“One day, when I was in Trump’s office, he took a phone call from an investment banker, an opaque conversation that, after he hung up, I asked him to elucidate.

“Whatever complicates the world more I do,” he said.

Come again?

“It’s always good to do things nice and complicated so that nobody can figure it out.”

Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.Photograph by Max Vadukul

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1997/05/19/trump-solo