Donald Trump tore up the rule book every time he opened his mouth

Donald Trump tore up the rule book every time he opened his mouth
Donald Trump when he starred in The American Apprentice in 2006 PIc: Getty

How the Donald got to say: ‘You’re fired!’

There is just a chance that Donald Trump has pulled off the biggest business coup of his life. Or more precisely, a three-card trick of staggering proportions and simplicity. Early in his tilt at the Republican nomination, he realised that as a political outsider, not in with the Republican establishment and with neither an organisation nor a history of political involvement, he was attempting the almost impossible. He was even being depicted as the joke candidate, the reality TV star with a ridiculous hairdo. A big ego out of his depth who had forgotten his place in the hierarchy of popular culture.

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