Soon after it was reported that Donald Trump had lost his first televised Presidential debate, people began to ask whether the Republican nominee was on the verge of defeat. But since then he has not only won the second debate, he has also surmounted a sexual assault scandal that would have put most politician’s careers to bed. To celebrate the fact that nothing seems to put this man down, we’ve discovered the definitive reasons that The Donald’s not for quitting.
1: business men from the 80s never do
If we have learned anything from watching the Wolf of Wall Street or Gordon Gecko films, its that if you want to be successful you refuse to give up on anything – even if that means total ruin.
2: he really doesn’t like Hillary
At a recent press conference, The Donald said that he was surprised to see Bernie Sanders ‘sign up with the devil’, adding that Hillary had ‘tremendous hate in her heart’. He also threatened her with a special investigation by the attorney general if he won.
3: he’s too invested
Too big to fail applies to more than just the future President’s ego. It also apples to the investment he made in his presidential campaign. When you have spent a princely $115 million just getting to polling day, it’s safe to say that there is no going back.
4: he’s enjoying it
Whatever your opinion of the man, one thing you can’t deny is that he looks as though he is really enjoying himself. Finally hitting his stride in the second televised debate format (after a loss in the first), Donald has once again started to Trump his own horn – and is there anything he enjoys more than trumping his own horn?
5: he’s winning
In the polls Trump might look more like a plucky contender than a presidential hopeful, down against Hillary by as much as 5 to 11% Exit poll data has been out by a factor of in the past.
6: Trump dynasty
With 5 heirs and heiresses, four of whom have given speeches at the Republican National Committee, the Trump family have quickly become a media trained political dynasty. It is undoubtedly a tantalising ambition that the Trump name could one day become as synonymous with political greatness as Bush, Kennedy, and Kim Jong.
7: he didn’t give up on the casino business
Trump has seen not one, but four of his casinos file for bankruptcy. And even then he didn’t give up right away. He continues to this day to talk proudly about how much money he made from the businesses and how he betted big and outwitted Wall Street banker types in Atlantic City.
8: his fans can be terrifying
If you have ever been to one of his rallies, you will know that a small minority of his fans are, to put it mildly, terrifying. Were he to quit, many of his most passionate supporters would turn from being excited to enraged. That said, some of his followers have actually told him to retire, citing a conspiracy theory that the election is already “rigged”.
9: he can’t be stopped
He is teflon-Trump. Who else could have demanded to see Obama’s birth certificate, claimed that every female member of the Apprentice flirted with him, and said: ‘if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her’? Even his recent blushes over his “locker room talk” about grabbing parts of a women’s anatomy haven’t slowed him down.
10: he genuinely believes he is right
His policies are incredibly popular with voters who feel that they have been misrepresented. He has touched a nerve with people looking for something more understandable from their politicians. At the beginning of his campaign Trump may have made a name for himself by saying things for effect, but by now he has more than proven that like many of the world’s great narcissists, he genuinely believes what he says – whatever that might be.