Heidi Cruz Is More Qualified to Be President Than Donald Trump

Source: Daily Beast | March 24, 2016 | Olivia Nuzzi

She’s worked in the White House and on Wall Street. He tweets misogynist memes. Who would you want in the Oval Office?


She was raised in San Luis Obispo, California. Unlike Trump, she didn’t inherit a fortune or business from her father. Hers was a dentist and missionary.

According to The Washington Post, she knew at the age of 8 that she liked politics, following a vacation to Washington, and a few years later, she decided she would one day attend Harvard Business School. In high school, when she ran for class president, her slogan was, “Heidi Nelson, the auspicious choice.”

Trump, for his part, once gave his elementary school music teacher a black eye when he threw an eraser, according to Never Enough, a biography published in 2015.

Heidi got her B.A. in economics and international relations from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s the following year in European business from the Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels. Five years later, she received the MBA from Harvard Business School.

After Harvard, Heidi worked for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign as an economic policy aide, which is where she met Ted.

Trump moved to New York City after his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania’s business school. He started off with a personal net worth of $200,000 (the equivalent of $1.4 million today), according to what he wrote in his first book, The Art of the Deal. At the time, his father, the real estate developer Fred Trump, had a business worth $200 million. (How much Fred gave Donald at the start of his career is a matter of some debate, but it is in the millions.) Upon his arrival in Manhattan, Trump started going to Le Club, a glitzy nightclub, and associating with a lawyer who introduced him to mobsters as he got his start in real estate.

By 2003, Heidi was employed by the National Security Council as the director of Western Hemisphere. She reported directly to then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

Meanwhile, Trump’s governmental experience consists of having donated handsomely to powerful politicians, notably the Clintons, and also once he sued the county of Palm Beach for $100 million because he thought the airplanes flying over his property were too loud.

Heidi eventually followed Ted to Texas, where he was rising in the ranks in politics, and joined the private sector with Merrill Lynch.

By 2005, she already had a wealth of experience in the business sector and in government, at home and abroad—a more diverse range of experiences than, say, a certain Manhattan marketer and real estate man. Then she experienced a bout of depression that culminated with an Austin police finding her distraught and sitting near an expressway, according to a police report obtained by BuzzFeed News, but she soon bounced back, landing at Goldman Sachs and climbing the ranks to vice president in Houston. By 2012, just after her husband was elected to the United States Senate, she was promoted to managing director. She’s taken leave from her job to help Ted campaign.

Trump, who claims to be a billionaire but is so sensitive to claims to the contrary that he is known to threaten to sue anyone who questions his wealth, has filed for bankruptcy four times. He boasts a graveyard of failed Trump products—from steaks to vodkas to certain Atlantic City casinos—but The Apprentice, his reality show, was extremely popular.


….. but it’s perhaps clearest in the context of his feud with Heidi Cruz, a woman who has had success in business, overcome obstacles in her personal life and, as far as anyone is aware, has never boasted about the size of her penis on a debate stage.

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    Worth repeating: “Heidi Cruz Is More Qualified to Be President Than Donald Trump.”

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