Opinion | Trump’s businesses are faltering. That’s good news.

Opinion: Trump’s businesses are faltering. That’s good news.

16.5.2019

Opinion: Trump’s businesses are faltering. That’s good news.

Maybe we can kill the myth that we need more businesspeople in politics.

At Doral, which Trump has listed in federal disclosures as his biggest moneymaker hotel, room rates, banquets, golf and overall revenue were all down since 2015. In two years, the resort’s net operating income — a key figure, representing the amount left over after expenses are paid — had fallen by 69 percent.

No kidding. And that’s hardly the only recent story suggesting that Trump’s image as a master businessman might not have been completely accurate:

In fact, the Trump Organization is a minor player at best in the resort/hotel business. They have a couple dozen properties, while leading companies such as InterContinental and Marriott number theirs in the thousands.

On one hand, one might argue that it leaves intact one of the most pernicious myths in politics and one of my oldest pet peeves, that all we need to fix our problems is to elect candidates who are not politicians but business leaders, so they can use their can-do attitudes, common sense and business savvy to do all the things politicians can’t. To believe it you have to think that politics requires no specialized knowledge and that political problems are actually easy to solve, which is utterly false.

At the very least, one would hope that the Trump disaster will hang over any aspiring politician who comes along and says, “What we need in Washington isn’t more politicians, it’s more businesspeople like me.” If that nonsense is greeted with, “Oh yeah? What about Trump? He said we should elect him because he was rich and successful, and look what happened,” then there may be some good that comes out of this dark time.

The Post’s View: What is Trump hiding in the rest of his tax forms?

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Well, at least no more FAILURES and LOSERS from business. Your newspaper is faltering. That’s good news. Just another tax deduction His businesses have always faltered. Still richer than the author You're sadistic, to be happy that someone else has troubles JeffHaspel How can we be sure? He plays this game to cheat US out of tax money. He deserves to lose everything.

BillionDollarLoser Opinion: Celebrating the failure of someone else is a huge weakness. MediaIsTheEnemy Hoping you will too!

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Everything realDonaldTrump touches turns to 💩. Now he’s ruining our Republic. If he had just put his inheritance into an index fund and kept his fat pie hole shut, he would be richer and the world would be a better place. realDonaldTrump Again your businesses are failing just like your presidency. It won't be long now before we are rid of you.

Great! Let's see some more Karma. Fact: Most of Trump’s businesses fail; Trump Steaks, Trump Ties, Trump University, Trump Casinos, Trump Airline. Opinion: He doesn’t care. He is grifting the US taxpayers & making $$ at Mar-a-lago, & grifting campaign donors by spending their $ at his properties. ForQ2 AND AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PAY FOR THIS CROOK FAILING BUSINESS !! He will pass his loses to the tax payers !! WE ARE PAYING FOR THIS CRIMINAL LIFESTYLES!!

Business isn't all sunshines and rainbows. Besides it is pathetic to see a journalist enjoy such a thing, when risk takers are essential. Without risk takers creating companies we wouldn't have had many products (like this very platform) and, as a consequence, many jobs. Well you can’t expect to keep doing people wrong and getting bye. But crooks always find a way to get money from the lost.

ForQ2 HOW IN EARTH WANT TO BE AFFILIATED WITH A CRIMINAL !! A CROOK , A LIAR ,A SEXUAL PREDATOR , A TRAITOR , A FRAUD !! SHIT MIDAS IS TOXIC !! IT WILL BE A GOOD FOR YOU IF U HAVE NO SHAME AND YOU BUSINESS IS FOUDED BY DUTY, BLOOD MONEY OF CRIMINAL MONEY !! TRUMP IS MAFIA MONEY CNN Trump chose to help his country. That's the GREAT news.😊

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At this point you people would be perfectly fine if the economy would go to shit and everyone's 401K vanished if it ment Trump didn't get reelected. And you think Trump is dangerous. You people are 10 times worse. In your dreams. Report the truth for a change. Instead of Trump, you should have elected a businessman.

No one cares... Stay on the economy, healthcare, income inequality, immigration reform and foreign policy. These anti-Trump termites are getting stale. The NYTimes is failing and so's the WP. That's GREAT NEWS? How quaint. I'm fairly certain it was TheAtlantic that ran a piece some time ago that realDonaldTrump would have been richer if he had just left Daddy's money in the bank.

The faltering of his business will likely be another reason for the failure of some of the nuisance style lawsuits based on emoluments provisions or even as issue as to the tax return issue being moot. Today's financial disclosure documents should be all that's necessary He’s rich enough and will never need money again 😂

You guys are such babies. America won't be far behind, since tariffs, election interference, waging wars in & out of America & FAKE TAX CUT digs in deeper into pockets of Americans who will pay the price for this FAILING presidency, enabled by a stymied GOP who made their bed, now forced to lie in it!

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Opinion: WaPo is failing. That’s good news You’re just horrible people who always say he is too. You don’t see the irony. Fact: Trump’s businesses have been faltering since the beginning. How's that’s good news? Per usual, nothing new here No it’s not, it will make him more desperate & he will take more money from the government & bankrupt this country like he did his businesses; remember his administration issues the numbers about how well we are doing

Why would anyone applaud failure? Not exactly unusual news, though. His businesses have been failing for decades. Great!!! Maybe the Govt will bail him out.. America: sticking it to the rich!

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JOURNALISM 😸👍 Maybe he’ll need some $ from Russia CORRECTION: Trump is NOT a 'businessman', he is a conman, nothing more or less. Yeah I guess all the happy horsesh-t about the presidency helping his businesses is probably just dem anti trump blather after all 🙄 i know this is opinion, but damn WP Sounds awfully vindictive.

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