Donald Trump is a winner. Just ask him. He won’t boast about failed business ventures, but he also can’t deny them. This isn’t an attack on the guy running for POTUS. Clearly, he is running one of the craziest, most surreal and surprisingly successful campaigns in American political history. However, there’s another side to this coin boasting the bust of The Donald. Not everything goes as Donald plans—not even when he’s 100% sure something will be a wild success. Here are 12 examples of Donald Trump’s oopsies.
12. Trump Shuttle (Airlines)
In the late 1980s, The Donald decided he’d give the airline industry a go, and purchased a very successful commuter line, Easter Air Shuttle. The small airline offered east coast travel to Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City. At the time Donald purchased the airline, the company had enjoyed a solid, 27 year track record of simple, east coast link, with no frills and a fast, convenient, fairly priced commute. The Donald thought, “Hey, these east coasters are highfalutin, what they want is faux luxury.” So, Donald turned the airline into Trump Shuttle, painted big Ts on the tails, decked out the cabins with luxury materials, and even inlaid the bathrooms with gold and premium fixtures. Along with the increase in amenities came an increase in price. By 1992, Donald had defaulted on his loans and the airline went kaput.