Donald Trump, who has a history of puffery dating back decades as a mogul of what turned out to become bankrupt casino’s and also many failed real estate deals, is a supposed billionaire, although both Forbes and Vanity Fair have seriously questioned how much money Trump really has, and wonder if, in part, that’s why he refuses to release his taxes.
But according to Jake Novak, a former CNBC producer, and political analyst, the one thing Trump has going for him, Why Trump’s poll numbers are defying the impeachment Mess is Trump’s deep distrust of government and the status quo.
As a consequence, Trump will gut environmental policies and encourage coal, one of the dirtiest energy sources, because the effects are immediate, not 10, 20, or 30 years ago.
So, whether you like or hate his immigration policies, his proposals to build an unclimbable wall between Mexico and the US or the trade wars with China, Trump’s instincts, where are to act now, rather than layout better though plans to be implemented in three years, is the hallmark of his popularity. People don’t want to wait for change.
David Urban, a commentator for CNN, echoed that sentiment in an article for Trib Live, at Trump’s PA popularity, is no accident argues the profound effect Trump’s policies have had on the Pennslyvania economy, outweigh all the negatives. And David Urban has a genuine point.
Authenticity and thick skin
Writing in Forbes about Trump’s Strengths and Weaknesses, writer Sally Percy notes that in a world where most people are inauthentic, there is rarely any guessing with Trump about what he thinks. Polarizing as that may be, many people find that to be Trump’s greatest strength.
Putting the nation first
Trump full believes that America should stand head and shoulders above every other country in everything from trade to the military. This vision has ruffled many people, not only in this country but world leaders throughout the world who believe in a more collaborative approach.
Does this mean Trump is right all the time? No, and it’s doubtful whether Trump believes it either. But Trump has a “Shoot for the Stars” and you just might “hit the moon approach to leadership. Not only do enough people share that vision, but this same approach has often worked for other business magnates in other fields.
Be the center of attention
Trump has also learned from many successful business leaders such as the late Steve Jobs, that taking credit for everything does pay off. Though others may collaborate, he realizes in the age of 30-second news stories, the desired output is to quickly lay out the winners and the losers in any issue. Trump wants above all to be seen as a winner.
Trump believes in himself so others will too
Trump is continually harping on how strong and intelligent he is, and people, way back as far as Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin have been drawn to such power. Whether it makes sense or not, Trump honestly believes if he is strong enough, nothing he does, or says will matter. We’ll see in the future how valid that philosophy continues to be