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1905 Letter Shows Trump’s Grandfather Begged to Stay in Germany

A newly revealed letter from president-elect Donald Trump’s grandfather shows he appealed to authorities in southern Germany not to expel him for avoiding military service. The letter, penned by Friedrich Trump in 1905 and published for the first time this week in the German magazine Bild, was addressed to Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria asking to stay in Germany. The elder Trump left the country at the age 16 to seek his fortune in the United States. He did well in the western...

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