Donald Trump took the opportunity at his press conference last night to rebut Mitt Romney’s list of failed Trump brand products by displaying them on stage. It made for a nice photo op.
Only it was all so blatantly false and misrepresented that anyone willing to look beyond the surface would find Romney’s words confirmed.
The Trump steaks is the most embarrassing example, a close up reveals the “Bush Brothers” brand.
There’s nothing wrong with trying something and failing, we call it entrepreneurship. We celebrate those who dream big, take a chance and work hard to succeed.
We revere the risk taker so much that we allow those who don’t succeed to declare bankruptcy and walk away from their failed businesses while protecting their personal assets.
What we don’t like is someone who can’t admit the occasional mistake or suffering a setback or two on the way to success. Inability to accept failure appears to be a serious personality flaw.