Thanksgiving Is Ruined

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February 14, 2017

in others' words:

Until the birth of her son, [T] and Kushner kept the sex of their baby a secret, due to [T]'s superstitions.

(source: ABC7 news, here)

Horowitz started working for [DJT] in 1996 . . . [DJT] was very open with Horowitz. Horowitz knew, for example, that [DJT] kept his office the way it had been for years -- cluttered with piles of papers and photographs and magazine covers of himself on the walls -- because he was superstitious and didn't think he should move anything.

from The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons, by Vicky Ward (John Wiley & Sons, 2014), pg. 14

The mood was changing in the modest Hilton ballroom, a venue chosen partially due to [DJT]’s superstitions of “jinxing” things . . . 

(source: GQhere)

[DJT] Plans Relatively Low-Key Election Night Party Because He’s ‘Superstitious
. . . 

While huge rallies have been a hallmark of [DJT]’s campaign, a source familiar with [DJT]’s plans said the party in the Hilton ballroom will be relatively small. The person explained that [DJT] is “superstitious” and doesn’t want to jinx things.

(source: NY Magazinehere)

But for all his swagger, [DJT] had an awareness of unseen, deal­breaking contingencies that held his triumphalism in check. He was compulsively superstitious; twice on other plane trips I had seen him toss a few granules of salt over his left shoulder after eating. And here he was, on the day before he would effectively clinch his nomination, calling a single obscure delegate in a state he had already won in a landslide --  an implicit nod to the forces aligned against him before resuming the affect of indomitability.

(source: NYThere)