We move to Trump's book signing, where he is now explaining that he's not running for president after all. So much for that subplot. Did you like it? A young woman steps up to have a book signed, and Trump happens to tell her that he's about to buy an airline and call it the Trump Shuttle. She smiles blankly and says her name is "Marla. Marla Maples." He signs the book for her, and she adds that coincidentally, she was once a stewardess. The honking of whimsy, seeming ridiculously out of place in this movie, picks up as Wennik looks over unhappily from behind what he's reading to note that Trump is making smitten faces at Marla. Wacky! See, he met a girl, which is inconvenient, because he's married.
Indeed, later on, Donald is polishing more silverware and telling Wennik something about trying to move Ivana out of Atlantic City in order to accommodate Marla. Wennik chooses this moment to break it to Trump that he is "leveraged to the hilt." But Trump doesn't listen, probably because he's thinking about delicious, delicious Marla, and instead starts asking about his "style." When Wennik asks him to please listen, it launches Trump into a hilariously silly and weirdly timed monologue about how money isn't money. Money is a "belief system." And he calls himself "a mogul," "a magnate," "a baron," and "American royalty." Wennik looks horrified at what Trump has become, because I guess he...never saw it coming? Don't know. At any rate, he tells Trump that "this has to stop," and Trump basically has no idea what "stop" means, so you can imagine how that goes. "Peter, change the world with me or go away," Trump says. And Peter gets up and goes away. Dramatic!