Journalist Ferial Haffajee says “Yes.” Gayton McKenzie, the self-described millionaire and former bank robber says “No.” And, he adds, “Only a man who understands what poverty is is able to overcome the challenge it poses since he knows – intimately – his enemy.”
While trying to answer this question in 2012, Haffajee confidently wrote: “Donald Trump has tried to run for US president from time to time. Despite his popularity, he always fails. He just doesn’t have the muscle born from years of political struggle.” You can do a look 20/20 (re)reading of his reasons, in the Power Money Sex Reader.
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