Liberty Nation’s Sarah Cowgill embarks in this three-part series to examine not only how Donald J. Trump became President of the United States, but also why. And what was it in his background that gave him the skills, personality, and drive to achieve what just 43 other people have managed? You can catch up with part 1 here.
In a deep dive, we’ve uncovered trends, character traits, and interesting people orbiting Trump’s microcosm; those who have helped shape our Commander in Chief.
When Trump takes center stage, he dwarfs all in relative proximity. It isn’t that his stature, coiffed blond hair and easy-going demeanor are deflective. On the contrary, his charming, charismatic presence attracts people of all ilk. It’s the reason Donald J. Trump almost always succeeds – in business, politics, love, and life in general.
Liberals, still reeling from their catastrophic loss in 2016, have attempted to derail a sitting, duly elected president by any way possible. They have vilified his children, attacked his immigrant wife for her accent, mocked his rambling speaking style, called for his assignation, and, sickeningly, the list goes on and on. Yet they are failing miserably on all fronts. Recent tools have been the DACA showdown featuring those underprivileged pawns for the left, as well as the oft-touted and bold-faced lie that the Oval Office is occupied by a misogynist who must be a demon extraordinaire in a Brioni suit, red tie, and pocket square.
A simple internet search would put that nonsense to bed if the media-indoctrinated sheeple were so inclined to educate their wooly little selves. But most conservatives have done their homework and possess the real intel.
Upheaval and Progress
Trump ascended the proverbial ladder as his own man in the late 1970s, shrugging off the aid of father Fred as he came into national focus. The world was watching as Soviet Russia invaded Afghanistan, Ayatollah Khomeini took government control in Iran and Three Mile Island threatened the eastern United States with a nuclear meltdown. But hey, our national debt was a mere $829.5 billion — a number far more conceivable than today. The country was ripe for the wealthy and ambitious young man to follow in the tabloids.
Most Americans were fascinated by the 33-year-old real estate scion and when Donald Trump purchased a chunk of land across from the iconic Tiffany and Company jewelry store on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, all eyes in the business community were trained in his direction.
But then in 1979, Donald did the unthinkable; he hired a woman as general contractor to oversee the building of Trump Tower. Born Barbara Tahan, now known as Barbara Res, that woman was an electrical engineer, architect, and eventually the vice president of Trump’s construction company. Most notably, Res was the first woman to oversee a major construction site in New York City, and Donald Trump was the man who launched her career in the male-dominated business. She worked for Trump for 18 years and although not exactly on buddy-buddy terms with her former boss, she did have this to say recently:
“Over that period, I observed him becoming more and more full of himself and more quirky. He was mercurial, difficult, demanding, mean and petulant. He was also charming, witty, effusive and confident. In other words, pretty much the same as he is now.”
Damn that old misogynist for hiring a female in the 1970s when any old man would do the job! Hiring Barbara Res was shocking to the boys in New York construction, but she was only one of many executive hires along the way. Trump still promotes women to new heights, including newly appointed CIA Director, Gina Haspel.
My guess is that most Americans had never uttered the word misogynist before the media and Democrats began to chant and wail it incessantly.
So, Trump Enjoys Women — Smart Women
Czech born Ivana Zelníčková knocked the socks off young Trump in the middle of New York’s rebranding just prior to the Montreal Winter Olympiad. Poised with beauty, brains, and athleticism, the platinum blond former model and businesswoman became a Trump in short order. And a naturalized citizen. Ivana was a force, able to keep up with her husband and take over much of his business operation. They were a good team for more than 15 years until a dalliance with Marla Maples upended the marriage and partnership.
Trump was apparently relentlessly pursued, all while continually professing he was not interested in marriage with Maples. But papa Fred is reported to have forced the newest swinging bachelor back into the institution for appearance’s sake when Maples gave birth to their daughter Tiffany; it was a short-lived, unhappy union. Marla was not the type of woman that Trump appreciated.
That woman is wife number three: Melania Knauss, a Slovenia born fashion model and business owner who speaks five languages, fluently. Could there possibly be a better First Lady?
You see, Trump does love immigrants — legal immigrants. And given the opportunity to grant amnesty to Dreamers or to leave the doors open to genuine, hard-working immigrants who desire to become American, he’d certainly move Heaven and Earth to make it happen. Our American fabric was woven by determined, driven men and women, who visualized possibility and promise when others accepted their fate. Our ancestors fled religious persecution, genocide, wars and violence, and embraced the country of unlimited dreams and opportunity. This is the immigrant that enhances and strengthens our America and complements the man on a mission.
Look out for the third and final part of this series tomorrow on Liberty Nation.