A reporter for the Washington Post learned something this month that we in Buffalo have known for many years: There are at least two Donald Trumps in this world.
There is Donald Trump, the brash, wealthy real-estate developer-turned-presidential candidate, and there is Dr. Donald L. Trump, the oncologist and, until recently, the CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
David A. Fahrenthold wrote about his efforts using publicly available records to pin down a donation, any donation, to charity made by Trump the presidential candidate. He thought he had found one to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, only to realize it was made by Trump the physician, instead. Fahrenthold interviewed that Trump, who goes by "Skip," about the $120,000 he has donated over the years to causes and his own experience trying to get his more well-known counterpart to donate to Roswell Park.
(Skip Trump talked to The Buffalo News' Gene Warner about this and other related matters previously.)
National Public Radio's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" then incorporated a question about the Washington Post article into this weekend's news quiz show. The program went one step further and brought on Skip Trump for an interview with host Peter Sagal.
"You've been named Donald L. Trump your whole life," Sagal said, by way of introduction. "Have you forgiven your parents yet?"
"Absolutely. I'm named after my father, who was Donald L. Trump. So we're fine," Skip Trump said.
To hear the rest of the exchange, including a question about Trump's hair, listen to the file embedded below. It starts at about 1 minute and 50 seconds in.