Did President Trump's dad inspire the 1958 TV episode about a conman named "Trump"
The 1950s Western drama Trackdown went viral this week because it featured a villain named Trump who tries to sell a "wall" to hysterical townspeople. But was it a coincidence that the conman was named "Trump"? Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo couldn't find a direct connection between the show and the Trump family. But he argues that Donald Trump's dad, real estate mogul Fred Trump, was already somewhat famous, or infamous, by the time the episode aired in 1958. Marshall also points out that the actor who plays Trump, Lawrence Dobkin, bares some resemblance to the elderTrump.