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An Apprentice President?

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Andrew Bennett
English 1020
Dr. Miller
February 25, 2011
An Apprentice President?
It goes without saying that the man behind various multi-million dollar hotels, casinos, and golf resorts (not to mention other millions of dollars of other assets) has a bright future.   Listed number 143rd richest person in America and 450th richest person in the world by Forbes, Donald Trump has had his claim to fame through inherited wealth and business-savvy deals. On top of all this he can add actor/producer of his own television show to his resumé. But should “The Donald” attempt to add President to the list of ever-growing accolades?
      Please, Mr. Trump. Stick to your day job.
This debate sparked during the Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) when Donald J. Trump announced he was thinking about running for president. He justified this by saying, “The United States is becoming a whipping post for other countries.” He furthered that point by saying that we lack "quality leadership" and that "the U.S. is becoming the laughingstock of the world" (Trump). He doesn’t plan on raising taxes—he plans on increasing jobs, he assures lower gas prices, and he is going to increase the value of our currency (Trump). Sounds fantastic, right? These promises sound a lot like those made by every other politician that has ever entered the running for a public office; they are, in fact, hollow shells of promises surrounded by the charisma needed to sell these “promises” to unsuspecting victims—the citizens of the U.S.
      The effects of this Presidency could very well be the end of the United States as we know it. Although Donald J. Trump has been very influential—to say the least—in the real estate marketing, management, development, and sales game, his term serving as President will be quite lacking. Mr. Trump has little to no diplomacy skills to create and retain relationships with (as you can tell by his three wives and former employees). He also has no political...


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