Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History Of Trump's Women

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New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Nina Burleigh, explores Donald Trump’s attitudes toward women by providing in-depth analysis and background on the women who have had the most profound influence on his life—the mother and grandmother who raised him, the wives who lived with him, and the daughter who is poised to inherit it all.

Has any president in the history of the United States had a more fraught relationship with women than Donald Trump? He flagrantly cheated on all three of his wives, brushed off multiple accusations of sexual assault, publicly ogled his eldest daughter, bought the silence of a porn star and a Playmate, and proclaimed his now-infamous seduction technique: “grab ’em by the pussy.”

Golden Handcuffs is a comprehensive and provocative account of the women who have been closest to Trump—his German-immigrant grandmother, Elizabeth, the uncredited founder of the Trump Organization; his Scottish-immigrant mother, Mary, who acquired a taste for wealth as a maid in the Andrew Carnegie mansion; his wives—Ivana, Marla, and Melania (the first and third of whom are immigrants); and his eldest daughter, Ivanka, groomed to take over the Trump brand from a young age. Also examined are Trump’s two older sisters, one of whom is a prominent federal judge; his often-overlooked younger daughter, Tiffany; his female employees; and those he calls “liars”—the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Of these women, Burleigh writes, “where they come from and what they do now and in the future matters because they have or have had the ear of the most powerful man on earth.


  • 001 GoldenHandcuffs Open

    Duration: 50s
  • 002 GoldenHandcuffs Prologue GoldenHandcuffs

    Duration: 39min
  • 003 GoldenHandcuffs Part1 ElisabethAndMaryTheMotherFigures Chapter1 ElisabethChristTrump

    Duration: 27min
  • 004 GoldenHandcuffs Part1 ElisabethAndMaryTheMotherFigures Chapter2 MaryAnneMacLeodTrump

    Duration: 15min
  • 005 GoldenHandcuffs Part1 ElisabethAndMaryTheMotherFigures Chapter3 TheQueenOfQueens

    Duration: 20min
  • 006 GoldenHandcuffs Part1 ElisabethAndMaryTheMotherFigures Chapter4 ChildDonald

    Duration: 39min
  • 007 GoldenHandcuffs Part2 IvanaMarieZelnickovaTheFirstWife Chapter5 AGirlInGottwaldov

    Duration: 19min
  • 008 GoldenHandcuffs Part2 IvanaMarieZelnickovaTheFirstWife Chapter6 TheLovesOfIvanasLife

    Duration: 18min
  • 009 GoldenHandcuffs Part2 IvanaMarieZelnickovaTheFirstWife Chapter7 AEuropeanWife

    Duration: 34min
  • 010 GoldenHandcuffs Part2 IvanaMarieZelnickovaTheFirstWife Chapter8 FromRussiaWithLove

    Duration: 13min
  • 011 GoldenHandcuffs Part3 MarlaAnnMaplesWifeNumberTwo Chapter9 TheShortFingeredVulgarianAndGeorgiasMostFamousChild

    Duration: 39min
  • 012 GoldenHandcuffs Part3 MarlaAnnMaplesWifeNumberTwo Chapter10 TheRapeDeposition

    Duration: 20min
  • 013 GoldenHandcuffs Part3 MarlaAnnMaplesWifeNumberTwo Chapter11 MarryingMarla

    Duration: 14min
  • 014 GoldenHandcuffs Part3 MarlaAnnMaplesWifeNumberTwo Chapter12 IvanasBrandVSMarlasBrand

    Duration: 29min
  • 015 GoldenHandcuffs Part3 MarlaAnnMaplesWifeNumberTwo Chapter13 TheSecondDivorce

    Duration: 22min
  • 016 GoldenHandcuffs Part3 MarlaAnnMaplesWifeNumberTwo Chapter14 BuyingBeautyQueens

    Duration: 22min
  • 017 GoldenHandcuffs Part4 MelanijaKnavsTheThirdMrsTrump Chapter15 GrowingUpInSevnica

    Duration: 28min
  • 018 GoldenHandcuffs Part4 MelanijaKnavsTheThirdMrsTrump Chapter16 TheSexualizationOfModeling

    Duration: 21min
  • 019 GoldenHandcuffs Part4 MelanijaKnavsTheThirdMrsTrump Chapter17 TheSexualizationOfMelania

    Duration: 14min
  • 020 GoldenHandcuffs Part4 MelanijaKnavsTheThirdMrsTrump Chapter18 MarryingMelania

    Duration: 26min
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