I should preface by saying that this is not a political endorsement of any kind.
Regency is, and will always be about caring for patients, not running for elected office, or promoting those who do.
Rather, my supposition is based upon an entirely different observation.
It is also an entirely personal and subjective observation, without any first hand knowledge, empirical data or confirmation from the subject(s) to support.
For those of you who are following current politics, you will recall that recently, just hours after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump a “jackass,” Trump retaliated by reading Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number into the microphone during a speech in South Carolina.
“[Graham] said, ‘Can you mention my name?’ I say, ‘Yes I will.’ And he gave me his number,” Trump said. “And I found the card. I wrote the number down. I don’t know if it’s the right number. Let’s try it.”
Trump then read the number — which a representative from Graham’s Senate office confirmed to ABC News is Graham’s cell phone.
It was an awesome and creative display from Trump (I thought).
Well, it didn’t take long for the Liberal website, Gawker, to retaliate by posting this message on 8/3/2015:
“Last month, American reality show entertainer turned American political system entertainer Donald Trump publicized presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell number, urging his supporters to “try it.” In the spirit of open and fair political debate, we now bring you Trump’s number.”
They then proceeded to publicize one of Trump’s cellphone numbers and included this photo below:
So how did “The Donald” respond?
Here is how:
He completely turned the tables on Gawker and changed his voicemail this morning (and his exploit is now all the rage on all of the news networks and media outlets)!
Call his cellphone number above and this is the message you’ll get:
“Hi, this is Donald Trump and I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America,” he says on the recording. “With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again! Visit me at twitter @realDonaldTrump and check out my campaign website at http://www.donaldtrump.com Hope to see you on the campaign trail, we’re going to do it!”
When I heard what Trump pulled off here, by ingeniously and creatively capitalizing on a difficult situation and turning it instead into a unique opportunity which others would have overlooked (or worse, been swallowed by), I immediately thought of Regency Founder, Mr. David Gross.
Such creative thinking is right out of his playbook.
For those of you who know the man, you know I exaggerate not one, single, iota.