In the recent Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people, Trump’s name slid a long way down from where it once was. While some gloated over that, others stepped up to defend him.
This is one of those situations where the ‘why’ matters.
Trump’s wealth slipped in a period of history where, for reasons of legality and conflict of interest, he had to step away from the handling of his own sizeable financial empire.
(He was avoiding exactly the sort of conflict which an ethical press, if one existed in America, would be demanding answers for concerning Hunter Biden, Mr. Bobulinski, Joe Biden, and their relationship, both then and now, with the CCP.)
We have seen a long history of political bigwigs who have leveraged high office into fat bank accounts through sometimes dubious circumstances.
Trump was different. He LOST a good chunk of his wealth.
And far be it an occasion to mock him, the reason he lost money shows him to be an honorable person, not because he was some sort of an inept businessman.
Donald Trump became president not to make money, but to do his best to preserve the great things about this nation for future generations. He put America first. I’ve never seen anyone work harder. Thank you President Trump for your service to this nation.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) April 9, 2021
By way of contrast, you could look at Trump’s predecessor who seems to be doing pretty well for himself, judging by his new home in Martha’s Vineyard, among his other newfound wealth. Or Trump’s 2016 opponent who blatently used the office to enrich herself.
Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday. — NewYork
Or even Pelosi who crafted a new ‘infrastructure’ bill that will greatly benefit electric vehicles just a couple of months after her husband loads up on a million dollars’ worth of Tesla stock.
You can float a lot of theories for what makes Trump tick, but to say he did this for the money? That’s straight-up ridiculous. He didn’t even keep the money he was entitled to take in salary.
Maybe he really WAS motivated by making America great again and leaving it as a country in which his kids and grandkids and their kids after them could still enjoy the sort of American dream that makes America the beacon of freedom where people from all over the world seek to make their fresh start in life.
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