Donald Trump is mighty proud of his temperament. Just yesterday, he told a Florida crowd
that he's "honored to have the greatest temperament that anybody has.”
But Scott Melker, a DJ and realtor who lives in Miami Beach, says a great temperament isn't exactly what the Donald showed when he encountered him back in college at the University of Pennsylvania.
The way Melker tells it in a lengthy Facebook story posted last night
, he lived in the same freshman dorm at UPenn as Donald Trump Jr., who attended the Wharton School. One day, the elder Trump showed up to pick up his son for a baseball game and flat-out slapped the crap out of his kid when he wasn't dressed for the occasion.
"Don Jr. opened the door, wearing a Yankee jersey. Without saying a word, his father slapped him across the face, knocking him to the floor in front of all of his classmates," Melker writes on Facebook. "He simply said 'put on a suit and meet me outside,' and closed the door."
Melker posted the story, he says, because he thinks the moment illustrates Trump's dangerous angry streak.
"In light of what I saw that day, it is clear to me that Donald Trump lacks the temperament and basic social decency to run our country," he says.
Here's his full post:
Melker has been DJing for 14 years and has played with a litany of top acts, including Future, T.I., and Jason Derulo; he also works as a realtor in Miami Beach. Through a spokesperson, he declined to further discuss his Facebook post.
For what it's worth, another UPenn alum replied to Melker with another less-than-fond reminiscence of Trump's relationship with his son:
(H/T to Deadspin