USA 'Trumped'? Fear not, there are reasons to love him too
Post Trump's victory in the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016, social media was flooded with apprehensions pertaining to the future of USA in the hands of a businessman.
In fact, Twitteratti and other social media platforms have been invoking Baba Vanga, the blind Bulgarian clairvoyant who is said to have predicted that Barack Obama will be the last president of the US.
She also seems to have predicted that the 44th US President (read Barack Obama) will leave the country amid economic ruins and that there would be a divide between the northern and the southern states, akin to the American Civil War.
Much to the horror of the world and some sections of the United States, this year's elections seem to have proved her right.
But let's be optimistic, as Donald Trump has shown moments of hope in his career as a businessman and as a human being. Here are a few reasons for Americans to joy:
1. In August 2015, Trump hit the headlines when his private jet reportedly ferried a 3-year old critically ill Jewish boy from Los Angeles to New York for medical treatment after commercial airlines declined to carry the boy as he needed special assistance on board. The parents contacted Trump and sought his help and he immediately relented and made his private jet available for the special trip.
2. According to a report by the Business Insider, Donald Trump saved Ed McMahon (an American comedian, actor, singer, game show host and announcer) from impending real estate foreclosures by buying his property and letting him live in it. The real estate mogul simply leased the property back to the comedian at a discounted price.
3. Trump has been a benefactor to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Alliance for Lupus Research, Autism Speaks, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, and many more.
4. Trump won hearts when he saved an ice skating rink in Central Park by taking over the over-budget project and by finishing the rink by Christmas for free. He was not only two months ahead of the schedule, but also $750,000 under budget. Furthermore, as he operated the rink for a year, he donated all the profits to charity.
5. According to an article by WSJ, Donald Trump had fought a legal battle against racism when he had purchased the famous Mar-a-Largo estate, built in the 1920s by Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.
The story relates to an incident in 1997 when other club owners in the area complained that the estate allowed Jews and African-Americans, which was against the town's upscale image. Trump filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Palm Beach, alleging that the town was discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African-Americans. The suit seeks $100 million in damages.
6. To the women antagonists in USA, Trump is not all that sexist. Barbara Res, at 33 years old became the first women to ever be put in charge of supervising the construction of a skyscraper, when Donald Trump hired her in 1980.
7. According to a report by FOX NEWS U.S., dated November 03, 2013, real estate mogul Donald Trump had offered a prize money of $10,000 to a Buffalo bus driver who had stopped a young woman from jumping to her death. Trump Tweeted, "I love doing it when I see something wonderful like that. The bus driver who saved the woman from jumping off the bridge was a really cool, great guy. I'm going to send him 10-thousand dollars he deserves it!".
8. Donald Trump had sent across 200 of his own men to look for survivors in the wreckage of the Twin Towers that were attacked on September 11.