Monday, September 07, 2020

Trump: Talk to the Waiters

Then he told a story about a friend who owned a popular restaurant whose revenues had been declining. The friend hired a consulting firm, paid them a lot of money, and implemented all their advice. Revenues continued to fall.

The frustrated and bewildered friend reported all this to Trump. “I told him,” the president said at our meeting, “‘You wasted your money. Talk to the waiters. Talk to the cooks. Talk to the busboys. They know. They know what’s working and what isn’t. They can help you fix this faster than any fancy consultants.’”

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Dan in Philly said...

I 100% agree with this sentiment, and that kind of common man appreciation is what I've always liked about Trump. It's what so many of his opponents just don't understand about him. He has more respect for the foreman than the architect.

Michael Wade said...


It's one of his strong points. I believe it comes from having to create things as opposed to giving speeches about creating things. You have to get close to the action.