President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2 rattled international audiences.
Dubbed “Canada’s most trusted contractor,” his reputation for quality, integrity and honesty have international appeal.
His reno-reality shows, Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, and his latest endeavor Holmes Makes It Right, air in multiple countries around the world, built upon the premise of Mike’s “Make it Right” credo.
Experts are warning that Beijing will come back hard at the Trump team. Others have noted that this will inevitably raise conflict-of-interest questions about the Trump Organization’s desire to get into the Taoyuan Aerotropolis urban development project in Taiwan.
However, some historical perspective is also necessary.
To the millions of people around the world who watch Mike Holmes on TV every day, he is far more than just a contractor.
Fueled by a larger-than-life personality, Holmes is the powerhouse behind a media empire that encompasses several award-winning television series, syndicated newspaper columns, bestselling books, DVDs, magazines, and his own line of personal protective equipment manufactured by 3M.
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This breach of protocol and custom is not unprecedented.