The talk of Donald Trump running for president is nothing new. It seems that every four years, rumors swirl and Trump publicly flirts with the idea. After appearing on The View this week, he even attacked President Obama, saying that he could unseat him if he wanted to. He snidely said that there was something fishy with Obama’s birth certificate saying that the President must have something to hide. While his rant was ridiculous as Whoopi Goldberg tried her best to set him straight, there are still, believe it or not, quite a few people who say they would get behind a Trump ticket. What would that mean to parents?
Trump is pro-life and against gay marriage which most modern parents would agree is about 10 steps back in progress from where we are now. If ever elected President, his collection of troubled marriages might concern the very people who would back him and the claim to support family values.
As Barbara Walters politely pointed out “You’ve had three marriages, two sort of uncomfortable divorces. Do you think that … would bother anybody?”
“I think the country is doing so badly they want somebody that’s going to help it,” replied Trump. “I think the country [has] never been in a position like it is right now. If I run and win and get the nomination, I definitely think I could beat Obama.”
Trump knows a lot about being in a financial deficit having gone bankrupt in the early 90s. To his credit, he did manage to revive his career and capital. But running a country is just a little different than running a company.
To me, he’s just not presidential material, from his unapologetic over-the-top self promotion to catchphrase “You’re fired.” I couldn’t imagine teaching my kids to revere the President of our country if the President was “The Donald”.
What do you think? Would “The Donald” ever have a chance?