Millions of people who say they support Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy are heeding the real estate mogul’s recommendation that Americans follow his lead by being very judicious before handing over money to others.
Only a tiny percentage of self-proclaimed supporters of the presumptive Republican nominee have failed to take Trump’s financial advice and given money to the billionaire’s campaign before affording themselves an opportunity to judge how well he fulfills his promise to “Make America Great Again.”
In an interview, Trump explained why he has a reputation for being a notorious deadbeat and suggested the U.S. would be better off if it also developed a habit of not paying people for the work they’ve done.
When asked about the hundreds of lawsuits, liens, and judgments associated with his failure to pay people what he agreed to pay them, Trump and his daughter Ivanka,according to USA Today, “shrugged off the lawsuits and other claims of nonpayment,” explaining that “if a company or worker he hires isn’t paid fully … it’s because the Trump organization was unhappy with the work.”
The elder Trump also told the newspaper, “That’s what the country should be doing.”
It’s a message his backers have taken to heart.
“Donald Trump is a smart man who will make America great again,” Trump supporter Bill Threeton said. “I’ve pledged $1,000 to help Mr. Trump become president, and I’ll give it to him after he makes America great again.”
As for the criteria he’ll use to determine whether Trump has earned the donation, Threeton explained, “If I don’t have $1,000 to give him, he obviously didn’t make America great again, so I won’t give him the money.”
Threeton continued, “Nobody — not the president, not the vice president, not a member of Congress — should get a dime in donations or salary unless the American people like the work they’re doing. It’s like Mr. Trump says: The government should be run like a business, and what better way to run it than like the greatest businessman of all time, Donald Trump?”
Republished from The Red Shtick.