Real estate mogul Donald Trump launched a presidential exploratory committee on Wednesday, making it clear that the billionaire is serious about adding the White House to his vast portfolio of real estate and properties. Now there are ample arguments for why he should or shouldn’t run, but if you take foreign policy out of the picture, these are the 5 points that make Trump the man for the job when it comes to the Presidency.
I wasn’t satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement. – Donald Trump
1. Crystal Clear, No BS
You gotta give it to Donald Trump: he means what he says and he says what he means. While most politicians have a tendency to dodge questions, present diplomatic stances on critical issues and switch camps whenever political winds are changing, Donald Trump is one of the few who stand their grounds regardless of how much heat he gets for his opinions. In other words, He talks the talk and walks the walk. Donald Trump is not the kind of guy who makes promises, he’s the kind of guy who takes actions and show you accomplishments for you to judge. That’s the kind of US President you’d want!
In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish. – Donald Trump
2. Visionary Businessman and Leader
Donald Trump is first and foremost a savvy businessman. The man behind the multi-billion dollar real estate empire is truly the quintessential American hustler who built his fortune from the grounds up. Yes his father was a successful realtor, but what Donald did eclipses by far anything his father ever accomplished.The difference between Donald and his father is that, where one saw the potential to make millions and play in the second league, the other saw the potential of challenging the all-stars and building an empire. One saw small and the other saw big!
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. – Goethe
Donald’s flair for deals and successful ventures is unparalleled, starting with his monumental bets on Grand Hyatt and the Wollman Rink back in his early days. You don’t go from a small time real estate investor to a billionaire global mogul without having the guts and the vision necessary to pull through recessions, failures and near bankruptcy. Donald Trump had his eyes on conquering the world from day 1, and he never swayed away from his path. That’s the kind of president you’d want leading the nation: determined, visionary and a true leader. Greatness is not circumstantial, you either have it or you don’t.
“I am the only one who can make America truly great again.” – Donald Trump
3. Understands Crises
One of the highlights of Donald Trump’s life is his near bankruptcy in 1989. With a full swing recession and his property development projects going down the drain, Donald Trump went broke and had to renegotiate and restructure his debts that were running in the millions. But guess what? He managed to make it through and save his business all while repaying his creditors. He didn’t give up, he didn’t call it a day even when most would have done so. He knew that crises are temporary, and that standing your ground for long enough leads to a rebound. The USA is facing a crisis, an identity crisis. People no longer feel that this is the place of the great American Dream. Whether it is auto-manufacturing, technology or software, the US is no longer the front runner. Alibaba, Baidu, Xiaomi and others are just the beginning, and soon enough the Nasdaq and NYSE will have more Asian tech giants than American household names. Donald Trump knows how to go through hard times and understands how to build a brand that lasts beyond recessions and oil shocks. The US needs a major rebranding as an economic powerhouse, and “The Donald” is by far the most qualified person for the task.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. – Donald Trump
4. He Can Work With Republicans
The congress and senate are Republican for now and for the near future, and being a democrat in this political realm somewhat doesn’t help much with getting policy past your front desk. The US political system is divisive, true, perhaps even needed to maintain a balance and power-check on the various policy-makers and their respective parties, but when bi-partisnaship is not an option and the senate and congress are controlled by republicans, the only way to keep the country running is by having a Republican leader. Stalemate harms the US competitiveness and stance on the global scene, and near government shutdowns only highlight the US as a political joke. In these times where the president spends more days fighting legal actions from republicans over his executive orders than actually leading and getting policies adopted across the country, maybe having a republican president who can work with both the senate and the congress over legislation is more needed than ever. The US, like a corporation, needs to run and stay afloat. If a CEO is at odds with his entire staff, the wisest decision is to appoint a new executive, because you simply can’t fire all your employees.
5. He’s A Winner
Donald Trump is a winner, an aggressive one. If he sets his eyes on something, you bet your life he’s going to get it no matter what. He deals with more criticism every day than any other business leader, he faces ridicule and attacks, but one thing he never does is let that get under his skin. He’s tough, steady, or to be specific, presidential. A leader who cannot keep focused on his goals, a leader who easily strays away from his path because of people throwing rocks at him is not a leader in the first place. Winning is not easy, getting things done is not simple. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get your vision from blueprints to actual completion, and where Donald Trump came from, there is plenty of that.
When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough. – Donald Trump