Over the past few months, Donald Trump boasted that he was a great businessman because he built great companies and as president he would be the greatest job creator this country has seen.
He also said that George Bush did not keep the country safe since 9/11 happened on his watch. Since many people are supporting Trump's presidential candidacy, let's examine these statements.
In regard to his ability to be a great job creator, Trump was the majority owner and CEO of four companies (Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Castle Associates, Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts, Trump Entertainment Resorts) that filed for bankruptcy over an 18-year period. The bankruptcies had major negative impacts on thousands of employees and investors.
He noted that the bankruptcies were legal, which they were. However, due to his mismanagement, he lost control of these companies while walking away with his personal fortune intact while others lost their investments. Since he claims to be a great businessman, why did he have to file for bankruptcy of these companies?
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Using his methodology in blaming George Bush for 9/11, it was on his watch that he failed to save these companies from bankruptcy. This means as a businessman and CEO he was a failure in managing these companies.
Why are his supporters not researching his background? Is it because he says things that they want to say but don't have the platform to be heard? Why are the other candidates not challenging his business venture failures?
Trump said he is a conservative, but many of his positions and views are more liberal in content. Is this the guy you want to manage this country and its resources based on what he said or his past actions? People should base their support on facts, not emotions.
John T. George