It made for intriguing conversation at first, but now I’m getting thoroughly tired of all this talk about Donald Trump.
We must give Trump credit where credit is due: he is a shrewd businessman and success story. Despite nearly going bankrupt after his disastrous financing of the Taj Mahal casino, he picked himself up, dusted himself off and rebounded to greater heights in the business world. But can we ignore the fact that other people paid the price and got screwed when Trump filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy? The creditors he messed with during his fluctuations in wealth accrual — how’d that work out for them?
It amazes me that there are members of the American electorate who are prepared to support Trump. It proves that if you strike a chord on just one issue, in Trump’s case, it’s the Obama birth certificate controversy, you will attract a salivating crowd of lapdogs. Now it’s cool that Trump has been hounding Obama on the subject of the whereabouts of his birth and what his certificate really says about him. I do not understand why the president won’t simply put the issue to rest, unless he’s just incredibly stubborn. Gee, do you think? Or, there’s real cause for concern on his part about the information his birth certificate contains.
But does this issue alone justify Trump’s pursuit of the Oval Office? Hardly. Think about it: Is Trump the sort of man who can compromise? Trump will find that he cannot bully and bluster his way through the executive branch. When it comes to the Congress, Trump will meet his match. He cannot just yell “You’re fired!” at John Boehner. (Though, if he did, it would be worth sticking around to see if Boehner started crying.)
Trump has ignored all concerns from the locals of Menie, Scotland with regard to his construction of a golf course there. Though Trump did testify at a Scottish government planning inquiry, the issue of family evictions remains a threat, yet Trump won’t back down. God only knows what deals he struck with Scotland’s government, but the release of Libyan bomber Ali al-Megrahi proves they are easily manipulated. So there you have it: Trump, who doesn’t need any more cash or can look elsewhere for it, has railroaded his project through a small community in a foreign country. What a hero. This alone speaks volumes about his penchant for foreign policy.
Grab all the oil in Iraq? Launch a trade war with China? Dude, seriously?
Trump has a capricious history with regard to what politicians he has supported and to whose campaigns he has contributed large sums of cash. If Trump is anti-foreign aid and checks the conservative box for most social issues, then why did he contribute to the likes of Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Anthony Weiner and Tom Daschle? If Obama is the product of dissatisfaction with Bush, then how does Trump justify his own condemnations of Dubya? He wants to call Obama the worst president ever, but he previously reserved that moniker for Bush. What gives? Is this man capable of making his mind up about about anything in politics?
Furthermore, how do we know this isn’t all one huge ego-trip and promotion for his show The Apprentice? If Sarah Palin has discredited herself with her own reality show and lapping up the media spotlight, can the same thing not be said for Trump? We don’t need celebrities such that Palin and Trump have become. I know the argument about looking outside the system for presidential material, but this is ridiculous. We need serious and level-headed people who know the system like Chris Christie, Alan West, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, et al.