Saturday, April 15, 2017

Trump's Big CON: The Con Man is Exposed

UPDATE IV:  Will the Con Man be impeached?

"Trump has repeatedly, as a businessman, flouted the law. He kind of began his career by getting in trouble with the Department of Justice, which had a very strong case against him that he’d broken the Fair Housing Act. Reporting indicated that he’d broken the Cuban embargo in the 1990s, when that was a serious crime. Reporting also indicated that he had broken laws with respect to the employment of illegal immigrants, ironically contradicting his own campaign, and there are certainly laws that he could now break, for example, laws that ban torture.

Over the course of his entire business career, he has a pattern of playing fast and loose with the law, and letting statutes of limitations run out, settling cases, protracting lawsuits, walking away from failed deals. He also has a pattern and practice of not telling the truth. That is not just something that started when he was a candidate.

His overriding pattern is Donald Trump first, and nothing else matters nearly as much. And when you’re not president, you can get away with that, you can walk away from things. But as president, you can’t. You are accountable for what you do and for what you say. And what is the ultimate accountability for a president? That accountability is impeachment." [Emphasis added]

Read the Washington Post, ‘Prediction professor’ lays out eight reasons Trump could be impeached.

UPDATE III:  As noted before, Trump is a Psycho-Narcissistic Con Man.

Who gave this man power?

Read the Washington Post, Trump appears dazzled by being able to bomb Syria over dessert.

UPDATE II:  "On Wednesday, President Trump took to Twitter to inform Americans about how his administration was doing:

Donald J. Trump

One by one we are keeping our promises - on the border, on energy, on jobs, on regulations. Big changes are happening!
6:10 PM - 12 Apr 2017

This whole 'keeping our promises' theme is pretty interesting, because a lot of other things happened that suggest Trump might be in error. Here’s a sampling of the past 24 hours:

    OMB Director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC’s John Harwood in response to a question about Trump’s promise to eliminate the national debt, “it’s fairly safe to assume that was hyperbole. I’m not going to be able to pay off $20 trillion worth of debt in four years.”

    Trump told the Wall Street Journal that in a 10 minute conversation, Chinese President Xi Jinping had changed Trump’s mind on the leverage China could exercise over North Korea.

    Trump also told the Journal that he would not label China as a currency manipulator;

    Trump then told the Journal that he wants to keep the Export-Import Bank that he pledged to cut as a candidate

    After saying throughout his campaign that NATO was obsolete, Trump reversed course and said it was not obsolete at a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Moscow and said that “there is a low level of trust between our countries,” which seems at odds with Trump’s campaign rhetoric about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Again, let me stress that all of this happened within the past 24 hours alone.

As CNN put it, 'Within a few hours of extraordinary political shape-shifting, President Donald Trump abandoned stances that were at the bedrock of his establishment-bashing campaign.'"

Read the Washington Post, Trump fought the Blob and the Blob won. Why?

UPDATE: The Donald now realizes that reality sucks.

Recently he "remarked on a couple of occasions (health care, North Korea) that things are more complicated than he realized. The easiest solution to all of it is to tack to the middle. And if Bannon is sidelined — either officially or just has less power — the voices pushing Trump toward the middle could certainly be more successful in getting him there. Trump's policies are certainly malleable. "

Read the Washington Post, Is Trump flip-flopping toward the middle?

So many lies, so little time to refudiate.

Read the Washington Post:

Trump backs off fiscal pledges and adopts centrist policies that he once fought;

Trump on NATO: ‘I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.’;

Trump says he will not label China currency manipulator, reversing campaign promise;

3 big ways Trump is starting to sound like Obama on the economy.
No one should be surprised.

The Donald is clueless, willful ignorant, inept, habitually dishonest, unpleasant, and arrogant.

In other words, he’s a loser.