The One of a Kind--Donald Trump

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.


Gregory S. McNeill Added Oct 11, 2017 - 8:57pm
Trump is a liar and a racist. Trump has had a history of filing for bankruptcy and for cheating his workers. That is a fact and New Yorkers and I am a native New Yorker have known about Trump for years! Trump is already one of our worst Presidents. 
Jeffrey Kelly Added Oct 11, 2017 - 9:15pm
"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."
This is why he doesn't fear war, like any good soldier.
This is why he looks like a rank amateur.  
This is why he acts so unpresidential and interferes with social issues outside his purview.
Family?  Which family?  Is it a family value to cheat on your wives and divorce them for the newest model of trophy wife?
Look, Don, I get it.  He's the Great White Hope, sent by God to turn the clock back to the 1950's.  A time when women didn't object too loudly over their vaginas being grabbed, when the USA reigned supreme and black and brown people knew their place.
But, come on, Don.  We have an amateur learning on the job, in a job that doesn't suffer amateurs.  Businessmen can bluster but sovereign nations question your sanity when you tweet like a jilted prom queen.  
Seriously, the man frightens me, he chose the demagogue's route to power by tapping into the ugly sewage that bubbles under American society.  As a good Christian man doesn't that bother you, all I said, just a little?
B.E. Ladin Added Oct 11, 2017 - 11:22pm
Thank you for putting the idealogue into tangible perspective.  While truy mystifying, it certainly sheds a red light.
Flying Junior Added Oct 12, 2017 - 2:33am
You sound like an Italian lady who was in love with Mussolini in the 1920s.
William Stockton Added Oct 12, 2017 - 8:55am
I agree Don.  This election marks the first time, possibly since the inception of the USA had people elected an individual to POTUS rather than a corporation (Dems vs Repubs).
wsucram15 Added Oct 12, 2017 - 9:43am
Don..ok, lets talk.
Trump is a white collar man, not blue collar.  He was born into wealth and to some degree criminal wealth at that.
Now onto this empire, Donald Trump is a genius at marketing.  I will grant you that, he is wonderful at branding.  None of his projects is sustainable. None.  He owes an enormous amount of money on the ground lease he owns or percentage stake he owns in properties.  The percentages range from 2-30%, except for his own residence or ground leases which expire at various times.  His only free and clear property, that is published, is his home in Trump Tower which has a $90m value.
His actual value is unknown, it is accrued value at this point and not something he built, since he was not as successful as he wanted after a point in doing the building thing.  He lived for a time off his Dad, his estate, and loans from brothers and sisters.  He lent his name to investors, by branding and licensing.  He is a marketing WHITE COLLAR guy.
Anyone that lived in New York could tell you about Trump. I only spent my summers there and I can tell you about things I remember from the 70s and 80s about him.  Hes not a nice guy or a blue collar guy that worked his way up.
I dont care to take away your feelings about your guy..just dont insult others who feel differently...MAYBE they just have different experiences with the President than you.
Stone-Eater Added Oct 12, 2017 - 12:02pm
Trump is an establishment whore. Clinton was an establishment whore. The next one will be an establishment whore.
Macron is an estab......
Merkel is an esta....
Rajoy is an est...
Porochenko is an es....
So what.
Stone-Eater Added Oct 12, 2017 - 12:04pm
ALL of them are in the same club. How long do you want to stay stupid ? LOL
wsucram15 Added Oct 12, 2017 - 2:08pm're correct.
Stone-Eater Added Oct 12, 2017 - 5:20pm
No other choice, ain't there ? Now you can use the NRA allowed weapons for a good cause.
But they know you won't do it. You prefer to do follow the hate propaganda by the media instead of going against your "influencers" LOL
Wake up ! We need too in Europe, in Africa and in Asia. Before we have a world-spanning corporate "government".
....sorry, gotta snapchat and whatsapp with a friend...huh, what dya mean, like, uh, what's the idea, hey, bro, gotta do stuff, like, some you know get some bread and such, ya.

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