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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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Donald Trump is one of the worst leaders of modern era

Oct 13, 2023

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Harvard Business School highlights several crucial qualities defining effective leadership, including the ability to influence others, encouraging risk-taking, and a commitment to transparency. So, how does the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, fare when grading his leadership qualities?

Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey argues that former President Donald Trump is not the leader he claims to be but is, in fact, one of the great con artists in American politics.

I have never seen a person this high be this bad. I’m talking about status-wise, influence, a former president of the United States. He’s such a bad leader. We’re just talking about leadership dynamics. He’s ineffective. He doesn’t get the job done. He cannot execute. He made a bunch of promises that he never delivered. Cutting taxes: never delivered. Making medication come down to the lowest ever: never delivered. He didn’t deliver on any of it. Hell, he didn’t even lock up Hillary Clinton. That’s a promise he made. He campaigned on it. Lock her up.

Did he make America great again? No. According to the stats, he ran up the deficit. He increased what we’re going to pay out, did not decrease it. Did you have a record low tax debt? No. None of it was true. He delivered on nada.

But look at what has happened to people he has come in contact with. So typically, when we talk about leadership, we’re talking about, well, the person is able to demonstrate mastery in this particular field. Well, what does Trump demonstrate mastery in? Is he a master of morality? No. How about ethical and principal behavior? Hell no.

Okay, let me say this. And I need to be very clear. A Donald Trump is one of the worst leaders we’ve ever seen in modern context. I have never seen a person this high. be this bad. I’m talking about status wise influence, a former president of the United States. He’s such a bad leader. We’re just talking about leadership dynamics. He’s ineffective. He doesn’t get the job done. He cannot execute. He made a bunch of promises that he’d never deliver, cutting taxes never delivered, making medication come down to the lowest ever never delivered. He didn’t deliver on any of it. Hale, he didn’t even lock up Hillary Clinton. That’s a promise he made to. He campaigned on it. Lock her up. Did he make America great again? No, according to the stats, he ran up the deficit. He increased what we’re going to pay out, did not decrease it. Did you have a record a record low tax debt? No. None of it was true. He delivered on nada. But look at what has happened to people he has come in contact with. So typically, when we talk about leadership, we’re talking about well, the person is able to demonstrate mastery, and this particular field. Well, what does Trump demonstrate mastery? And is he a master of morality? No. How about ethical and principal behavior? Hey, Oh, no.

Is he able to get the job done? No. Does he make other leaders better? No. As a matter of fact, he makes them worse. Anyone who has come into the orbit of Donald Trump has become a worse version of themselves from Rudy Giuliani, who used to be America’s mayor.

He is now almost homeless with a $550,000 federal tax lien on his condo, dead broke according to his narrative and being sued by damn near half the country and disbarred, by the way, all because of his proximity to Trump. What about the other attorneys that worked for Donald Trump?

being indicted, one already served prison time.

Trump has made leaders worse. They have not benefited from their proximity to him. He has not made them better leaders. Name a person who’s in a better position today than they were before meeting Trump.

And then after you can’t, everybody’s in a worse position that came into his orbit. That should tell you that this person is not the individual he proclaims. Now if he’s good at anything, if he’s a leader in any context, it is this being the greatest con artist we have ever seen in American politics.

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