Richard Branson humiliates Donald Trump by publishing old letters between them
He's got white blonde hair, he's always on TV, and he's a billionaire. No, it's not Donald Trump, it's Richard Branson - but he's got a thing or two to say about the current President of the USA.
The founder of Virgin has spoken out yet again to publicly slam President Trump, as part of an ongoing feud between the pair. In the latest instalment of the saga, Branson has published a letter he received from the former The Apprentice host in 2004.
Excerpts from the letter show Trump attempting to degrade Branson, who is widely regarded as the most successful businessman in the world. His comments come after Branson launched a TV show, The Rebel Billionaire: Branson’s Quest for the Best, which had a similar format to Trump's own business-based entertainment.
Here is just a small part of it:
'At least your dismal ratings can now allow you to concentrate on your airline which, I am sure, needs every ounce of your energy. It is obviously a terrible business and I can’t imagine, with fuel prices etc, that you can be doing any better in it than anyone else.
'Like television, you should try to get out the airline business too, as soon as possible! Actually, I wonder out loud how you can be anywhere close to a billionaire and be in that business. Perhaps the title of your show, The Rebel Billionaire, is misleading?
'In any event, do not use me to promote your rapidly sinking show – you are a big boy, try doing it yourself!'
Wow, that was actually pretty articulate for Trump.
Regardless, the letter still makes the President look a tiny bit foolish - especially considering that he has been declared bankrupt a number of times, whereas Branson's company is still growing and thriving over thirteen years after this was written. Oh, he's also the 23rd richest man in the world - and he's worth around £4.9 billion ($6.5 billion).
Their dislike of one another has not subsided at all over the last decade, either. Most recently, Branson called out Trump in a radio interview, calling him a liar and an embarrassment:
'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 also said:
'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.'
But this comes as no surprise from the man who wrote a blog post begging people not to vote for Trump shortly before the 2016 election. 'What concerns me most, based upon my personal experiences with Donald Trump,' he said in the post, 'is his vindictive streak, which could be so dangerous if he got into the White House.'
It seems that Donald Trump has a habit of making enemies. Hopefully, he won't let that cloud his judgement when it comes to doing what's best for the country.