Dennis J. Kucinich

Why is Trump running for president?

Why is Trump running for president?

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has informed the Federal Election Commission, as required of presidential candidates, that he is worth more than $10 billion. It appears what his campaign is largely about is embellishing his name and brand, not only for fame, but for profit as well.

According to a Washington Post investigation into his wealth, Mr. Trump has turned his name into a cash cow for which many other investors have been willing to pay millions just to hang it on their properties.

Exhibit A is a Post story about the Trump International Golf Club in Puerto Rico. Although the club has filed for bankruptcy, the story says, Mr. Trump "put no money down but took a cut in...