There has been so much hatred directed at Donald Trump lately by what are obviously coordinated “cut and paste” efforts taken from Internet propaganda sites to smear him, trying to paint him as xenophobic, fascist, sexist, bigoted, con man, womanizer – you name it.
I feel compelled to counter some of these vicious attacks. I want to make it clear that this is not an endorsement of Donald Trump in any way, however there are always two sides to every story.
A lot of people believe that Donald Trump’s success was primarily owed to his “daddy’s money.” Nonsense! Anyone who has ever owned a business knows that it takes a lot more than money to run a business.
His father, Fred, started his first business – a very successful market called Trump Market in Woodhaven, coincidentally my childhood hometown. Fred Trump could easily be the poster person for the American Dream.
Yes, his father left him a significant inheritance which certainly helped him succeed in his business ventures, but so what?
Political propagandists want naive people to think of Donald Trump as a crude braggart and blowhard. He may not always speak eloquently, which I am sure he can do when the occasion demands it, but he has a genuinely honest style. New Yorkers generally say what they mean and mean what they say.
Political propagandists want naive people to believe that he is racist, sexist and anti-immigrant. More nonsense! Business people are too busy to concern themselves with a person’s color, origin, sexual or any other preferences. Donald Trump didn’t build a diversified, multinational world-class organization by excluding people.
Political propagandists want naive people to see him as a Hitler clone. Adolph Hitler came from a modest Austrian family and aggressively rose to power through manipulative political maneuvering.
Donald Trump became a multinational builder of exclusive tangible properties through his ambition, hard work and determination to further his family's American Dream.
I could go on and on, but lastly political propagandists want naive people to paint him as a political bumpkin who understands business, but doesn’t know how the world of politics works. This is the biggest nonsense of all! I can assure you that Donald Trump learned from his dad at a very early age how to deal with politicians at all levels, both in the U.S. and internationally.
If any readers want to learn about Donald Trump’s world-class business empire unclouded by propaganda should visit www.trump.com It should be clear to anyone that Donald Trump is at least as qualified to be president than all 545 of the country's current “leaders” put together.
Lake View Terrace, CA