I wrote the following post a few weeks after this piece was written in 2016. Having been in the limelight since that time, it is interesting to see how accurate the attorney was in his reasons for not voting for the former president. It should be noted that none of Trump’s five biographers advocated voting for him. Why is that?
An article, written by Thomas M. Wells, who worked as an attorney for Donald Trump, appeared in the Huffington Post at the end of last month. The article which is entitled “Donald Trump Hired Me As An Attorney. Please Don’t Support Him For President” can be found by the link at the end of this post.
Rather than repeat the article, which I encourage you to read, let me summarize his twenty reasons and offer two quotes that are quite informational. I will leave how the words appeared when I cut and pasted.
1. The man lies all the time.
2. It is actually not all about the candidate.
3. U.S. presidents are by design not kings.
4. THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS.
5. Words matter.
6. Reading is good. So is studying. (See the first quote below).
7. The new vocabulary we are adjusting to is not a good one.
8. WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL WITH “TOUGH.”
9. Success does matter. (He notes Trump’s history has many failures).
10. We could not be the great country we are without the First Amendment, but our media may kill us. (He is noting the importance of the media).
11. Temperament, demeanor and character are important. (See second quote below)
12. The emperor and his clothes.
13. Sophomoric speech tricks don’t work ― at least not with most of us
14. A thin skin does not work for a president.
15. Bullies will always exist somewhere, but the White House should not be that somewhere.
16. Law and order. (He is noting the President has little impact on policing).
17. Incoherent rants, often contradictory, does not a foreign policy make.
18. How will anyone effectively be president if we don’t at least respect the office?
19. Rich and powerful guys have to play by the rules, too.
20. We must stand for something.
I found this first quote from Wells very compelling as Trump’s main opponent is clearly a policy wonk with significant experience and studies what is necessary to do the job. Wells says about Trump’s lack of concern and interest in knowing the details, “It is a special and unique form of arrogance to think you could even consider being literally the leader of the free world without doing the work to deeply understand the job.”
This second quote is also of importance as it indicates the make up of the man’s character. Wells says about Trump, “He is the spoiled young man of privilege with the “right” race … and family fortune to succeed easily and who looks down on others lacking in any of the above who do not.”
I have said many times, every thing one needs to know about Donald Trump’s lack of veracity as a candidate is in his history and it is not hard to find. Rather than me reiterate my reasons, I think it is good for someone who worked for him as an attorney to do so. If you are considering Trump or have concerns about him, please read this article. To be frank, I am surprised he has gotten as far as he has with his history of exploitation of others.