Take two contrasting leaders, President George
Bush, whose policies I didn’t like, and President Barack Obama, who sometimes wasn’t the greatest
administering the world, but both of them are people of character and they’ve been true
to who they are. I can disagree with the policies or I can disagree with the way they run the
government, it doesn’t mean they’re not people of character. And I think they’re quite authentic.
Unfortunately a lot of times in politics with the high media intensity and the long cycle
we have, I mean right now we’re in the middle of a political campaign that’s running 16
months, 18 months, that’s way too long. How about six weeks like at the Brits do it. But
you do test people in that period but you get into a lot of media playing the media.
I’m not planning the media I’m just saying they play the media and it creates a lot of
attention and they say dumb things. Today’s world everything you say is going to come
back to haunt you. Everything I say on this show is like recorded for all times. Everything
I write in my new book, Discover Your True North, I’ve got to stand behind for all time.
I could admit that I was wrong but you said it. I said it. It’s with you. So I would like
to see more authentic people running for president and holding political office, unfortunately
I think a lot of authentic people, leaders have gotten turned off by the whole process. Donald Trump is an amazing phenomenon. I didn’t
like him, especially didn’t think he was authentic when he was running his companies because
it was all about him. It was a big ego trip with Donald and it’s all about charisma or
even fame charisma or trying to look good trying to attract people to you who’s not
about serving other people. And then he did the Apprentice show and I didn’t like the
approach I got fired. Now he’s running for office. I don’t think he’s ever held an office
in his life, so he certainly is not credentialed to be president of the United States. I hate
to think his finger’s on the nuclear bomb. That would worry me a whole lot. But actually
he’ll say one thing and then say something totally different a few months later. He says
whatever suits him. And there’s a lot of anger there towards different groups and he really
is dividing various groups, exact opposite of what I believe. I believe we accept people
for who they are. If you were born outside of the United States, if you’re a different
gender, different color, different sexual preference, we accept people for who they
are. It’s what happens to the person inside, not attacking people kind of generically.
I think this is wrong so I’m not at all happy with the Donald Trump phenomenon. But I admit
it’s attracted a lot of people and many other people are angry at the government too so
he’s attracting them.