From Forbes magazine on September 30:
Mark Cuban Is Right: Donald Trump's Campaign Is Hurting His Brand
Over the past 12 months Trump has almost certainly been devaluing his brand among the customers who are most important to his businesses – high-income individuals plus the corporations that rent space in his office buildings and hold conferences and meetings in his hotels or hotels that have licensed his name.
Trump’s supporters in the election tend to be less educated and poorer than voters overall; they’re not his customers. By contrast, he’s losing heavily among college-educated voters, a group that includes most of his individual customers. Corporate customers find it increasingly difficult to associate themselves with Trump-branded real estate because of his astonishing ability to offend assorted groups – Latinos, Muslims, women, the disabled. No mainstream corporation wants to offend those groups by occupying space with Trump’s name in shiny gold capital letters on the front."Almost certainly" devaluing is not the same as devaluation.
Trump did something that billionaire Stephen Forbes (owner of Forbes) tried but failed to do: win the Republican nomination. And Trump continued to run his business, opening a luxury hotel in the nation's capital just five blocks from the White House during the campaign.
Not too shabby.
And Legal Insurrection reported:
Trump Hotels See Bookings Surge After His Win
Bookings at Trump’s DC and NYC hotels were down while Trump was campaigning against Hillary; however, now that he’s going to be the nation’s 45th president, people are flocking to his hotels.Don't worry about the Trump brand.
The Clinton Foundation? Worry. She has no influence left to peddle to foreign dictators and oligarchs.
And she likely will face prosecution under RICO and other federal felony charges.
On top of that, the Saudis and the other despots may want their money back.
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