Republican presidential hopeful and billionaire businessman Donald Trump works in an office on the 25th floor of the 68-story Trump Tower, overlooking Central Park in Manhattan.
Trump told The Wall Street Journal’s Monica Langley that his daily routine is to wake up at 5 a.m., read and watch the news, and head to the office for business and political work around 8.
“I come in and do work like everyone else,” he said.
That may be, but not everyone can say that they live in a penthouse above their workplace or that their office is adorned with memorabilia from famous athletes or past magazine covers.
The walls are filled with awards …
One wall of Donald Trump’s office holds a number of awards, many of which were given to him by the Jewish community. One that stands out to Trump is the Tree of Life — a humanitarian award given by the Jewish National Fund.
“It means so much to me,” Trump tells The Washington Post. “A lot of times I’ll have friends of mine come in [who are] Jewish and they’ll see the Tree of Life, and they’ll say, ‘Wow, what a great thing.'”
Trump may have another award to add to his collection soon — the Nobel Peace Prize — after he was rumored to be one of the secret nominees earlier this month, according to The Washington Times.
… and old magazine covers.
Next to his awards are his various magazine covers.
“Now I have so many that I can’t put them up,” he tells The Washington Post.
Some stand-outs include the Variety cover he did when “The Apprentice” was rated as the No. 1 show, and his Playboy cover that made him one of the few privileged men in history to win such an honor. Other men who appeared on the cover include Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, and Seth Rogen.
He has a framed photo of him shaking hands with former US President Ronald Reagan.
This crowded wall also holds a picture of Trump shaking former US President Ronald Reagan’s hand at the White House.
He says Reagan was “terrific” in The Washington Post video.
“I had a very good relationship with him. Not a big relationship because I was young. But he liked me, and I liked him,” Trump recalls.