Donald Trump has made a second career out of having confident opinions, like Jack Lew being secretive based on his signature. PHOTO: Reuters
You know why it's great being Donald Trump? You said money, didn't you, and sure that's part of it. But no, here's the bigger thing: people will listen to Donald Trump no matter what he says. In fact, the more presposterous the better, after all, the man understands that he's an entertainer (at least I think he gets that). Trump, on Fox & Friends, offered up an analysis of Jack Lew, Obama's nominee to replace Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Trump had this to say:
“You know, I really actually do analyze handwriting. I think you can tell a lot about a person by their handwriting and his handwriting is not quite as bad as people think. It’s extremely secretive, and it shows he’s a very, very secretive person, unbelievably secretive, which of itself is interesting.”
“I think he has to develop a new signature, that’s one thing I can tell you, because that signature is amazing when you look at it.”
I must admit, I admire Trump's confidence. It takes a lot of cajones to give a personality assessment based on a few loops and announce it on national television. Then again, that's kind of Trump's gig right now, so maybe his take on Lew should come as no surprise.