David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump
“Arnold and Tim, if you’d come up, we’re going to give you a nice, beautiful check,” Donald Trump said. He held up an oversize check, the kind they give to people who win golf tournaments. It was for $100,000. In the top-left corner the check said: “The Donald J. Trump Foundation.” Along the bottom, it had the slogan of Trump’s presidential campaign: “Make America Great Again.” This was in February. The beginning of it.