First, you understand that investing itself, is a business. What do you think banks do? Seriously what do you think a bank does? Its entire business plan is determine what things to invest in, and what things to avoid, and what to pull the plug on, and what to invest more in, in hopes of a return. Second, there were numerous projects that Trump himself was directly involved in. Obviously the Apprentice is one. But several others include his projects in New York. I think you are just trying to find lame excuses to avoid giving him due credit.