My early impression: He's got some scalding rhetoric and a few interesting ideas.
However, "The Donald" has already dropped a lead bomb by suggesting the US default on its debt. He would never propose such an idea if knew that 60% of the debt, according to the US Treasury, is owned by Americans in Social Security, military funds, pension funds, mutual funds, etc. Defaulting on our own debt would be akin to shooting one's self in the foot with a nuclear bomb. He apparently thinks China is the biggest US debt holder and that this would be a good way of screwing them when it would end up being a hands on the ankles moment for most every American. It's actually the US that holds a majority of its debt. (ponzi). He may be a businessman, but he clearly doesn't understand that the US can't simply file for bankruptcy as he has done for some of his businesses in the past. He has a sullied financial legacy in my book.
I'm still open minded, however (since it's early in the 2012 game), but Trump's default on the debt talk has been pretty dumb and simply betrays the arrogance of an elite who will say anything to feed his need for adulation and to eventually get votes should he really run. I think it's a stretch to say that he's telling it like it is. He's telling it like it is in "Donald's World", which just might be a little different from the world in which we live.
If you want a businessman in the White House, think a guy by the name of Herman Cain.
Can't wait to see how many subscribers I lose Monday when this is auto emailed to them. Woo Hoo.