior genes? Let’s see. His paternal grandfather came to the United States from Germany. His most famous achievement was running “hotels” (a.k.a., whore houses) and restaurants up and down the west coast and in Alaska during the Alaskan gold rush. His best known restaurant ( served dead mules from the Klondike trail) and “hotel” was on a boat so he could flee from the sheriff when things got too hot.

His mother came from Scotland in the first half of the 20th century. My family has a lot of Scots in it. After the creation of the United Kingdom there were many Scots running the British Empire but there were more crofters (dirt poor farmers and home wool weavers). My family has both the good and the bad. I have heard nothing indicating Mrs. Trump was anything but a housekeeper.

Trump’s father made his fortune by building cheap (price and quality) housing for military families during WWII and veterans after the war using government money. He was repeatedly accused by the federal government and fined for refusing to rent to minorities. Young Donald was included in the cases at least as late as the ‘70s. By the way, in the ‘20s Fred Trump may have been a member of the KKK. He was arrested by the police at a KKK event in New York. His name is in the police blotter in the NY Times back in the day.

After that The Donald left the family business and moved to Manhattan. In the early days Donald Trump constructed buildings only because of his father’s money and political connections.

Now, because he has filed for bankruptcy so many times and stiffed everyone he ever owed money, he never builds anything. He just sells his name. Sometimes the buildings with his name in gold (gold or brass?) get built, often they do not. He does manage some clubs and buildings owned by people who have real money.

Oh ya, those are some great, superior genes you have there Donald.