July 19, 2015 2:00 pm -


Andrew Husband at Mediaite notes that The Donald’s own principles (if he has any) are being violated in his so-called presidential campaign.

Among the many promotional quotes Donald Trump provided for his 1987 co-authored book, Trump: The Art of the Deal, the one that sticks out the most has to do with planning for the worst. The real estate mogul notes that he “always go into a deal anticipating the worst.” His reasoning is, “if you can live with the worst, the good will always take care of itself.”

Too bad he didn’t follow his own advice before he decided to attack Arizona Sen. John McCain‘s status as a military veteran and former prisoner during the Vietnam War. It didn’t seem to help in his followup press release and Twitter barrage, neither of which included the apology so many have demanded.

Upon closer inspection, however, Trump isn’t just ignoring his own advice — he’s doing the exact opposite. Instead of “anticipating the worst” in everything he’s done or said on the campaign trail, Trump as “assumed the best.” That is, the 2016 GOP presidential hopeful has operated in a manner that believes itself justified by his generally high poll numbers and subsequently assumed massive following. And the best evidence for this attitude (aside from the obvious) frequently occurs in his press releases.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.