Virgin Airlines owner Richard Branson and Donald Trump share a lot in common. They are both billionaires. They both have great influence and sway in the world. In fact, both of them had homes destroyed this week by Hurricane Irma.
As reported in MarketWatch:An 11-bedroom mansion owned by President Donald Trump on the Caribbean island of St. Martin is reported to have been torn apart by Hurricane Irma, while the luxury home of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands was also destroyed.
But while the two might seem comparable on paper, they couldn’t be further apart in almost any other way. Perhaps most obvious is politically, where Branson’s distaste for Donald Trump has led to one of his most powerful condemnations yet.
Branson characterizes the first two months of the Trump presidency as “disastrous,” and says that Donald Trump is “an embarrassment to the world.”
“I’ve found it rather an embarrassment for the world to have an individual running America who does not speak the truth all the time, who tries to, instead of opening borders to immigrants, has made it really difficult to get in to America, and the list goes on and on and on.”
He added that while he believes a brilliant-minded business man isn’t necessarily a bad choice for president, Trump isn’t the right guy.
“There are a lot of great business leaders like [Michael] Bloomberg who would have been great presidents of America. I think Trump is the one businessperson I know who is certainly not the right person to be running a great country like America. The first days in office have been so disastrous that I think the chances of it lasting more than one term are extremely unlikely and I think that’s the only saving grace about the way he’s behaving at the moment.”