Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works.
Eat, or be eaten.
Destroy, or be destroyed.
Outwit, or be outwitted. These are the rules within an environment that makes chum out of lesser capable business interests.
Every entity, known and unknown, is a risk. Every association, known and unknown, is viewed as an gnat or an adversary depending on the time of day.
Every single engagement is viewed through the prism of undetermined interest. Ordinary type cynics do not survive; insider information is the traded commodity worth more than the deal itself.
Every relationship is based on leverage. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is ever taken for granted. The threat matrix is omnidirectional and seriously overwhelming to all but those who have been taught to thrive amid the frenzy. It is exhausting…
Need a hug, call your mother.
Need a friend, buy a dog.
Friendships are leverage. Leverage is risk. Risk is danger. Danger is a lack of speed.
Need loyalty, breed it yourself. Everything else is code of Omerta.
Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
Understand this – I mean really understand this – and you’ll note the list of potential vice-presidential names outlined by media as described by Ben Carson is exactly who’s not on the list.
Dr. Ben Carson is taking a chauffeured car ride with his wife and a Washington Post reporter and mentions the names of those who are on the “List of potential Vice-Presidential picks”?
Do you really think Donald Trump has discussed his actual considerations with Dr. Ben Carson? If you do, then you should really go back and re-read the preceding paragraphs describing the landscape of Donald Trump-World from birth to today.
Did Donald Trump discuss VP selections with people, including Carson himself, who are tasked with the assignment – I’m sure he did. Did Donald Trump have a motive when he was discussing those names – I’ll guarantee you he did.
Would Donald Trump anticipate a leak based on a conversation/role and the inherent disposition of Dr. Ben Carson?…