Michael Gove, columnist for The Times, and Kai Diekmann, former chief editor of the German newspaper Bild, interviewed Donald Trump. During the long interview, they also asked him a simple question, or at least it would be simple for most of the people on this globe.
The question was: Do you have any models — are there heroes that you steer by — people you look up to from the past?
And Donald Trump's answer:
"Well, I don't like heroes, I don't like the concept of heroes, the concept of heroes is never great, but certainly you can respect certain people and certainly there are certain people - but I've learnt a lot from my father - my father was a builder in Brooklyn and Queens - he did houses and housing and I learnt a lot about negotiation from my father - although I also think negotiation is a natural trait, I don't think you can, you either have it or you don't, you get better at it but basically, the people that I know who are great negotiators or great salesmen or great politicians, it's very natural, very natural ... I got a letter from somebody, their congressman, they said what you've done is amazing because you were never a politician and you beat all the politicians. He said they added it up - when I was three months into the campaign, they added it up - I had three months of experience and the 17 guys I was running against, the Republicans, had 236 years – ya know when you add 20 years and 30 years - so I was three months they were 236 years - so it's sort of a funny article but I believe it's like hitting a baseball or being a good golfer - natural ability, to me, is much more important to me than experience and experience is a great thing - I think it's a great thing - but I learnt a lot from my father in terms of leadership.
So now we all know a lot more about Trump and his heroes. Do we?