Originally Posted by markksman
Kushner like trump is a second generstion real estate developer. These are some of the least bussinessy businesses that exist.
In commenting on, I believe, Sam Zell, who made a bunch of money in shock-jock radio and then ran the Chicago Tribune and LA Times into the ground, some investment banker noted, "A simpler business than radio has yet to be invented," partly explaining how they could fail so hard at other things.
I feel like developing and flipping real estate is pretty simple business, especially when prices have basically been going up on the coasts since the depression. I mean if you're an ******* like Donald Sterling or Trump and his dad, pay a couple of bribes, don't rent to blacks, pay your financiers when things are going well, take the generous tax breaks, it's kinda free money.
Running the US government and shaping legislation and policy, on the other hand, is hard in the best of circumstances. There are experts in hundreds of little niches, and House and Senate procedure make legal procedure look simple and rational, and then there's the politics.
And, of course, Trump couldn't identify and hire competent people if his life depended on it.