Trump is next seen polishing the silverware in a restaurant like the germophobe he is, and he pauses when he gets a call. As it turns out, he has lost the battle on the building, and the city has still ruled against him in spite of his good deeds. Wennik cautions him that he's "overextended," and then Trump speaks the magic words, "I refuse to listen to anyone else ever again." That's as opposed, I guess, to the consensus-builder he has been to this point. He blathers about how he won't be pushed around anymore, and then we get a sidebar in which Trump -- for literally no reason -- chooses this moment to show Wennik the mock-up of the cover of his book, The Art Of The Deal. With so many of these things, it's like they're just throwing them in there to make sure you don't think Gwenda Blair doesn't know Trump wrote a book. Anyway, Trump talks about some bike race that might be organized, and Wennik gives him some shit about his helicopter (don't you hate that?), which Wennik reminds him he can't afford. This leads Trump to proclaim, "There's nothing I can't afford." We also discover at this point that he has purchased Mar-a-Lago, which I really hope means that he's already commissioned that totally fucking awesome painting of himself. And then Trump puts his feet on the desk and tells Wennik that he's about to tell the press he's running for president. Wennik suddenly looks tortured. It is still basically unclear why Trump would bother Wennik now, when he hung in through the days of the shitty casinos.
Papa-T and Proud Mary watch a TV report about Donald's helicopter and the Trumps in general. It turns out that this is a full interview in which he earnestly explains that he's "a streetwise kid from Queens," not a kid who was just born rich. He calls himself a "self-made man," and his father, watching from a living room, finds this all rather ridiculous and says, "Did Donny ever have a self-made bed?" Hilarious! Okay, not really. I'm trying to use false enthusiasm to make up for the absence of real enthusiasm. I feel it's in the spirit of Trump. At any rate, Trump tells the interviewer that he loves the fight, and makes mention of running for president. Asked how she would feel about her husband being president, Ivana tells the interviewer that Donald is "perfect husband, perfect father." And she'd vote for him. The status of their marriage throughout all of this goes sort of ignored, except that they occasionally look at each other coldly.