Those who have read this blog know my opinion of Donald Trump. What you may not know, however, is that early on, I thought Mr. Trump might not be able to hurt us too much if he did become President. After all, outwardly he appears to be a successful business man who, by his own admission has built a great company. Successful business people tend to put highly qualified, competent people in key positions and I guess I thought the same would be true if he were elected. Now, however I am not so sure.
I have watched carefully who Mr. Trump surrounds himself with and for the most part, I am underwhelmed. Steve Bannon, Roger Ailes and Chris Christie are a veritable rogues gallery of individuals I want nowhere near the seat of power in this country. Furthermore, many of the issues that have come up in the course of the campaign such as the donation to the Florida attorney general Pam Bondi and the donation to certain groups from the Trump Foundation, for charity but for the purpose of settling lawsuits have been explained as “book keeping” errors or mistaken checks written out of the wrong accounts, etc. Now these discrepancies make me wonder. Is Trump a liar or does he hire incompetent people. Which ever is the answer to that question does not bode well for his chances to prevail in this election. I don’t care how much money you are worth, if someone I hired wrote a $100,000 check out of the wrong bank account, or sent a $25,000 check to the wrong organization, that would reflect badly on me. So I ask you good readers, on what basis exactly should I oppose Trump’s candidacy?