The theme seems to be that Tump may not be worth $10,000,000,000, but perhaps only $7,000,000,000 or maybe only $500,000,000.
I have no idea what Trump would be worth in cold hard cash if he were to liquidate all his assets and pay off all his debt, but the man is doing very well. Better than most on the planet.
To be sure there are others wealthier, even some NYC real estate operators, but it is positively bizarre that columnists, who in many cases don't even own the condos they live in, are using the "real wealth" of Donald Trump as an attack point.
I am not a fan of Trump as a presidential candidate, but you can't knock his success in the business world.
I know a couple of Trump's attorneys, they tell me his operation is very, very impressive--though they tell me that the operations of the late Armand Hammer were much more impressive.
Which brings me to the latest hit piece on Trump out of Bloomberg, it includes this: "Trump’s iconic (but relatively modest) real estate portfolio."
Modest portfolio? Who exactly is the reporter comparing Trump's portfolio to? Can the reporter actually name 10 people on the planet that have real estate portfolios that are larger?
Again, there are people that are wealthier than Trump, but the man is doing very, very well for himself.
I mean the man has a fleet of aircraft!
He has a Boeing 757-200. He owns a Cessna Citation X corporate jet. And he also owns two Sikorsky S-76B helicopters.
And this is his wife:
I repeat the man is doing superbly in the game of life. I mean top of the heap superb. For columnists, who haven't even had their shoes shined in months and who spend time hoping to pick up some floozy in an NYC bar at 3:00 AM on a Saturday night, to be discussing from an attack position Trump's wealth and success is absurd.
Trump has no clue when it comes to basic economics or the nature of society, and he would be damn scary as president, but from a success perspective (measured in a certain way), he has made it. He is a very skilled and clever NYC street fighter. One of the best. The masses recognize this on a gut instinct level. The establishment is going to get nowhere with attacking Trump with the "Well, he might only be worth $500,000,000." approach.