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Michael Cohen recounted how, in 2014, CNBC was preparing a poll of the 25 most influential people in the world. Mr. Trump, who initially ranked 187th out of 200, ordered Mr. Cohen to improve his standing. “Just make sure I make it to the top 10,” Mr. Trump said, according to Mr. Cohen.

...$15,000 was spent to buy discreet I.P. addresses through which votes for Mr. Trump could be cast. The scheme worked, with Mr. Trump elevated to 9th place when all the votes were counted. “Before long, Trump believed he really was rated in the top 10 and was regarded as a profoundly important business figure,” Mr. Cohen wrote.

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This fear of being seen as somehow less than the very best is a recurring theme in the mountains of books and articles written about Mr. Trump.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/26/us/politics/trump-electio...
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