Country Wanted

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Ivanka Trump, oldest daughter of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, delivered a speech and introduced her father at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Thursday.

I was thinking about the logic of the argument Ivanka Trump offered in her speech at the RNC for her father to be President of the United States:

“(10:37) When my father says he will build a tower, keep an eye on the skyline. Floor by floor a soaring structure will appear, usually record-setting in its height, and iconic in its design. Real people are hired to do real work. Vision becomes reality. When my father says that he will make America great again, he will deliver.

(13:13) Politicians ask to be judged by their promises; not the results. I ask you to judge my father by his results. Judge his values by those he’s instilled in his children. Judge his competency by the towers he’s build, the companies is founded, and the tens of thousands of jobs he’s created. He’s the single most qualified person to serve as chief executive of an $18 trillion economy.”

I interpreted the argument to be if you can build a tower, a skyline, you are qualified to lead the United States.

That proposition leads me to conclude that, since I have built a log cabin, I am able to run a country too. Maybe not a G20 nation, but possibly a banana republic or some small island nation.  

Circa May 1976

I’m available.


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