Trump: I ran a great airline

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/trump-i-ran-a-great-airline/article2011471/

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    During a year and a half in the airline business, Donald Trump leveraged up too much, defaulted on his loans, fired the airline's president and then wouldn't make good on the president's contract.
    He also improved the property, won praise from the employees and made a little money. "It worked out well for me," Trump said in an interview with TheStreet. "I ran an airline for a couple of years and made a couple of bucks. The airline business is a tough business, [but] I did great with it."
     
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    Whatever you want to say (or not say) about Trump, he really is the master of self-publicity! Particularly if he follows the old adage "The only thing worse than being talked about is NOT being talked about".
     
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    "Speak of me well; speak of me badly; but do speak of me !" is his motto. :rolleyes:
     
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    I actually quite enjoyed the recent "Trump White House" joke. I have stayed at his hotel a few times on Central Park- and always get a laugh out of the inroom magazine- which has pictures of him with various celebrities and attractive young women- now that is shameless self promotion (not to mention the complimentary mineral water bottle in the fridge with a picture of Donald on it).
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    Hilarious! He really likes himself! A lot! :)
     
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    One of the worlds biggest media whores!! With all that money you'd think he would do something with that God-Awful hair!
     
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    At the recent dinner, he took a figurative haircut. I noticed that he was not laughing......I don't think that he is used to be made fun of......if he runs for president......the comedians will have a ball. :D
     
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    This has to be a nightly prayer for every comedian. They will never run out of material!
     
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    ....but it may not be the nightly prayer of many residents of the USA! ;)
     
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    Trump: I Sh1t Roses!
     
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    ....I think you mean it would be a daily nightmare for us U.S. residents!
     
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    Let the comedy roll and have some fun too!:)
     
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    If Ross Perot and Steve Forbes couldn't make it for President, I don't think the Donald is going to get very far.... Maybe a better slot for his TV reality show?
     
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    These days everything is possible, the media, the people, the known // unknowns? Who knows?? Stranger things have happened! Let's face it, many people are fed up with the usual, they want to be entertained!:)

    Often politics feels like a grand comedy show at times! Doesn't matter which country or continent!;)
     
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    The USA needs a lot more than an entertainer in 2012. Let's hope that the challenge is between Candidates with merit.
     
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    2013?:confused::confused: There is an election in 2013? News to me!

    Who would be on the ballot in that year? Palin? Sounds like the right year for her to run!:rolleyes:
     
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    Whoops! Big Typo on my part. Palin and Trump can run together on the 2013 ballot :) I corrected the error now. Thanks
     
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    Free publicity. ;)
     
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    Far more people have watched Obama joke about Trump than watched the Inauguration Speech of President Obama (6.7 million vs 4.6 million according to C-Span). Not bad Mr. Trump!
     
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    At least two recent US Presidents have been no less ridiculous than Donald Trump. Think bankrupt businesses that enriched the defaulting owner, think B movies, think sexual antics, think so many others. Italy certainly can produce a laugh,and there are countless other superb examples. The comedians will not go wanting whatever happens. Of course I am not a US resident, but I am a citizen. Sadly I cannot vote against a presidential candidate or anything else in the US.
     
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    ROFLMAO! Glenn Beck for VP! (he can be VP for either candidate AH!) Ziiiiiiiiiiiing!
     
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    No wonder it sounds like he is screaming, I would too if I had to pass that many thorns! :eek:
     

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