I despise the man but I do not to underestimate him anymore or his cult followers.
I am sticking with the basics on why I think ‘Orange Julius’ is a one termer because – it’s the economy stupid!
For a good take on his stupidity and the economy that will likely cost him a second term I liked this piece. I actually subscribed to read a little more. This riff was dead on….
In a country that’s known for entrepreneurial self-made billionaires such as Mike Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett, Trump is best known for inheriting his wealth and blowing it.
Looking at his other claim to fame—as a reality TV star—it’s easy to make the case that Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are both smarter business people. And in the world of TV as a whole, there’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is more talented, more empathetic—and far more successful in business.
The truth is, Trump has always been the stupid person’s idea of a successful businessman, complete with his gold toilet and his collection of trophy wives and girlfriends. After his TV show made him famous, his willingness to go full racist as a political candidate made him the acceptable, business-suited face of the alt-right. When he became the “family values” GOP’s adulterous, pussy-grabbing nominee, the party grudgingly rallied behind him in a last-gasp battle waged by conservative white male boomers desperate to retain their hold on power.
Back in 2016, it seemed that Trump’s real ambition was to build his mailing list and become fat and unhappy in the conservative grifter mold of Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee, with perhaps a Trump TV network added to the mix in partnership with his disgraced, now-deceased pervert pal Roger Ailes.
As the face of conservative opposition to President Hillary Clinton, Trump could have spent the last three-plus years building a nice profitable business without even having to launder money for international criminals and mobsters. Unfortunately, Robert Mercer (along with his employees Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway) and Vladimir Putin had bigger plans for him.
So instead of Trump moving his shameless hustles from the general market to the conservative griftosphere, the unthinkable happened: The former figurehead of a corrupt fake University… the perennial loser more famous for his multiple bankruptcies than for ever building a successful business… the idiot who couldn’t even make money running a casino… was put in charge of the world’s biggest economy without having the slightest clue what that meant or what to do.
Three and a half years later, we are seeing the results: Trump’s abject stupidity has led America into a complete and utter economic disaster.
Anyhooooo…I was texting with a friend in DC and he said Trump is in the middle of a pivot. In the last week he has changed campaign managers, promotes himself in a mask and resurrected CoVID briefings. The big question is if the pivot is five months too late.
Gold and silver are starting to soar and the Russell 2000 is a mess:
He can package it any way he likes but so far he has no plan other than signing checks and passing responsibility to the states while we are under attack from a virus.