Location: Shanghai, China
These days, there are at least a million people who loudly dislike Donald Trump.
They point to his long list of business failures.
They say that Trump would be a horrible president because of those failures.
Steve Jobs also had some notable failures.
He still managed to lead Apple on to create the smartphone, in spite of (and possibly because of) those failures.
Edison failed at least 1,000 times before getting the light-bulb to work.
The American economy itself has had some spectacular failures.
They call those failures recessions. We’ve had a few of those on the way to being the largest economy on earth.
America today is a country so rich that 99%* of the population is able to entertain themselves on their smartphone, while basking under the glow of light-bulbs, and debate whether or not Trump can #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
In conclusion, you are free to dislike Trump.
You are free to dislike a guy from Queens who turned a million dollar loan, after a long list of business failures, into what today is at least 2 billion dollars.
You are free to dislike him for his comments.
Or his stance on immigration.
Or his wild haircut, orange tan, and dyed blonde eyebrows.
However, people who use the “long list of failed businesses” argument to criticize a Trump presidency should try a better angle.
You’re on this website, so I know you’re not one of those people. Your belief system about success and failure is deeper than that.
Unless, of course, you have no failures of your own. And you are within the national (America) top 1% of wealth, recognition, and accomplishment.
If that’s the case, then by all means, criticize him for having taken risks that sometimes resulted in failure.
For everyone else: When it comes to Trump and failure, it’s best to watch and learn.
A good place to start might be here.
Next, you could look here.
After that, maybe attack him from another angle, if you want to. You’ll be better for it.
*Number for entertainment purposes only.