Is it really true that Donald Trump runs an escort service
? Sure looks like it.
The image above comes from this site
. The most recent comment (by Arthur S.) is clearly a gag; the earlier comments seem to be from actual satisfied customers.
Originally, the escort service was called both Trump Escorts and Trump International; now, the same company is known as Mystique Companions. Here is the web site.
The service is still run out of 180 Riverside Drive, Upper West Side, New York. (For proof, see here
Why is the address important? Because that's the address of Trump Place. Look it up. It is not just a building bearing the Trump name. Until quite recently, it was directly managed by Trump's company.
The management changed last year -- at pretty much the same time Trump International (the escort service) became Mystique Communications. The residents were angered by the switch, which they considered inexplicable.
If you type in the old URL -- www.trumpescorts.com -- you will be automatically redirected to Mystique Companions.
From the ad copy:
“Our upmarket courtesan models’ fees are for their time. Please do not send lists of ‘services’ you expect to receive… We are not a red light establishment, we introduce you to beautiful dates. How your time together naturally unfolds, is between you and your captivating date.”
In other words, these girls are whores for rich creeps who want to persuade themselves that they are not using whores. A courtesan is a prostitute
. One cannot pretend otherwise.
Trump International/Mystique Companions will provide you with an escort for $45,000 a month or $800 an hour.
Escort services generally prefer discretion; the people who run them certainly do not
want to find themselves in court. I don't see how such a service could use the name of "Trump International" without being sued -- unless, of course, the service really was owned by Trump.
Ask yourself: How could a high-profile escort service not owned by Donald Trump get away with calling itself Trump International while operating out of a building directly under Trump's management?
The site insists that they keep no records.
I question that claim.
Remember how Roger Stone found out about Eliot Spitzer?
My question: Would a man worth $10 billion run whores? Hell, would a man worth $10 million
I used Wayback at Archive.org to make sure that www.trumpescorts.com was a real site. It was. The earliest Wayback archive of the front page is from 2013, and did not retain the graphics. All we have is this text from that year:
Elite International Escorts & Travel Companions
For the gentleman who seeks only the truly finest of companionship. Trump International offers experienced travel companions, model escorts, actresses, first class cabin crew, beauty queens and high class socialites. Strictly by appointment only. Exclusively for those refined gentlemen who know the diffference...
© 1991 Copyright Trump International - All Rights Reserved & Legal Action Taken.
If you Google the name "Elite International Escorts & Travel Companions," you'll discover a few interesting hits...
A former escort for Trump Escorts, Michelle Dukes, says a few words about her working experience here
The Trump fortune rests on a foundation of prostitution. His grandfather Frederick Trump got his start as a brothel owner
Donald Trump was ridiculed for his claim that his real estate empire was kicked off with a “small loan of a million dollars” from his father, but what most people don’t know is where the Trump family came into that kind of money.
Trump International Escorts
It was prostitution.
still has a presence in Seattle.
As I said in the comments to a skeptical reader:
Do you REALLY think that Trump's management company would allow an unrelated company called Trump Escorts to operate out of that building -- a residential building?
Come on. Let's say you live in an apartment. Let's say your manager and owner is Fred Smith. Let's say you run a high-profile business called Fred Smith Escorts out of the apartment next door. How long do you think that is going to continue...?
Obviously, the building's management knows everything about the people who live or operate within that building.
The parent company of Trump International (the escort service) calls itself MultiGroup
. I've not been able to find out anything further about this MultiGroup.
The original Website ended with this signature...
We look forward to hearing from you, and arranging a very special and high-quality experience.
Claire, Andi, Meg - and of course Charlie xxx
Claire, Andi and Meg were the three women listed as running the company. The reference to "Charlie" is clearly a play on Charlie's Angels
. Apparently, the show inspired the three women to give that nickname to their benefactor. I'm betting that "Charlie" = The Donald.
(I've lightly rewritten this piece to improve grammar and clarity.)