One thing I have not heard anyone talk about this election season is how Donald Trump’s corporations have filed bankruptcy 4 times. Everybody does realize that there is no reset button when you’re the President, right?
His businesses, like his political theories, are over the top, lavish and rarely successful. His ego makes him believe that he can take someone else’s success and do it better. But it never works. Ever hear of Trump Airlines, Trump Vodka, or Trump Mortgage? Me either.
Just a short list of his egotistical failures.
On Trump Mortgage, Trump said “Who knows more about financing than me?” Apparently the question should have been “who knows less about financing than me?” because his mortgage company lasted about a year and a half before being shut down.
When he decided that he would take over the vodka market from his friends at Grey Goose, Trump predicted that the T&T (Trump and Tonic) would become the most requested drink in America. The sad thing is, he really believes his egotistical dreams. I’m a vodka drinker and never knew this existed. That should tell you something. Hell, even Diddy could make a vodka company work.
In 1988, Trump purchased Eastern Air Shuttle, a successful no-fuss airline (the Southwest of its time) that offered flights between Boston, New York and Washington D.C. Of course, the Donald had to put his lavish touches on the business, adding maple floors and gold fixtures to the planes. Within a couple of years, the airline was taken over by his creditors because shockingly enough, his over the top ideas were a bust.
Trump lives in his own egotistical world. All he cares about is his ego being stroked and his name being on everything. Unfortunately, putting his name on things more times than not puts an end to them.
Being able to over-leverage yourself and “build” a business does not make you a successful business man. Trump has never successfully built a business. He purchases businesses and he starts businesses, but they never succeed.
If we are dumb enough to elect him President, he will try to run our country like one of his businesses and we’ll all pay the price. At best, he will set us back decades and then run back to his penthouse at Trump Towers and live happily ever after. But unfortunately I don’t think that will be the outcome.
I fear instead that his ego and hair brain ideas will get us involved in wars that our nation can ill afford right now. He will destroy any shred of a relationship we still have with China, Russia, or Middle Eastern nations with his bullying tactics.
Trump has a long list of failures as a leader. Let’s not add our country to his list.