Donald Trump likes to refer to Germany as the land of his ancestors, who came from a small southern German town called Kallstadt.
His grandfather, Friedrich Drumpf, came to the United States in 1885, he recalled in the documentary “The Kings of Kallstadt.”
“He joined the great gold rush; he did fantastically well; he loved this country,” he said.
But the Republican front-runner for president has another German history — one he doesn’t dwell on.
In August 2000, the self-proclaimed King of New York became co-owner of TD Trump Deutschland AG, a real estate joint venture that aimed to enrich Germany with Trump-like skyscrapers.