Donald Trump’s erratic, insane behavior has been concerning for most of the country to watch on a daily basis. One of the most disturbing parts of Trump’s behavior is his immaturity and nonstop obsession with people who have wronged him. The president constantly spends his working hours attacking the press and anyone who dares to stand up to him.
While Trump’s attacks seem to ramp up when he’s under pressure, he’s always been this way — and an old blog post by billionaire Sir Richard Branson proves it. In 2016, the Virgin Group founder wrote about his first encounter with then-GOP candidate Trump and it explains an awful lot about Trump’s personality.
Branson had met Trump years ago during a one-on-one lunch at Trump’s Manhattan apartment, where Trump confessed his main life goal. Get ready, because this is really disturbing. Trump actually said his biggest ambition was to get revenge on five people to wouldn’t help him in the past. Branson wrote:
Even before the starters arrived he began telling me about how he had asked a number of people for help after his latest bankruptcy and how five of them were unwilling to help. He told me he was going to spend the rest of his life destroying these five people.”
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Obviously, that doesn’t seem like something a mentally healthy person would say. Branson said the lunch was “bizarre” and he was very concerned about Trump’s “vindictive streak” as he ran for POTUS. He wrote:
I left the lunch feeling disturbed and saddened by what I’d heard. There are a lot of frightening things about this election; not least that policy has been pushed so far down the agenda.”
Branson then compared this meeting with Trump to the lunch he’d had with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — and it was like black and white. Branson said Clinton was a “good listener” and “eloquent speaker.” He said:
As she understands well, the President of the United States needs to understand and be engaged with wider world issues, rather than be consumed by petty personal quarrels.”
Unfortunately, America didn’t listen to Branson back in 2016, and now the entire world knows we made a very big mistake.
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