Trump once got paid with gold bars that that were wheeled up to his Fifth Avenue apartment: book

Former President Donald Trump and his three adult children are facing a $250 million civil lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Leticia James. Jennifer S. Altman/For The Washington Post via Getty Images
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Donald Trump was paid once in gold bullion to rent a parking garage per new book.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman wrote that the gold bars were sent to Trump Tower.
Trump didn't know how to handle the bars and it's unclear what happened to them, Haberman said.
During his time as a businessman in New York, former President Donald Trump was once paid with a pile of gold bars instead of cash.
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That anecdote was shared in a new book by New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman called Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. According to an excerpt exclusively made available to CNN, Trump was given this odd form of payment to cover the price of renting a garage in the General Motors building in New York that Trump bought in 1998.
Per CNN, Haberman wrote that Trump didn't know how to handle the dozens of gold bars that were sent to him. They were eventually driven to his apartment in Trump Tower, although it's unclear what happened to the gold bars afterward.
Haberman also recalled in the excerpt seen by CNN that Trump was asked about the gold bars and responded by calling it a "fantasy question."
A representative from Trump's post-presidential press office did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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Haberman's report adds to the list of strange revelations about Trump's past business relationships that have surfaced in recent months.
This month, for example, an excerpt from a book by New York Times reporter David Enrich, entitled "Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump and the Corruption of Justice," recounted how Trump once tried to get a lawyer $2 million to be paid in legal fees with the deed to a stallion.
According to Enrich, Trump - then a real estate agent - had not paid his bills. When confronted by his angry attorney, Trump pulled out a "deed for a horse" and told the attorney it was "more valuable" than the fees he owed.
Meanwhile, Trump and his three adult children face a $250 million civil lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Leticia James. The lawsuit aims to prevent the Trump family from doing business in New York and accuses the former president of inflating his fortune by billions.
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