A number of writers on WB seem to get all their ideas about President Trump from fake news or from his political enemies. They don’t get him. So this article is taken from two pundits who do get Trump–Dick Morris and Newt Gingrich. My article is distilled from Dick Morris’ review of Gingrich’s book Understanding Trump.
To begin, Gingrich contrasts Trump with other types of people with whom we are familiar. Trump is from New York, but he is from the working class borough of Queens. He grew up in a 2,000-square foot modest home, not a mansion. He came to Manhattan as so many have — a blue collar boy looking to move up.
He is a builder, not a white collar worker like a Romney who stays in air conditioned offices and play with computer models and spread sheets. Builders get their hands dirty on job sites.
He is an entrepreneur not an academic. Trump is not interested in theory. If it works, do it. If not, junk it. He is a pragmatist, not an ideologue.
Above all, he is first a father. The Donald has built an empire, but he has also raised an awesome family.
Trump doesn’t just understand the media, he masters it. “Trump gets it that honesty is what people want more than anything else. By letting it all hang out in his tweets, he puts his views on the line. Nobody can accuse him of posturing or posing. Even the warts he reveals go to demonstrate his authenticity.”
He dreams big and achieves big. Donald Trump, Newt says, is the first person to be elected president without some public office or military rank in his background. And, he predicts, the Donald may become one of our greatest presidents.