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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Remember when the media gloated that Trump hurt his brand?

Billionaire Mark Cuban predicted that if Trump lost, Trump would be ruined. The media gobbled it up because it fed the narrative of failed businessman -- despite Trump building a $10 billion empire employing 22,000 people.

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.


"Trump the Press" skewers media experts who wrongly predicted Trump would lose the Republican nomination. I use my deadliest weapon: their own words. "Trump the Press" is available as a paperback, and on Kindle.

The sequel is coming.


  1. Yes, I remember when the media gloated. I also remember when the media lied to us, as they continue to do.

  2. Replies
    1. He's the rabbi who says the pregame prayers for the Dallas Mavericks.

    2. On Wednesday, Rabbi Cuban just underwent his second circumcision.

  3. President Trump will deal with Mark Cuban at his leisure. Be afraid, Mark. Be VERY afraid. Because DJT doesn't mind dishing out bitch slaps to pompous, arrogant asswipes like you.

  4. The college grads who loved her the most made less than 35 grand.

    Conjure with that.

    1. Lots of debt and worthless degrees.

  5. Mark Cuban has more money than sense.

  6. It really pisses me off to say "College" educated voted for Hillary. My wife and I both have MA's and voted Trump. Of course we got our education in the 60's when and education was an education. Today's grads are still in kindergarten.

  7. When I posted an article about the celebrities who said they'd move if Trump won the election, my sister-in-law left this comment: “One could be a gracious winner, Kitty. Your Mom would not approve of this.”

    Say what?

    First I left a string of ha-ha-ha's. Then I told her my mother detested Hillary.

  8. Bet your sweet arse that the Trump hotel on Pennsylvania Ave absolutely grates the gears of every establishment open borders free trading globalist, from obama to paul ryan and every one of them in between. Ahead of schedule, and under budget. Right on time for the nomination and inauguration. Trump does it again. Maybe obarky should have been a little less of a smart azz at that correspondents' dinner, and Trump might not be rubbing his nose in it so firmly right now. "You're not laughing now, are you?" Sorry, I love that Farage quote and y'all are going to have to indulge me a bit b/c I LMAO every time I write it.

    1. Knock yourself out FB!
      It is a great victory and there's many fools that need to come down a peg or two.

    2. Anyone who lives and works in a big city most likely is surrounded by arrogant leftists--I know that I am--and we have to put up with 8 years of their arrogance, stupidity, smart azz comments about Republicans and conservatives, their stupid climate hysteria, and their slobbering love affair of that idiot obama and his, er, ah ... 'wife.' It is truly satisfying to see these arrogant smug little juiceboxers get cut down to size. In my burg, I can tell that they are seething and ready to blow a gasket. They got thumped last week and their leftist agenda is going to be steadily smashed for years to come. As I said, LMAO.

  9. I expect sometime in the next year Amazon Prime will add a new 'benefit' - free subscription to the Washington Post.

    1. Free sub to the WaPo? Free? Nah, it ain't worth that much.