President Con Man

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“I believe that Trump University was a fraudulent scheme, and that it preyed upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money.”

So said Mr. Schnackenberg, formerly a Trump University Sales Manager, before the business, like so many other Trump businesses, went bust.

This morning I did this for my Instagram feed. The caption text got so long I decided to use it for a blog. This one.

There was a blog idea about fish too, after reading an article that Beijing supermarkets had removed all fresh fish from the stores, so stay tuned for that.

But back to President Con man;

The data used is referenced from articles published by The New York Times and Fortune magazine, written by real journalists.

The photo used in the graphic appeared in The New York Times. The photographer is Ramin Talaie/Corbis, via Getty Images.

Other reports stated that all the lawsuits together could have cost Trump $175 million if he lost, but I was not able to confirm that amount.

Meanwhile, only 2 weeks after he was elected, Trump has dropped most of his campaign promises while appointing billionaire establishment elite to his cabinet and to run federal government agencies.

No wall will be built.

Obamacare will not be repealed.

Undocumented immigrants will not be rounded up and deported.

Climate change will be considered with an open mind.

Hillary will not be put in jail.

Muslims will not be banned from entering the United States.

American Muslims, well, they might still have to be put into a national registry.

And the Trump University scam was settled out of court, but in a way that Trump can still honestly say that he beat the system at the cost of Americans who trusted him.

The Trump supporters don’t seem to be demonstrating just yet. I’ll have to look into that more closely.

It’s possible that they will be happy as long as Trump appoints a Supreme Court Justice who can help reverse Roe v Wade.

After all, that is the only plausible reason why they love him so, in spite of his litany of sins.

Am I wrong?

 

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2 thoughts on “President Con Man

  1. Hello. “Are you wrong?” What about all the hate & vitriol coming from white Nationalist and the Alt-Right? Can the con-man stop that? Trump unleashed a con-man can-of-worms nobody can put back in. It’s all very deplorable!

    Thanks for the moderation.

    • zobop: Before I write anything else I must thank you for reminding me about Nina Simone. Yeah, after reading your 17 November blog ‘The Elitist Left & the Alt-Right: Throw them all under the bus’ I saw the YouTube for ‘Mississippi Goddam’, watched the Netflix Documentary that’s been on my list for weeks, ”What Happened, Miss Simone’. Since then I also discovered her song ‘Revolution’ and decided to revisit Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’.
      So, where was I?
      I reckon that the majority of the White Nationalist/Supremacy mob is also keen to see Roe v. Wade reversed – so even if Trump continues to backpedal on all his campaign promises, if he keeps Grand Wizard Steve Bannon in the White House office next door to his own, and appoints Supreme Court Justices that will pave the way towards banning abortions in the United States, they probably will remain loyal deplorables.
      Can the energy seen in the initial anti-Trump protests be maintained to impact the 2018 midterms and 2020 general election? I hope so, otherwise the damage already done will be very hard to undue.
      While the 2nd Amendment will be protected by the GOP Trump will try to throw the 1st Amendment under the bus.
      We cannot allow that to happen.
      We need some real protest singers to follow the examples of Simone and Scott-Heron to unite, educate and empower the Trump resistance movement.
      Some real protest singers, and a lot more; Like determined journalists taking their jobs seriously, in the spirit of Woodward and Bernstein.
      The violence on the Killing Fields must be stopped.
      After joking about Donald’s shortcomings prior to the election, thinking that a Trump victory was impossible, I have now changed my approach to focus on his hypocrisies and other deplorable actions, because that parody joke isn’t funny anymore.
      The soon to be cad-in-chief must be exposed as the dangerous, reckless fool, idiot, cretin, moron, dolt, halfwit, ass, dunce, dullard, simpleton, nincompoop, blockhead, ignoramus, clod, dope, thickhead, ninny, chump, dimwit, dummy, jackass, bonehead, fathead, numbskull, dunderhead, airhead, pinhead, lamebrain, pea-brain, birdbrain, dipstick, dipshit, nitwit, twit, muppet, prat, pillock, wally, bozo, dufus, knobhead, asshat that he is.
      I am happy to support that effort.
      We can do this.
      Goddam.

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