I was attending a luncheon for a famous writer at Mar-a-Largo, Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida estate, when Trump walked in, unannounced. He was wearing golf clothes, his hair was rumpled, his face flushed.
He spoke without a note.
He said the same things he later said in his campaign and is saying now.
Trade. China. Borders, Jobs. The Military.
He said them with enthusiasm and conviction.
I turned to my friend and said “He should run for president.”
The year was 2011.
Here in America, Trump has faced the worst personal attacks from the liberal-controlled mainstream media and as the story is unfolding, possible conspiracy and abuse of power at the highest levels of government.
His accomplishments in the first 500 plus days of his Administration are awe-inspriaing The American economy is booming. We are re-affirming our ties with our allies and confronting our adversaries.
Most Americas would never would have imagined that such leadership would come from a man famous for his hotels, plane, yacht, success in the entertainment field.
Leadership, it has shown, starts on the personal level with an interest in and actions on behalf of the welfare of the others.
I once approached Trump and Melania at another Mar-a-Largo event and said “I’ll just cut to the chase. This is my daughter. She is interested in being a model.” She was about 15 at the time, had done some modeling, was tall, thin, and striking. He spoke to her as if he were her father. Melania joined in. He said (in short) “You are a beautiful girl. Modeling is a very hard profession. Your mother tells me that you are academically gifted. I would suggest that you continue to do well in school and go to college.” They spoke to us for about ten minutes. My daughter listened intently. We were grateful for his sage advice and sensitivity to the the dreams of a young girl.