davidd (davidd) wrote,

I saw Donald Trump being interviewed on TV by Bill O'Reilly last night. Now, I'm not a big fan of The Donald, but I appreciate his business skills... particularly the way he can GO BANKRUPT TIME AFTER TIME and still be a billionaire and have banks and investors continue to throw money at him. How the heck does that work?

But I digress.

I think Mr. Trump knows a bit about how the business world works, how and when to schmooze and how and when to backstab. And he's never put himself forward as a defender of "the little guy," so he's not a... poser.

So anyway, O'Reilly (of whom I'm also not a fan -- his "No Spin Zone" is actually where it all hits the fan) asked Trump what he thought about the high oil and gas prices and what was causing it.

Trump actually answered him. Problem was, Bill and/or his bosses didn't want to hear what one of America's most successful business tycoons had to say about the economy; specifically, what he had to say about the U.S. government's support of Saudi Arabia, and raising the query of where, after 400-billion-dollars and two-thousand US soldiers lives, where is all the Iraqi oil?

O'Reilly shushed Trump so fast, it was absurd. He actually made light of Trump's comments, brushed them aside, and quickly brought up "the new show" and how gorgeous the women on it were gonna be.

Personally, even though I don't necessarily like the guy, if I'm looking to hear something about business and the economy, and America's sharpest real estate tycoon is willing to share his thoughts, I wanna hear it.

But Bill O'Reilly sure doesn't want me to.

O'Reilly's on a kick right now about the "oil companies," by which he means, specifically, the refineries. And sure, they're a part of the picture. But when Trump started talking about Saudi Arabia and Iraq, man, end of interview!

I have a new appreciation for The Donald now. And it helps my confidence in myself a little bit to know that my thoughts on certain world economic situations are supported by one of the economic "smart guys."

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