This isn’t being a smart business person — it’s being a bully.
During the first debate, wherein Hillary Clinton called Donald out on not paying contractors — specifically, an architect who was sitting in the audience — he responded with “Maybe he didn’t do a good job.”
Andrew Tesoro was stiffed out of $100,000 for the project — work that Donald himself referred to in a recommendation letter to the owner of the firm.
Tesoro read from it on-air live on MSNBC the next day, Donald did not say that the firm didn’t do a good job — at all. (And yes, this was after the project was finished in 2006).
Mr. Tesoro is a fine architect with imagination and spirit … [the building] has magnificent porches and balconies. Andrew Tesoro is a dedicated, enthusiastic, talented, and solid professional. He did a great job for me, and I heartily recommend him to anyone who may need the services of a top-notch architect.”
Is this how you treat small businesses?
Apparently, in Donald’s world, yes.