I never thought I'd say this, but Donald Trump has excellent taste.
He is, correctly, trashing Daniel Libeskind's sickeningly defeatist plan to sully the site of the former World Trade Center with a spindly, skeletal "Freedom Tower" and a cluster of stumpy, jagged buildings that look like they've had their tops sliced off with a knife all surrounding the naked "footprints" of the original towers, left exposed like gaping wounds:
I have long considered Trump to be a crass, classless opportunist who also appears to have a remarkable knack for managing his businesses straight into bankruptcy. But in his bravado and his chutzpah, he embodies the spirit of New York. And he is finally saying what has needed saying for several years, ever since Governor Pataki rammed through Libeskind's pathetic excuse for a design. I only hope site developer Larry Silverstein has the good sense to listen.