Richard Eyer Smith's Excellent Adventures in Paradise

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


What is it about Donald Trump? I've admired him for years. As a young man, I strolled wide-eyed through Trump Tower in Manhatten and thought to myself, "What sort of guy builds something like this?"

Another day, years later, as an air traffic controller, I watched Trump's Bizjet flit across my radar scope. "What sort of guy ownes a plane like this?" I thought.

Then there are the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe pagents. Again, I asked, "What sort of guy gets to hang out with beautiful women like these?"

How about the many books he's authored? And, of course, "The Apprentice" and "Celebrity Apprentice". Who does that?

And don't forget his greatest achievement - his children.

Yes, "The Donald" is an icon.

So, when I wandered into a web site the other day proclaiming that Trump is now the head of a network marketing outfit, I, like so many others, was immediatly interested. "I can go into business with Donald Trump? Seriously?"


So, now what . . .