Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Donald Trump supporters thinking twice?

Salon points out that Donald Trump followers have never really cared that he is "a liar and a cheat." That, in itself, identifies the profile of these minions. And they would follow him right off the end of a cliff. The piece by Amanda Marcotte says, "The evidence of Trump's sociopathic disregard for business ethics, or any ethics at all, is overwhelming."
Trump cheated people who worked for him, finding ways to refuse to pay them. He spent decades engaged in tax fraud, reaping hundreds of millions through the process. Trump's claims to be a billionaire appear the inverse of reality, where he was a billion dollars in the red, making him the photonegative of a billionaire. Trump University was a scam, described in court as preying "upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money." Trump's supposed charitable foundation was also a scam that faked giving to worthy causes but operated largely as a way for Trump to pay bribes and pay down his personal debts with other people's money. Trump's real estate business was drowning in fraud, with the entire family engaging in practices that should have resulted in criminal charges, such as lying to potential buyers about how well their condos were selling.
The above is an aggregate of some of the most egregious acts of a card-carrying con artist. It is, however, the regular behavior of the one who sits in the Oval Office of the White House. And, after almost four years, I am proud to say that I have never called this buffoon "President." Marcotte adds...
"There are easily a dozen more examples of the various ways that Trump has shamelessly lied, distorted numbers, cheated other people and generally committed fraud with the ease most of us would pour a cup of coffee. It was inevitable that he would do the same thing as president — but with the coronavirus statistics, that has turned deadly."
Donald Trump will go down in history as the worst, certainly, most corrupt and incompetent president the United States has ever had. I just hope Joe Biden is up to the job ahead of him to pick up the shambles of the Trump administration and cure the U.S. of the Trump stigma.


MR. PRESIDENT: If you look frail, if you talk frail, and if you walk frail, you must be frail...

      ...too frail to lead this country for another four years. I know, we all know, what you are afraid of; the lunatic who could win the ...