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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooty View Post
    The supply managed system was going to be phased out under the TPP until Trumped back out so Trump actually negotiated Canada down from total market access to 3.6%. It's hard to believe this guy couldn't make a go of running a casino.
    How dare you bring context into the discussion!

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    Say what you want about Trump and his deal making ability, but he is a billionaire and got elected the most powerful man on the planet. So there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newoldtech View Post
    Say what you want about Trump and his deal making ability, but he is a billionaire and got elected the most powerful man on the planet. So there.
    Proving once again that if you only believe in yourself, and inherit a fortune, anything is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooty View Post
    Proving once again that if you only believe in yourself, and inherit a fortune, anything is possible.
    Lots of people inherit a million or so, few of them turn it into Billions.

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    Anyone who makes their money in a casino, gets an asteric in my book. Dirty, dirty, dirty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by newoldtech View Post
    Lots of people inherit a million or so, few of them turn it into Billions.
    He almost matched the stock market and used bankruptcy. Certainly there are worse businessmen, but it isnít anything to fawn over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobie View Post
    Anyone who makes their money in a casino, gets an asteric in my book. Dirty, dirty, dirty...
    He actually didn't do too good with Casinos. He's mostly owned and dealt with some very high end New York real estate. And then branched his name brand all over the world. He's been up and down in his career, but to belittle a guy who's overall, obviously accomplished more than 99.9% of the population is just sour grapes at best. You may not like some of his policies or personal traits, but there is no doubt that by any objective metric he is very successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newoldtech View Post
    He actually didn't do too good with Casinos. He's mostly owned and dealt with some very high end New York real estate. And then branched his name brand all over the world. He's been up and down in his career, but to belittle a guy who's overall, obviously accomplished more than 99.9% of the population is just sour grapes at best. You may not like some of his policies or personal traits, but there is no doubt that by any objective metric he is very successful.
    Don’t disagree about his success. Just not a guy I’d care to be around, or want as me leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidadavis View Post
    He almost matched the stock market and used bankruptcy. Certainly there are worse businessmen, but it isn’t anything to fawn over.
    Hardly fawning, just acknowledging his obvious overall success in business and rising to the highest
    most powerful office in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newoldtech View Post
    Hardly fawning, just acknowledging his obvious overall success in business and rising to the highest
    most powerful office in the world.
    I think Iíve said it before but my take is that heís a below average traditional businessman, above average at marketing, but amazing at reality tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooty View Post
    The supply managed system was going to be phased out under the TPP until Trumped back out so Trump actually negotiated Canada down from total market access to 3.6%. It's hard to believe this guy couldn't make a go of running a casino.
    Cheers for the info Sooty. You always seam to know the finer details of a subject. Thanks.

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    He may have done decent in real estate and hawking his brand name.... but out of that realm...... the guy couldnt deal a ham sandwich.

    Heck... lets elect Oprah next time or that Kardashian gal.... well... Oprah...... she went from homeless to billionaire.

    On second thought ... that Kardashian gal might make a good president..... never know till we try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newoldtech View Post
    Lots of people inherit a million or so, few of them turn it into Billions.
    He didn't inherit a million or so he inherited a fortune plus a successful business.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobie View Post
    Anyone who makes their money in a casino, gets an asteric in my book. Dirty, dirty, dirty...
    He lost all of his money with the casinos. Look up Trump's business track record and then ask yourself if maybe that's why he won't release his tax returns.

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