I have to correct my post above.
The short fingered vulgarian did not get a million dollars from his father to go out and seek his fortune. He actually got a 40
million dollar "loan" from his father to play with. And his daddy also set him up with business deals, helped him get into the real estate game in NY and bailed out several of his failed enterprises.
So, yeah, the guy made his money all by himself, arriving in this country as a child, all alone with nothing but a really rich slumlord dad to give him a sum larger than the GDP of Tuvalu to start him off on the path to fame and fortune.
Just the same thing that everyone else in America gets to help them get started in life. That is why he can so easily speak for the disaffected and marginalized.