He said he was a winner. He said, “Believe me, I’ll fix the problems and make us rich again.” He had bold ideas that were often considered to be taboo by the establishment. He pitched his successes in business as the core reason that he had what it took to be the strong leader they needed. “He” was Donald Trump and his pitch was to become the leader of an airline.
Running an airline is difficult. It takes hard work, brilliance, great decisions, and an understanding of the landscape in order to find success. Despite the challenges, it’s still much easier than running the United States and that should concern Americans based upon the extreme confidence that preceded utter failure by Donald Trump.
This is the story of a very rich man who decided to get into something with which he had no experience. He was determined to win by insulting his competitors, using his business success as the basis for the move, and by throwing out ideas that sounded great to the layman.