Although the iconic Studio 54 was known for its wild celebrity parties, Donald Trump was the ‘boring’ guy at one of the world’s most famous nightclubs.
Trump was not the life of the party during the club’s heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, according to the joint’s former owner.
Mark Fleischman revealed in his new tell-all book that the president ‘wasn’t a lot of fun’ but noted that he liked ‘looking at beautiful women’ who filled the club.
Trump has even admitted he was a regular at the debauchery-filled spot, crassly saying that he ‘would watch supermodels get screwed.’
Donald Trump (pictured in 1988) was ‘boring’ at the wild parties at Studio 54 in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s, the club’s former owner revealed on Saturday
The iconic nightclub (pictured in its heyday) was known for its wild celebrity parties and drugs. However, Trump was said to not have drank or do any drugs while at the club
Fleischman bought the club in the 1980s and spoke to Page-Six about the legendary party spot where Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger and Cher all frequented.
He plans on revealing on what really happened at the parties, where drug use was wide-spread, in his new book called Inside Studio 54 launching September 19.
Fleischman said: ‘There were drugs all over the place — that’s what fueled it. I partied with the people who loved cocaine.’
He added that Trump was a regular at the club but ‘he never touched drink or drugs. He liked looking at beautiful women, even though he was married to Ivana.
‘Trump wasn’t a lot of fun — when you’re in a crowd drinking and drugging and one person isn’t, that person seems boring.’
Even Trump has admitted he has spent time at the wild club.
Trump said: ‘I would watch supermodels getting screwed, well-known supermodels getting screwed, on a bench in the middle of the room.
‘There were seven of them and each one was getting screwed by a different guy.’
Former owner Mark Fleischman said Trump liked ‘looking at beautiful women’ but he was married to Ivana at the time (pictured together in 1982)
The mystique of Studio 54 stills intrigues people 40 years after the club opened on New York’s West 54th Street.
Photos show the glamour the club had, with David Bowie, John Travolta and Michael Jackson among the VIPs to skip the permanently enormous lines and embrace the hedonism within.
The club was consistently mobbed as clubgoers angled to get in, often shouting the owners’ names or trying to curry favor with famed doorman Marc Benecke – who said maps were even sold showing how to get in through subway tunnels.
Original club owners Ian Schrager and co-founder Steve Rubell went to prison for tax evasion.
Rubell later died of AIDS; Schrager got a pardon this past January from President Barack Obama.
Photos show the glamour the club had, with David Bowie, John Travolta and Michael Jackson among the VIPs. Owner Steve Rubell (left) with Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Cherie Currie of The Runaways
One of the most iconic photos from Studio 54 is Bianca Jagger riding a horse into Studio 54 for her birthday in the 1970s
A born and bred New Yorker, Rubell was said to guard the club’s door like his life depended on it, letting in only those he considered glamorous enough.
It soon developed a reputation for being the world’s most exclusive, hardest to get in to nightspot.
He forever sought the perfect combination of black and white, straight and gay, – something he called ‘mixing the salad’ and would tell people to go home and change or rather more bluntly ‘you’re ugly, you’re not coming in.’
But all good things come to an end and Studio 54 closed in 1979 when Revenue agents stopped the music and arrested Rubell for tax-evasion after finding bags of undeclared cash.