From a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone:
You’ve mentioned before that he reveled in getting people to accept pennies on the dollar. What was the ugliest example of that that you witnessed?
There are so many stories. I was tasked to do this on virtually a daily basis. One story that gave me consternation is Trump had made a mistake in choosing the quality of paint during the Trump Doral renovation.
He elected to go with the cheapest paint that they had. And when the paint did not properly affix to the walls, Trump tasked me to go after the paint supplier and the company.
And the end result was I was successful in getting the paint manufacturer to provide 10,000 gallons of their highest quality paint, which cost $30 more per gallon than what he had contracted for. It ultimately caused the distributor to file for bankruptcy.