His constant interruption with childish retorts, like "that makes me smart" when Ms. Clinton suggested that he pays no income tax is more evidence that he not only is an egotistic paranoid sociopath, but perhaps a cocaine user as well? In Trumps favorite form of communication, the Tweet, Howard Dean suggested the same thing, Cocaine.
There are so many things that made me yell out loud at the television last night but the most disturbing was a constant statement by Mr. Trump bragging about his "property". No matter what country or city was mentioned Trump's knee jerk response was, "I have property there." He said it so many times it struck me as quite dangerous. If he became President and there was some necessary action to be taken toward a country where "he has property" would his first thought be the good of the country or the value of his "property" in that other country. Since we will never see those tax returns of his we will never know for sure. However, if he considers that paying no taxes while making a billion dollars makes him "smart" then I suppose he considers Al Capone a fricken genius.
In fact as I listened to Trump last night he sounded more and more like a Mafia boss than a man who would be president. About NATO he said- we are protecting all these countries - they need to pay us for that. ( Mafia calls that protection money). Regarding trade from other countries he said, they need to pay us. (Mafia skimming off the top of the profits). On Iranian boats harassing our ships he would "blow them out of the water". (Mafia allows no disrespect for a made member).
Once again he sent hugs and kisses to Russia's Putin saying no one knows for sure who hacked into the Democratic computers. "Maybe it was the Russians, maybe it was a 400 pound guy sitting on a couch somewhere." The FBI has determined it was most likely Russian hackers who accomplished the hack, but facts are not anything that a Mafia Boss need to be concerned with.
Trump is an aged spoiled brat who has been able to buy anything he wanted, no matter who he had to stiff to get it. Trump is the poster boy for the 1% who control most of the wealth in the country and his proposals of lowering those "job creators" tax rates is the old "trickle down theory". Trickle down doesn't work, never will in this country. He admitted he thought it was smart not to pay taxes, why would it be smart to pay any of his workers a decent wage, or in some cases even the wage he contracted to pay them for their work.
The deal is... I am just wasting my time talking about how dangerous, stupid, ill-prepared, destructive and racist Donald Trump is. Those who think that a person with his lack of intellectual curiosity is what America needs will never be smart enough to see through his bull shit. If there are enough sheep around for Donald to sheer and he actually wins the Presidency, I will get no pleasure in writing a plethora of "I told you so" blogs. That assumes he doesn't push us into a thermo-nuclear war before I get the chance to write them.
There are real issues about where the loyalties of a President Trump would lie. (I use the word "lie" in both its contexts). Often the interests of the Nation are greater than the biggest corporation in the Nation, and may even be at odds with corporate rationale. I have no doubt he will think like a "business man" first and "president" second. That is the very platform he is running on. He is going to treat America like it was one of his casino's. For those who think America needs a "business man" at the helm, why don't you get a "business man" to perform your next surgery. America is more like a Non-profit Organization than a publicly held corporation. Based solely upon his ability to run his own non-profit, it is not something Trump is very good at.
I have sworn off political posts, and will again after this one. I just can't get past the idea that the America I see every day is too kind, too intellectual, too progressive and too good to fall for the kind of hateful, uninformed, narcissistic rhetoric that Donald Trump spews. I remain totally baffled.
As you were,