Donald Trump and his art of the deal

He is a showman not a statesman, he ridicules and insults people, he is forever contradicting himself by bending his comments to each particular audience and he never believes he his wrong. Is this what a President should be, for he would push America where he feels it should be and will not be bothered who will suffer the consequences be they be friend or foe.

A president does need to be strong, but needs to consider what the results of his actions will be, for if he fails can he create another country as can be done when one busuness fails and if you have the resources you can start another. Business and country are not interchangeable for when a country fails it fails and it may well take the world with it.

Phil Ebersole's Blog

Man is the most vicious of all animals, and life is a series of battles ending in victory or defeat.  You just can’t let people make a sucker out of you.
        ==Donald Trump, in a 1981 interview


What kind of a businessman is Donald Trump?  What does his business career reveal about what kind of a President he would be?

the-trumps-9780743210799_hrI read two biographies, THE TRUMPS: Three Generations That Built an Empire by Gwenda Blair (2000) and  NEVER ENOUGH: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success by Michael D’Antonio (2015), and some magazine articles to try to learn an answer.

Gwenda Blair’s book goes into Trump’s family background – his immigrant grandfather, Frederick Trump (originally Friedrich Drumpf), who operated saloons during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, and his father, Fred Trump, who built FHA-subsidized housing in Brooklyn.

Michael D’Antonio’s book brings his career down nearly…

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