When asked about the people who greatly influenced Trump, Michael D’Antonio, one of his biographers said that one of the best ways to understand him is to know the people behind his insecurities as these are the same people that he deeply admires. That said, check these 50 people Trump looks up to and why they earned his respect and admiration.
On top of our list is Frederick Trump Sr., better known as Fred Trump, the late father of Donald Trump. Being a successful businessman himself, Donald clearly got the strategies and wit from his father. Per D’Antonio, Trump’s father has a huge impact on his younger years. “You’re a killer, you’re a king,” said his father and expected him to play those roles well. And Donald did not disappoint, he is the very person his father dreamed of- tough and a tad merciless.