Jan 30, 2016
I read the article about Trump referenced by lwk and I must say that he really plays loose with the facts and seems to have a great bias against Trump. He draws conclusions that are not based on any recognized reality. For instance, Mr. Schwimmer says:
“Here is a man who has never held public office and has achieved less in business than Paris Hilton.”
True, he has never held public office but to say he has achieved less in business than Paris Hilton is madness. Paris has never managed a multi billion dollar enterprise, never made deals comparable to Trump and never built or managed any huge real estate endeavors, never authored a best selling how-to-succeed book and never had people support her for president. True they both had television shows, but Trump’s required a lot of savvy and judgment whereas Paris just had to be her silly self.
In his book, The Art of the Deal Trump describes a typical day:
Most people are surprised by the way I work. I play it very loose. I don’t carry a briefcase. I try not to schedule too many meetings. I leave my door open. You can’t be imaginative or entrepreneurial if you’ve got too much structure. I prefer to come to work each day and just see what develops.
There is no typical week in my life. I wake up most mornings very early, around six, and spend the first hour or so of each day reading the morning newspapers. I usually arrive at my office by nine, and I get on the phone. There’s rarely a day with fewer than fifty calls, and often it runs to over a hundred. In between, I have at least a dozen meetings. The majority occur on the spur of the moment, and few of them last longer than fifteen minutes. I rarely stop for lunch. I leave my office by six-thirty, but I frequently make calls from home until midnight, and all weekend long.
It never stops, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is. And if it can’t be fun, what’s the point?
I would guess that is much different than a typical day for Paris Hilton.
“who, except for the real estate knowledge, connections, and fortune, all of which he inherited from his father.”
Trump helped his father’s real estate business become successful and when he branched out on his own he borrowed $1 million from him. His father was never worth more than about $250 million and had five children to divide up the inheritance at his death. Trumps assets today are valued at $10 billion so obviously he did not inherit this from his father. His father, I’m sure was helpful, but not the cause of his success.
“has failed at pretty much everything except real estate and, of course, self-promotion;
That’s like saying Bill Gates has failed at everything except his business ventures. Until running for president, real estate and his TV show were his main focus so calling him a failure in all but this is strange indeed. He co-produced and starred in the very successful Apprentice for over a decade.
who touts himself as a champion of the little guy
I’ve never seen him do this. He talks about greater prosperity for all Americans.
“switched political party affiliations at least five times since the late ’80s, according to voting records.”
He’s been a registered Republican since 1988. Reagan also switched parties.
Who says he will “bomb the **** out of” ISIS” but is afraid of a five-foot-six blonde bombshell.
We do not know that. Many think this was merely a strategy to put the focus on Cruz and take him out as a competitor.
Next Schwimmer tells us we should not support Trump because he referenced Second Corinthians 3:17 as Two Corinthians 3:17. He was technically correct, but that is not the way fundamentalist believers reference scripture. So trump is not a big Bible scholar and doesn’t use the lingo. Who cares!
Then Schwimmer reminds us that Trump tells us he will make deals with all kinds of entities, including Democrats. He seems to think this is a terrible thing.
What is terrible is making bad deals. If a deal is good and benefits the deal maker’s side then why complain? The Republicans are terrible at making deals that benefit them. Instead they go along with the Democrats and doing this is called a deal. If they make no movement to fulfill promises to those who elected them then the deal is bad. For instance, budget deals that needlessly increased our debt are bad deals for all.
Trump has proven himself to be a good deal maker. Schwimmer seems to think he will use this talent as president, not to help America, but only himself. I see no evidence of this. One of the main deals he says he would like to have a part in is making a better deal with Iran so they do not obtain power to lob nuclear missiles our direction. Sure, that is in Trump’s best interest, but also the best interest of you, me, the whole country and world.
Schwimmer then goes on implying that Trump supporters are bordering on madness and delusion, following him without reason as if he were the second coming of Jesus.
There are a number of candidates I like and would be much happier to have as president than Obama, but I support none of them blindly.
I do not think I would get everything I want in Trump but one thing I like about him is that he understands the value of a dollar and knows how to get things done. Right now our biggest problem is our perilous economical situation and increasing debt. I believe he has the intelligence to set the economy on a stable footing and eliminate some of the wasted spending.
He is the only one running for president who has run a major business.
Back in the 1990s Trump was about two billion dollars in debt. That would have finished a lesser man. Of this time he said: “I refused to give in to the negative circumstances and I never lost faith in myself. I didn’t believe I was finished even when the newspapers were saying so. I refused to give up. Defeat is not in my vocabulary.”
Instead of giving up he focused and turned an apocalyptic situation into great success. He is noted in The Guinness Book of Records as having the biggest financial turnaround in history.
That’s not proof that he can do that for America, but it gives us more than the blind faith that Schwimmer accuses supporters as having.
Copyright 2016 by J J Dewey