Nonsequitur: Can Trump Be Trusted?

August 10, 2015

During the 2015 Republican Debate, Donald Trump was asked if he could be trusted to handle the American economy, given that his companies have declared bankruptcy four times. Trump responded that he was very proud of his business record and “I have never gone bankrupt, by the way. I have never.”

In fact, he has. His personal worth has been protected. But four of his companies have declared Chapter 11. Voter’s probably shouldn’t care about his personal worth. But we should care a lot about how well he stewards the organizations he runs.

With no record of public service (unless you count donations to political campaigns including the Clintons), and with no specifics on how he will fix the government (“We can’t do anything right”), all we have to judge him by as a candidate is what he says. This is difficult with a candidate who relies mainly on hyperbole and name-calling. However, we can and should judge him by his own words.

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