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Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the man is no stranger to adversity. He’s been told no his whole life, including at the start of his career, when his father only gave him a measly $1 million.
“Oh many times. I’ve been told no by him. My whole life, really has been a no,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event in Atkinson, New Hampshire, on NBC’s “Today.”
“It has not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me. I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars,” Trump remarked. “I came into Manhattan, and I had to pay him back, and I had to pay him back with interest. But I came into Manhattan and I started buying properties, and I did great.”
That’s what you call pulling yourself up by the bootstraps. If this story doesn’t inspire you to never give up, then I don’t know what will. Put it right up there alongside Michael Jordan and the Australian dude with no arms or legs.
Cue the black-and-white video of Trump walking down the street, his whispy combover blowing in the wind, rain dripping down his puckered lips.
“Nothing in this world is handed to you. My whole life people have been telling me no… I told daddy I wanted to go to Italy for my birthday. Do you know where we went instead? Mexico.”
I’m not saying the guy doesn’t deserve his wealth or that he skated into success with zero business ingenuity, but let’s get real. Dude’s life is far from the hard luck story he tries to make it in this interview. He also left out the millions he inherited.
Implying you’re self-made despite dad paying for everything. TFM. .
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