Re: Conclusive proof
Obviously, this thread is getting away from the ornament itself (meh), but I have always wondered at the assertion that Trump being very wealthy is proof that he can't/won't be swayed by financial interests.
Personally, I don't have too strong an opinion one way or the other. BUT, I think it should be patently obvious that an equally valid argument can be made that someone like Trump got so rich be valuing financial reward very highly.
Whenever he has been challenged with his alleged business failures, these have been re-framed to show how smart he is at making money. It is a matter of fact that investors in certain of Trump's ventures have lost rather a lot of money while Trump protected himself or actually made money.
This may indeed be very clever, business-wise. But it does not go to show that his wealth makes him not care about financial benefits.
So, while I understand the argument that Trump's existing wealth is evidence that he won't seek wealth as President, the converse cannot be discounted: that he will seek to enrich himself while president because his life has been the pursuit of exactly that.