From the Irish Independent newspaper: Despite Dallas celebrating its 40th anniversary earlier this year, Gray dismissed the idea a character like JR would not be a hit with viewers today and said Mr Trump, who was a well-known tycoon before entering the White House, reminds her of her on-screen husband. She told the Press Association: “We have a president like that. There are personalities like that around the world, it’s not just here. “It’s that kind of big personality; the ego, the money, the deals and the philandering. “I am talking about personalities, bigger-than-life personalities. Like JR, it’s all about the deal – how can we do this? How can we manoeuvre this? “I find a lot of people who have an enormous amount of money, they have a lot of influence, they can influence a lot of people by the way they control things.” Dallas star Linda Gray compares Donald Trump to JR Ewing Ultimately, JR lost his company to his life long adversary.