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Vassallo: The Donald Is Now Trumping Republican Field

Courtesy of Donald Trump 2016 Campaign
Courtesy of Donald Trump 2016 Campaign

With the declaration over the weekend by FOX News that Donald Trump has now taken the lead over the Republican field running for President, let’s take a closer look at the Donald.

Born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York City, Trump has an incredible lifetime of success stories including Trump Tower in Manhattan plus many other fabulous structures worldwide in addition to being a business magnate and investor, TV personality, author and now politician. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts.

According to Forbes (2015) his net worth is $4B, but according to Trump, it’s more than double this. Donald Trump is married to Melanic (2005) and was previously married to Marla Maples and later to Ivana. His children include Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr., Tiffany and Barron Trump.

Just why is Trump registering so effectively with the Republicans? I believe it is because he is addressing the core issues that Americans are talking about in private that the other Republican candidates are either dodging or walking on eggshells around. I’m referring specifically to crime, immigration, terrorism and the floundering economy. With the first debate only weeks away, the top ten Republicans by polling numbers will be invited to participate. When Trump first announced his candidacy, some pundits thought he might not make the top ten. But currently, he is occupying the first position.

I like Trump for a number of reasons. To begin with, I admire successful people. Also, I enjoy his New York brashness which I realize turns others off. I also like the fact he is entertaining and anything but dull. He adds a spirit to the Republican field that is refreshing. But mainly, I agree with his positions in most every area. If someone does not start addressing the ails of our nation soon, we may never recover. Trump has mentioned on numerous occasions that we are quickly approaching $20 trillion in debt. And according to economists he references, once we get to $24 trillion, we have reached the point of no return.

This is going to be one of the more interesting Republican primary fields in many decades. Somewhat reminiscent of the Goldwater/Reagan eras, Donald Trump is stirring things up and maybe it’s best for our nation that he is. The status quo doesn’t seem to be working. The next time you see him being interviewed, look past his hair and demeanor and focus on what he is saying. It may serve as a wake-up call for us all!


Steve Vassallo

Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at sovassallo@gmail.com or call him at 985-852-7745.

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