Skip to comments.Trump has his unique version of ‘here, hold my beer’ – and it’s a good thing
Posted on 09/17/2020 4:58:40 AM PDT by MtnClimber
Real Coffee with Scott Adams is worth listening to regularly because Adams, like Trump, is an out-of-the-box thinker. During one of his recent shows, Adams framed Trump uniquely and insightfully. According to Adams, while Trump may falter on smaller decisions (why, oh why, did he waste time talking to Woodward?), his gift is his ability to do the impossible. In other words, when everyone says something cant be done, Trumps response is a version of here, hold my beer (or, as hes a teetotaler, hold my soda). Tell Trump somethings impossible, and he goes makes it possible.
I was not on Team Trump in the beginning. What changed my mind was having a New York friend tell me, Trump gets things done that no one else can. The example she gave me, something about which I was ignorant since Im not a New Yorker, was Trump and the Wollman Skating Rink.
The rink was a city-owned property that had fallen into disrepair during the 1970s. By 1980, the city was planning to refurbish, a project it said would take two years. Six years and $13 million later, the work already done was wrong, and the city announced it had to start over. In May 1986, Trump, then 39, told Mayor Ed Koch that, if the mayor handed the project to him, Trump would have the rink ready by Christmas for less than $3 million, none of which would be a profit to Trump.
Trump did not do what he had promised. Instead, he did the impossible by hugely exceeding expectations. Trump finished the job in four months and came in 25% under budget. According to my friend, New Yorkers understood that, if Trump undertook a task, hed do it, and do it well. He would achieve the impossible.
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The democRATS would say that Venezuela would be a better model.
That NYC real estate guy is a much better politician than all of the career politicians in Washington DC.
I don’t know who Andrea Widberg is, but maybe if she is just now hearing about the ice rink Trump saved, she shouldn’t be commenting about his Woodward interview.
I don’t know about anybody else, but I am so tired of folks feeling like they have to make a negative comment in order to compliment POTUS. I am so grateful for everything he gave up in order to try and save this country. I am so done with the negative nancy’s out there. How does she know the interview was a mistake? The outcome of many actions are not always immediately obvious. sheesh.
That poem is SO Trump...
For sure-HE understands the bottom line ($$$$)
It reminds me of the saying: ‘You can get a lot done if you don’t care who gets the credit.’
Note to the Trump team: That “hold my soda” thing with a litany of his accomplishments so far that naysayers scoffed at would make a great ad.
Dear Mr President,
You can’t get rid of the deficit.
I think thats what I love so much about President Trump, he just out thinks everyone. He sees problems as opportunities. If you fall on your face, get up, brush yourself off and try another way.
An answer to a dare here in the northeast is, “Hide and watch me.”
Like I always say....
Trump is a GENIUS!
Trump is a political GENIUS!
That pretty much describes why Trump is president right now. A friend told him he couldn’t do it.
According to Don Jr in an interview I saw a a while back, his father was talking to a friend and told him he was thinking about running. The friend said something like ‘Oh you’d never make it as a politician’...wrong thing to tell Donald Trump.
The rest is history. Before you could say ‘Obama sucks’, he was actively getting the paperwork started. Because somebody told him he couldn’t do it...
I found the Wolman Rink story long ago, and he talked about it in an interview too. He knew nothing about building a skating rink (his own admission) but he just _knew_ he could do it. So he got tired of watching the city waste money and finally told Koch he’d get it done. By Christmas, and no more than either 2 or 3 million. I think he said $2 mil but not positive.
The city didn’t want him to do it at first, they thought he would put his name on it and of course make a bundle. He puts his name on things because he’s proud of what he builds. He agreed to not only NOT put his name on it, but not profit from it.
When he looked it over, he knew the concrete had to go, he said it was rough, uneven, cracked and out of level so he ripped it out and started over. He had traffic in Manhattan locked up all day with a line of cement trucks all the way across town. Instead of the usual 4 inch slab, he poured it a foot thick, and found out the copper pipes that were set up previously for freon had hundreds of leaks. So he “called up a friend” (again, his words). The guy doing the refrigeration was from Florida. HUH? Florida? WHat does he know about ice? (almost but not quite a direct quote) He called and explained the skating rink project to his friend, who recommended someone from Canada who was using a new brine method instead of freon. “Canada - Now he knows ice”... (Trump’s words again)
He called that person, got him on the job, and they set up PVC and ran the brine setup. Once it was flooded with water he had ice in 2 hours, they called in an olympic skater who took a couple of laps and said it was “like velvet” and the rink was ready for business. (but concession stands still had to be put in.) 4 months ahead of schedule and $75,000 under budget. (or was it $750,000? I can’t remember but I think 75) He didn’t put his name on it, and has never profited from it. And this is a guy who, by his own admission, knew nothing about building a skating rink.
He didn’t know anything about running a country either and look what he’’s done...No that is NOT a put down...
And the CEO of the company I used to work for knew nothing about repairing the hydraulics on the presses in our plant.......
This story is true, but Leftists just ignore it, and counter with Trump going bankrupt, or making that old lady in Atlantic City give up her house, or how his money came from his racist landlord father, and other so-called narratives.
It’s still a good story, and I like it.
But when people can’t objectively view a man’s entire legacy of work due to bias, nothing is ever good enough.
I read this story during the 2016 campaign.
The man is far from perfect but he was sent by our Lord to rectify alot of problems.
Another ‘impossible’ task, according to Obama and democrats, is the bringing back manufacturing jobs and plants. Trump got it done, and doing more of it.
Middle-East peace? Hard to do, but Trump is doing it.
Growing the economy, where Obama and democrats expected slow to no recovery or growth. Best economy ever!
Virus disrupting the economy and the country in general? Trump is doing battle and bringing the country back from what would have been a total disaster under Obama or Biden or democrats.
Inevitable riots and looting and murders in the streets? Trump is doing something about it, whereas democrats would have allowed the rioters and looters and BLM and Antifa to run and ruin neighborhoods and businesses. Law and order? Not possible under democrats, but Trump is getting it done.
Impeachments, all of them? Trump fought and won all of those battles. Democrats can stand the man and will do everything they can to get Trump out of office, even if they have to steal the election. But, if Trump’s history is any indication, that’s a fight which he’s on track to win too.
The tragedy of this is that, in spite of everything, New York ultimately rejected Trump and everyone like him. He was able to fix a lot of things, but even he could not fix stupid.
That’s a Congress thing.
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