Donald Trump is no doubt one of the most eccentric and seemingly egotistic politicians to ever join the American presidential race. Currently aged 69, Donald Trump exudes exceptional enthusiasm, even compared to his younger competitors. Although Donald Trump is deemed a loud-mouth by many, it would be ignorant to ignore his accomplishments over the years.
With a sharp business acumen, his casino business empire is said to have filed for bankruptcy more times than any other business in the United States, yet emerged stronger. With companies cutting ties with him and politicians trashing his awkward, boisterous political style soon after announcing his presidential bid, he started out as the underdog, garnering only about 4 percent support. This is according to statistics indicated by Bloomberg.
Currently, his support across America stands at about 37 percent. In the GOP race, the latest poll indicates that Donald Trump leads with approximately 27 percent support among Republicans, while Ted Cruz trailed with 22 percent, and Ben Carson 11 percent. This is according to CNN.
Just to get a picture of his ambition and hands-on approach, he once came up with a seemingly insurmountable strategy to salvage midtown Manhattan. According to Business Ghost, this was way before he was a reality TV star. The area was in a state of disrepair. The following is an excerpt from the site in relation to this.
Looking back at his history, Donald Trump started making great achievements while still at a young age. In his 20s, Trump is said to have negotiated a deal involving the city and banks concerning the railroad that transversed Grand Central. The deal as he saw it would bring about tax breaks, union deals, naming rights, and loan guarantees.
He managed to push it through the treacherous bureaucracies involving unions and City Hall, while at the same time handling the media. This was, in its own right, no small feat, and clearly needed a man of vision to see it through.
“The Grand Central Station area was depressed by day and deserted by night. Rents were falling, crime was rising, and it wasn’t a place tourists visited, at least not intentionally, anyway. The train station itself had just escaped the wrecking ball, thanks to the celebrity protesters who kept its vaulted ceiling from crashing to the ground.
“Today, the area thrives and the Grand Hyatt is a key destination for business and pleasure travelers alike. Outdoor cafes, Citibikes, and high-rent stores and offices complete the scene. And believe it or not, it’s all because of a very young, and talented, Donald Trump.”
Given the current circus involving him and major players in the media, he has successfully demonstrated the it is possible to win against the media in the public domain, and has in some instances managed to make them look like the bad guys. And although celebrities with significant influence such as Kim Kardashian have openly expressed their support for candidates such as Hillary Clinton and others, like Young Thug, openly discrediting him, he still has a considerable following with popular personalities such as Mike Tyson, Gary Busey, and Hulk Hogan.
Which goes to show that Donald Trump has been able to successfully cut across numerous demographics and push the limits into new frontiers despite the odds. A point which makes him a hard-to-beat candidate.
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