Before Donald Trump, there was never a president with such a long record of business dealings that have gone south. And that doesn’t mean to Mexico. Trump’s accumulated failures must have set a record for pure incompetence. But his psychotic narcissism makes him think that he’s some kind of business genius, never mind all of the evidence to the contrary.
This unique combination of blunder and bullheaded conceit has resulted in a president who has the blind lunacy to post the following tweet in all seriousness:
What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but if I were Boeing, I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name.
No product has suffered like this one. But again, what the hell do I know?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
So Trump’s advice to Boeing is to fix the problem that has caused two airliners to crash killing hundreds of people. Wow! I’ll bet Boeing never thought of that. Furthermore, Trump thinks it would be a good idea for the company to develop some “additional great features.” How does Trump think of these things? Nobody else could ever have imagined such a brilliant concept. These brainstorms are on a par with his plan to build a useless vanity wall along the southern border, and to give rich people tax cuts, ballooning the national debt by trillions of dollars.
As for Trump’s fabled expertise with business and branding, all we need to do is look at his collection of enterprises that he stamped his name onto that are all now defunct:
- Trump University
- Trump Steaks
- Trump Water
- Trump Air Shuttle
- Trump Vodka
- Trump Magazine
- Trump Taj Mahal (and three other casinos)
Trump’s steel trap mind has also noticed that no other company’s brand has ever suffered like Boeing is now. He must never have heard of Tylenol, or Enron, or BP’s Deepwater Horizon, or Martin Shkreli’s Turing Pharmaceuticals, or the Exxon-Valdez. But never mind all of that. Trump says that Boeing can just change the name of the jet that crashed and all will be well. And then he tacks on in closing “But again, what the hell do I know?” Ironically, that’s actually is a darn good question. Does anyone have an answer?
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