This from the left-leaning Daily Beast: "Yes, in the early 1990s he was nearly insolvent, he was involved in a messy divorce, and his casinos were heading toward bankruptcy. Not a great place to be, and based on my experience covering business and finance, executives in that position rarely rebuild both their wealth and their career.
But Trump did, and his pivot was brilliant: He understood that his best attribute wasn’t as a land speculator—in fact, that’s what got him in trouble. But as a showman and brand manager, he’s near genius. By utilizing those skills, he began to rebuild the Trump brand piece by piece, first through books and then through relentless hype on television. Yes, he can be a blowhard and a nasty chauvinistic prick. But a lot of people who got to know him also liked the image he began to cultivate: that of a man who spoke straight and exuded wealth even if he had lost nearly all of it."
So, the #HillarysArmy wing of the Republican party are saying he is a failed businessman--while they voted for Romney and cheered for Carly Fiorina. Just to be clear, I have no animosity toward Carly (though the singing at the press conference was quite possibly one of the most uncomfortable political moments in recent history). However, the reality is 30,000 people lost their jobs under her watch at HP. 30,000 lost jobs and she walked away from being fired a VERY rich woman. "Fiorina pocketed over $100 million in compensation for her short reign—including a $65 million signing bonus and a $21 million severance." (source)
Romney's business past is riddled with bankruptcies, outsourcing and layoffs, yet he leads the charge to rise up a third party candidate against Trump.
Am I implying that Trump is without blemish? Of course not, just pointing out the flaw of touting Trump's 'failed businesses" after you pulled the Lever for Mitt 'Bain' Romney and raved when Cruz trotted out Carly 'HP' Fiorina.