While we were busy touring where the Trump’s lived in this life, Esquire was instead taking a tour of where they live in the afterlife: The Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery.
The Queens cemetery is the final resting spot of Donald’s grandparents (Fred and Elizabeth), his parents (Fred Sr. and Mary), and his eldest brother, Fred Jr.
The author’s curiosity was piqued by both the seemingly progressive and inclusive sounding name of the resting spot — Donald’s father, Fred Christ Trump Sr. marched in a Ku Klux Klan parade in 1927 and was sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination in 1973 — as well as the unassuming tomb stone shared by the family members.
“I was surprised to see such a modest—and crowded—grave for the forbears of a – man who lives like King Tut,” wrote Nell Scovell, “Had Donald not upgraded the three generations to a gold-leafed tomb? Or was he building that just for himself?”
So naturally, Scovell rode the M train to the end of the line in Middle Village, Queens and went on a search for the Trumps’ graves.
The cemetery’s website notes that tours are available for graves of historic and cultural significance, and that they are available for the public to view.
However,the grounds keeper refused to tell Scovell to location of the grave. He then threatened to call the police for “trespassing.” After identifying herself as a journalist, he added that he didn’t like her kind.
Scovell left, having found nothing but bad attitude, evasive behavior, and a false sense of superiority. Almost as if she’d been searching for The Donald himself. [Esquire]