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Donald Trump would have to give up his day job if he were somehow elected president of the U.S. However, it is unclear what Trump does for a living. He uses the title, real estate mogul and sometimes he is simply referred to as a business person. The Republican candidate, Donald Trump, is a buffoon and a bully, which he clearly demonstrates these traits in daily headlines. He often refers to himself as, “The Donald,” and resorts to name calling, as well as insults when he is feeling threatened. He appears to believe himself to be the underdog regularly. Which may be why he is so good at consistently cutting down his opponents. Trump states, “When I look at myself in the first grade, and I look at myself now, I’m the same.” He is described as a brooding cynic. The Republican candidate once confided, he did not believe he would live to be forty and that he would never marry.
During the CNN Republican debate on Sept. 16, 2015, the moderator asked the candidates what they would want their secret service codename to be if elected, Trump said, “Humble.” This statement comes from a man who believes his personal brand is worth more money than his true financial value. To date, this presidential candidate has yet to make any definite statements about what his policies would be if elected. He does, however, state foreign government officials would deal with him when he becomes the White House resident because he has holdings in their banks.
On Sept. 27, 2015, Trump was interviewed by Scott Pelley on CBS’ 60 Minutes. The program’s filming took place in the Republican presidential candidate’s penthouse, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. During the interview, The Donald spoke in cryptic terms about his tax plan, immigration reform, and the North American Trade Agreement. He flip-flopped when talking about how he thinks ISIS should be handled.
Everytime Pelley confronted an issue, Trump either spoke over or interrupted the interviewer. For example, here is a question and answer series:
- Pelley: People are wondering if Trump wants to be president. He quoted the candidate’s statement from the previous day, “If the presidency doesn’t work out I’ll go back to my business.”
- Trump: Responded that was true.
- Pelley: “Do you intend (he was interrupted) -“
- Trump: “I mean, that’s true. I can’t guarantee that -“
- Pelley: (finishing his previous question) “to be president, or not?”
- Trump; “Totally. But that’s true. I always like to have a downside.”
He continues to say that he loves his business and “doesn’t want to do this.” He explains he felt he had to run for office because the U.S. is “going to hell.” Does that mean he does not want to be president? Based on their exchange, during the interview, one might deduce even he is not so certain what his intent is. Imagine watching the entire interview; how exhausting. How is it possible that this man is still a contender? What will this buffoonish Republican candidate do about his day job if he were to become President Donald Trump?
According to a new CNN/ORC poll, taken from Sept. 4-8, 2015, Trump has risen above the other Republican candidates in the war for ratings. He now has a 32 percent approval rating among Republican voters. His closest contender is Ben Carson, who holds 19 percent of the Republican voters in awe. He and Trump are both non-politicians and former Democrats.
Mashable reports a new Trump biography was released on Sept. 22, 2105. The title is, Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, by Michael D’Antonio. Amazon is currently selling the book for $82.70 in the hardback version.
The book has 400 pages of text and Mashable, pre-read the biography and created an 18-point summary. Trump’s original family name and ancestry are German, not Swedish. Even though the presidential candidate claims to be a self-made man, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Name-calling and insults have been a part of who The Donald is since he was a young boy.
His football and baseball coach, Theodore Dobias, says Trump was a real pain in the [expletive], always conniving, and would do anything to be the winner. This need to win is ongoing and according to his childhood coach, Trump has a childish need to be right at all costs and that makes him a contemptuous opponent. For example, his nasty remarks about anyone he thinks is in his way, especially, all of his fellow candidates and news people who refuse to stroke his massive ego. Even his boasting about his wealth is buffoonery.
Trump claims to be worth much more than he is willing to prove. When pushed to prove his outrageous claims, Trump only produced data that stated his taxable income to be about $2,200 per week. Mashable says, “Trump’s lies are truly pathological.” He is a 69-year-old juvenile delinquent. Even if Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, were sane, sensible and managed to keep his buffoon-type actions quiet, his day job would have to go during his tenure in the White House. It is hard to imagine someone whose insecurity and immaturity causes him to micro-manage everything in his life. In order to give up his day job, he would have to trust someone else to run his businesses, and he has shown time and again he does not trust anyone.
Opinion by Cathy Milne
CBS News; Trump gets down to business on 60 Minutes
Mashable: We read the hot new 400-page Trump biography, so you don’t have to
CNN: Poll: Donald Trump surges to 32% support
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