“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” —Plato
Mr. Donald Trump spent 5 years at the New York Military Academy. He was sent there by his father to learn character and leadership development, ethics and discipline, tenacity, grit, and perseverance and academic excellence. NYMA is famous for developing young leaders who are inspired, engaged, and ready to learn. The truth is that America’s military prep schools carry on a proud tradition of academic and personal excellence which has withstood the assaults of negative media attention and changing fashions in education.
Five years of military discipline sticks with people. The idea of duty, honor, country becomes ingrained. Those five years are the core of Donald Trump’s training. Peter Ticktin, Trump’s classmate from 50 years ago, tells how everyone liked Donald Trump and what a terrific young man he was even back then.
The Reality from Roger Stone
Donald Trump knows Wall Street will play both sides – why shouldn’t he take their money to beat Hillary?
They are going to find out you can’t co-opt Donald Trump – he’s his own man with his own nationalist views. He can’t be bought. He can’t be bullied.
No one cons Donald Trump. He knows the elites, but knows their policies have destroyed the country.
He’s a master. He’s using them – they aren’t using him.
Trump needs $1B to beat Hillary. He’ll take their money, but he won’t change his views on America, sovereignty, trade, NATO, or his commitment to make hedge fund managers pay their fair share of taxes.
Many people do not understand him, or his actions, but wait long enough and everything becomes clear. As a pragmatist, this man is exceptionally clever and astute. Mr. Trump plays chess in everything he does, and is always several moves ahead of his opponents. He recently hired Paul Manafort to stop the stealing of delegates, and Paul is succeeding.
Trump Names Steven Mnuchin as National Campaign Finance Chair
The WSJ reported, “Facing a prospective tab of more than $1 billion to finance a general-election run for the White House, Donald Trump reversed course Wednesday and said he would actively raise money to ensure his campaign has the resources to compete with Hillary Clinton’s fundraising juggernaut.” “I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding,” the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview Wednesday. Mr. Trump, who had largely self-financed his successful primary run, added that he would create a “world-class finance organization.”
Interviewed by Bret Baer, Mr. Trump stated, “Mnuchin is one of the best fundraisers. I have hired him to raise money for the Republican party, not just me.”
According to Bloomberg, Mnuchin is a Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Dune Capital Management LP. He co-founded One West Bank Group LLC in 2004 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is a Founder of Dune Real Estate Partners LP. He was an Investment Professional of Soros Fund Management LLC.
Mnuchin spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Partner. According to Variety, Mnuchin built a $46 million fortune at Goldman before leaving the firm.
He serves as a Director on the Yale Development Board and is a member of the board of the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
Here is the full list of his major affiliations:
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
CIT Group Inc.
Soros Fund Management LLC
ESL Investments, Inc.
SFM Capital Management
Sears Holdings Corporation
Relativity Media, LLC
CIT Bank, National Association
OneWest Bank Group LLC
Dune Real Estate Partners LP
He plans to actively help the Republican Party and other GOP candidates with fundraising through events, direct-mail and online appeals, an aide said…
“Donald generated such broad-based support that we’re looking to tap into existing party members as well as the new people that have joined the party for him,” said Steven Mnuchin, CEO of Dune Capital Management LP.
Does the Soros/Sachs background bother me? I’m certainly not a fan of either, and believe both are extremely dangerous. Nevertheless, this man is the best in his field, and that’s what Trump always hires. He made that clear in his book, The Art of the Deal.
The Art of the Deal
Don’t believe that this hire of Mnuchin undercuts the “outsider” image. As stated above, Donald Trump is one smart cookie, and knows exactly what he’s doing.
In fact, in his book, Art of the Deal, he states,
“My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing to get what I’m after. Sometimes I settle for less than I sought, but in most cases I still end up with what I want.”
In Chapter one, Trump tells about how he hires the best.
“11:30am. Stephen Hyde calls. After I bought out Holiday Inns’ interest in the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City and took over the management in June, I hired Steve to run the facility. Steve had been working as a Vice President for Stephen A. Wynn at the Golden Nugget. Wynn is one of the best gaming guys around, and my philosophy is always to hire the best from the best. After a long-running negotiation, I offered Hyde a bigger job and more money, and he said yes. I think he liked the idea of working for me, and he didn’t mind leaving Steve Wynn.”
Later in the book, he again mentions Hyde.
When I asked people in town to name the best casino executives, Hyde was always at the top of the list. As soon as we met, I understood why. He had a lot of gaming experience, he was a very sharp guy and highly competitive, but most of all, he had a sense of how to manage to the bottom line……” He continues “No sooner had I hired Stephen than we turned around and hired away a dozen of the best people who’d worked for him over the years, including Paul Patay, the number one food-and-beverage man in Atlantic City.
I have a very simple rule when it comes to management: hire the best people from your competitors, pay them more than they were earning and give them bonuses and incentives based on their performance. That’s how you build a first-class operation.”
That is his philosophy, and what he very obviously is doing now.
Even Corey Lewandowski was hired away from the Koch Brothers. He servedas New Hampshire state director, followed by east coast regional director, and subsequently as national director of voter registration at the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity (AFP) — among the biggest of the dark money groups that do not disclose their donors.
Of course my avid readers know that I’ve exposed the Koch Brothers and AFP many times…talk about leftists in Republican drag!
Thing is, Trump’s philosophy stuck in my head. He hires the best, offers better positions and better money. I think it is telling that they all want to go to work for him.
Trump cannot be co-opted. After he gave his recent foreign policy speech in which he asserted, “We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.” The globalists were very alarmed, including CFR President Haass. Trump met with Haass back in March, but despite Trump telling MSNBC about his “respect” for Haass, the two had major disagreements. Paul Ryan and Lindsey Graham about lost it when they heard Trump’s speech. They told people that Donald doesn’t understand that we’re in a global economy. The hell he doesn’t understand! The reason these GOP establishment traitors hate him is because Trump hates what this whole globalist agenda has done to our country.
Trump is a businessman and he will do everything he can to hire the best, even when they come from what we consider, “the other side.” Trump is using them; they’re not using him. Trump is going to take the Wall Street money, but if the boys on Wall Street think they’re buying anything, they don’t understand Donald Trump. He is not a guy you can buy, so hedge fund managers are going to pay a higher tax rate!
Wait and watch…because Trump is the best at what he does!