Ever since the presidential campaign began, I’ve been fascinated with, and felt compelled to watch, Donald Trump’s speeches, which I usually find very entertaining. But I’ve always believed that candidate Trump is basically a fraud and a con. And I’ve always wondered why Trump supporters don’t view him that way.
I see myself as an experienced job interviewer. In my 37-year corporate career with General Electric and other companies, I often interviewed candidates for different job openings.
The central question for my interviews was: Can they do the jobs?
Sure, a smiling, friendly face could be a plus. But I ended up hiring quite a few quiet, reserved people who, based on their record and our interview, fulfilled my “Can they do the job?” criteria.
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We American voters are holding an interview for the job of president of the United States. When I compare my awareness of Trump’s various qualities to my knowledge of the requirements of the job, my answer to “Can he do the job?” is an emphatic “No.”
Henry D. Friedman, Sanger