"Even my own feelings affect my value to myself," Donald Trump said this week.
A Trump colleague, seeking to lower the furor over Mr. Trump's real or imagined net worth, forwarded an email to Eye On Miami.
"I was scrutinizing a Merrill Lynch statement this afternoon. It had been a bad day on Wall Street. Most of the year’s gains were erased. Suddenly I felt worse than before I opened statement, affecting my net worth. At that moment my value to myself diminished. Then the date of the statement captured my attention. It was not today's market loss. It was yesterday's. Yesterday I felt great. It turns out I was a loser. Today the market went up, compounding my satisfaction in a non-linear way. So the value to myself needs to be restated. I won't say by how many hundreds of millions more I am worth to myself today compared to yesterday, but certainly north of five hundred and less than five hundred seventy five million."