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Finally!  An article that gets to the Genius that is Donald J. Trump.

I'm sure that first line is going to resonate with some of our friends on Oil Price, and I'm equally sure it is going to enrage others.  The point is: Compared to the Democrat side of the aisle, it doesn't take much to be considered a genius, even though Trump is one of a higher scale.  It's been said that there is a whole lot of low-hanging fruit in Washington, that only a business oriented person could identify and pick.  Well, Donald J. Trump has a large fruit cart and is having a ball doing the picking.  Read on:

The Political Genius of Donald Trump

The word ‘genius’ is not often appended to Donald Trump, except perhaps by himself, but he has demonstrated since early 2016 that he does indeed have a rare political genius.  A man not given to modesty, President Trump can rightfully claim he embodies the American ideal of an assured sense of purpose that comes from totally believing in one’s own greatness.  His campaign slogan of 2016 -- “Make America Great Again” -- was as much about his own greatness rubbing off on America as it was about America’s destiny.  

It is precisely this quality of character that has enabled Trump to be what he has become:  the current symbol of the greatness that America once was and is already becoming again.  But what is most impressive about Trump the man is something that would be a weakness in any other.  He delights in fighting -- with unflagging energy -- the messy tactical engagements his political enemies force upon him, which would overwhelm a weaker man.  But through all this Trump, the president has been implementing his political strategy as if the constant skirmishes with those trying to unseat him are a mere inconvenience. It is his opponents who are exhausting themselves, whilst seemingly making no dents in his armor, as he continues towards his goal.

So preoccupied with destroying Trump has the Democratic Party been since 2016 that their only success is their own survival.  But the party is even more disunited than in 2016 and is having to downplay the extremism of a younger generation of neo-Marxist activists pushing policies ever leftwards in a way that is alien to most Americans.

Paradoxically, their latest presidential candidate looks as if he has just wandered out of a retirement home with an idea of what he’d like for lunch but no idea of how to get to the dining room.  And along with all this comes nothing but the same old empty promises:  more welfare, more minority rights, more social justice, more multicultural harmony.  The usual combative rhetoric of social conflict and fighting injustice gives the game away.  In reality, all the Democrats have to offer ordinary Americans is more social strife, more crime, more state interference, and higher taxes.

The Democrats have run out of ideas.  And it’s Trump who has done this to them, albeit with their unwitting collusion.  He has made himself seem such an irresistible target to take down that they’ve expended too much political capital on keeping him in their sights.  Constant -- and highly personal -- campaigns of ridicule and denunciation have been combined with obstruction of his policies, and harassment of his appointees and supporters.  And while they’ve been doing all this, the Democrats have neglected vital strategic issues, such as how to present a winning message to the electorate later this year.   They’ve been Trumped.  By a political genius.

The roots of Trump’s political genius lie in his highly unorthodox approach to public life.  He has enjoyed careers as a property developer, a business entrepreneur, a game-show host and a high-profile member of America’s business elite.  For decades he supported the Democrats, contributing millions of dollars to their funds and donating to charitable causes associated with them.  Throughout all this he has exhibited the same mixture of bombast, braggadocio, and brashness.  And a directness of expression that offers no room for confusion as to his intentions. 

None of these qualities appear to be an advantage to anyone considering a political career.  When he decided that his only remaining ambition was to run for president, the Democrats all but laughed in his face.  A man such as Donald Trump does not take that kind of treatment lightly.  But when he then appeared as a Republican presidential hopeful, they still mocked him.  How could a man such as Donald Trump possibly win the presidency?  They should have heeded Lao Tzu: There is no greater danger than under-estimating your opponent.  Trump has a genius for getting people to under-estimate him.  And he is still doing it.

As the campaign season gets underway in the coming weeks the mudslinging from the Democrats will get messier, but they are now at an even greater disadvantage than they were in 2016.  Back then, Trump -- having been one of them for decades -- knew exactly how their minds worked and what their weaknesses were.  When Hillary Clinton started treating him in the public debates as if he were a simpleton in the presence of greatness, his ripostes were brutal and hit the mark.  The Clinton campaign crumbled into irrelevance, even as Clinton herself became ever more strident and more obviously condescending to supporters and opponents alike.

Donald Trump was victorious in 2016 because he successfully challenged the complacency of the entire political elite of America.  He talked directly to the concerns and aspirations of the ordinary people of America and especially middle-America, fly-over country, people long ignored and at times scorned as “rubes” by the bourgeois-bohemian well-heeled coastal metropolitan elite to whom the idea of Trump-as-president seemed like a bad dream.  And the more they scorned him, the more the people of middle-America loved him.  By the time Clinton made her “basket of deplorables” jibe they were happy to seize on it and started wearing T-shirts announcing their “deplorable” status.  Trump had even got Clinton inventing campaign slogans for him!  Genius.  And yet, with almost all the mainstream media on her side, and most opinion polls predicting a landslide, Clinton still expected to win.  Trump proved them all wrong.  They should have heeded Lao Tzu.

This year Trump has a track-record in power to campaign on, and he won’t be worried by his current poor showing in the opinion polls.  He’s been there before, at the same stage in his first campaign.  He will already be prepared for the negative campaigning the Democrats will fall into very early on.  The problem with negative campaigning is that it can come to dominate all the other messages, which was what happened in 2016.  This time is likely to be no different. 

Trump is not a humble man, and doesn’t like admitting mistakes, and he has made a few, but then all great men do.  Great men are only human, after all.   But even this Trump turns to his advantage: not dwelling on past mistakes enables total focus on the next challenge, the next hill to climb, the next victory to be won.  Trump is very focused.

Donald Trump is into winning, and if enough people in America believe he will take them with him to the top, they’ll vote for him.  And he’s also very good at getting those who feel let down by the Democrat party to believe in him.  He knows how they feel, because the Democrats let him down by not believing in him.  And he knows how the Democrat party works, and what its weaknesses are.  He knows the right messages to send out, and he knows what messages work best.  And, above all, he knows what middle-America wants, and how to get them to listen to him when he tells them he’s on their side.

That’s how he’ll win in November.

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3 hours ago, Dan Warnick said:

Finally!  An article that gets to the Genius that is Donald J. Trump.

I'm sure that first line is going to resonate with some of our friends on Oil Price, and I'm equally sure it is going to enrage others.  The point is: Compared to the Democrat side of the aisle, it doesn't take much to be considered a genius, even though Trump is one of a higher scale.  It's been said that there is a whole lot of low-hanging fruit in Washington, that only a business oriented person could identify and pick.  Well, Donald J. Trump has a large fruit cart and is having a ball doing the picking.  Read on:

The Political Genius of Donald Trump

The word ‘genius’ is not often appended to Donald Trump, except perhaps by himself, but he has demonstrated since early 2016 that he does indeed have a rare political genius.  A man not given to modesty, President Trump can rightfully claim he embodies the American ideal of an assured sense of purpose that comes from totally believing in one’s own greatness.  His campaign slogan of 2016 -- “Make America Great Again” -- was as much about his own greatness rubbing off on America as it was about America’s destiny.  

It is precisely this quality of character that has enabled Trump to be what he has become:  the current symbol of the greatness that America once was and is already becoming again.  But what is most impressive about Trump the man is something that would be a weakness in any other.  He delights in fighting -- with unflagging energy -- the messy tactical engagements his political enemies force upon him, which would overwhelm a weaker man.  But through all this Trump, the president has been implementing his political strategy as if the constant skirmishes with those trying to unseat him are a mere inconvenience. It is his opponents who are exhausting themselves, whilst seemingly making no dents in his armor, as he continues towards his goal.

So preoccupied with destroying Trump has the Democratic Party been since 2016 that their only success is their own survival.  But the party is even more disunited than in 2016 and is having to downplay the extremism of a younger generation of neo-Marxist activists pushing policies ever leftwards in a way that is alien to most Americans.

Paradoxically, their latest presidential candidate looks as if he has just wandered out of a retirement home with an idea of what he’d like for lunch but no idea of how to get to the dining room.  And along with all this comes nothing but the same old empty promises:  more welfare, more minority rights, more social justice, more multicultural harmony.  The usual combative rhetoric of social conflict and fighting injustice gives the game away.  In reality, all the Democrats have to offer ordinary Americans is more social strife, more crime, more state interference, and higher taxes.

The Democrats have run out of ideas.  And it’s Trump who has done this to them, albeit with their unwitting collusion.  He has made himself seem such an irresistible target to take down that they’ve expended too much political capital on keeping him in their sights.  Constant -- and highly personal -- campaigns of ridicule and denunciation have been combined with obstruction of his policies, and harassment of his appointees and supporters.  And while they’ve been doing all this, the Democrats have neglected vital strategic issues, such as how to present a winning message to the electorate later this year.   They’ve been Trumped.  By a political genius.

The roots of Trump’s political genius lie in his highly unorthodox approach to public life.  He has enjoyed careers as a property developer, a business entrepreneur, a game-show host and a high-profile member of America’s business elite.  For decades he supported the Democrats, contributing millions of dollars to their funds and donating to charitable causes associated with them.  Throughout all this he has exhibited the same mixture of bombast, braggadocio, and brashness.  And a directness of expression that offers no room for confusion as to his intentions. 

None of these qualities appear to be an advantage to anyone considering a political career.  When he decided that his only remaining ambition was to run for president, the Democrats all but laughed in his face.  A man such as Donald Trump does not take that kind of treatment lightly.  But when he then appeared as a Republican presidential hopeful, they still mocked him.  How could a man such as Donald Trump possibly win the presidency?  They should have heeded Lao Tzu: There is no greater danger than under-estimating your opponent.  Trump has a genius for getting people to under-estimate him.  And he is still doing it.

As the campaign season gets underway in the coming weeks the mudslinging from the Democrats will get messier, but they are now at an even greater disadvantage than they were in 2016.  Back then, Trump -- having been one of them for decades -- knew exactly how their minds worked and what their weaknesses were.  When Hillary Clinton started treating him in the public debates as if he were a simpleton in the presence of greatness, his ripostes were brutal and hit the mark.  The Clinton campaign crumbled into irrelevance, even as Clinton herself became ever more strident and more obviously condescending to supporters and opponents alike.

Donald Trump was victorious in 2016 because he successfully challenged the complacency of the entire political elite of America.  He talked directly to the concerns and aspirations of the ordinary people of America and especially middle-America, fly-over country, people long ignored and at times scorned as “rubes” by the bourgeois-bohemian well-heeled coastal metropolitan elite to whom the idea of Trump-as-president seemed like a bad dream.  And the more they scorned him, the more the people of middle-America loved him.  By the time Clinton made her “basket of deplorables” jibe they were happy to seize on it and started wearing T-shirts announcing their “deplorable” status.  Trump had even got Clinton inventing campaign slogans for him!  Genius.  And yet, with almost all the mainstream media on her side, and most opinion polls predicting a landslide, Clinton still expected to win.  Trump proved them all wrong.  They should have heeded Lao Tzu.

This year Trump has a track-record in power to campaign on, and he won’t be worried by his current poor showing in the opinion polls.  He’s been there before, at the same stage in his first campaign.  He will already be prepared for the negative campaigning the Democrats will fall into very early on.  The problem with negative campaigning is that it can come to dominate all the other messages, which was what happened in 2016.  This time is likely to be no different. 

Trump is not a humble man, and doesn’t like admitting mistakes, and he has made a few, but then all great men do.  Great men are only human, after all.   But even this Trump turns to his advantage: not dwelling on past mistakes enables total focus on the next challenge, the next hill to climb, the next victory to be won.  Trump is very focused.

Donald Trump is into winning, and if enough people in America believe he will take them with him to the top, they’ll vote for him.  And he’s also very good at getting those who feel let down by the Democrat party to believe in him.  He knows how they feel, because the Democrats let him down by not believing in him.  And he knows how the Democrat party works, and what its weaknesses are.  He knows the right messages to send out, and he knows what messages work best.  And, above all, he knows what middle-America wants, and how to get them to listen to him when he tells them he’s on their side.

That’s how he’ll win in November.

Really? 

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1 hour ago, Enthalpic said:

Really? 

Of course...my mind but cannot help to wander to the Iran ordeal. All the old blustering...stealing tankers...shooting drones....causing in issues in the straights with aircraft carriers waiting with planes on the deck.

Next stop the Iranian govt is left with a bunch of old rusty tankers....ostracized by the world community and no place to go. Ohh and a bit undercapitalized..go figure.

While that was brilliant oh his part i do have quite a bit of empathy for the people. They are fun loving full of energy and quite intelligent...why they have to suffer under there form of governance is in itself a crime on humanity...yet no civilians had to die to defend the few.

The above is strictly a opinion your mileage may vary.

 

Then there was the Syrian/Isis debacle..the junior varsity. Today Russia and Turkey are cleaning up the mess...how would you like to have the Turks&Russians deal with your civil disobedience organization..

Another opinion and of course there is that milage thing..

Just a thought here...it seems the US has a few disgruntled generals who are not to happy.

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17 hours ago, Eyes Wide Open said:

Just a thought here...it seems the US has a few disgruntled generals who are not to happy.

It's a little published fact that Obama purged the ranks of generals and admirals who weren't politically "correct", ie he got rid of the known conservatives. Over 150 of them. Mattis might have been Mad Dog, but he was a lib, then and now. Trump needs to dig into the officers Obama furloughed for his "troops". Obama's people will be ready with their attacks (they always are) and will construct a narrative, dutifully repeated by the sycophant press that these career officers who were willing to give up their lives (but not their pensions) for their country are now, losers.

Given the dirty tricks deployed so far, don't be surprised if the Joint Chiefs try to stage a coup d'etat. Don't be surprised if the MSM acts like this is the most natural thing in the world, and to be expected, as if the USA is a third rate banana republic.  The polls, as before are wildly off the mark. Let's face it, who the hell answers robocalls anymore? Those people are supposed to represent us?

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25 minutes ago, Ward Smith said:

It's a little published fact that Obama purged the ranks of generals and admirals who weren't politically "correct", ie he got rid of the known conservatives. Over 150 of them. Mattis might have been Mad Dog, but he was a lib, then and now. Trump needs to dig into the officers Obama furloughed for his "troops". Obama's people will be ready with their attacks (they always are) and will construct a narrative, dutifully repeated by the sycophant press that these career officers who were willing to give up their lives (but not their pensions) for their country are now, losers.

Given the dirty tricks deployed so far, don't be surprised if the Joint Chiefs try to stage a coup d'etat. Don't be surprised if the MSM acts like this is the most natural thing in the world, and to be expected, as if the USA is a third rate banana republic.  The polls, as before are wildly off the mark. Let's face it, who the hell answers robocalls anymore? Those people are supposed to represent us. 

Watching Chairman of the Joint Chiefs just boo hooing that he didn't actually mean to go with Trump to St. John's church, was just pathetic.    If the Commander in Chief requests your presence and you don't choose to go for political reasons, open your mouth General Milley.  Between Milley and Esper we're in big trouble if any of our enemies decide to attack us militarily. 

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4 hours ago, JoMack said:

Watching Chairman of the Joint Chiefs just boo hooing that he didn't actually mean to go with Trump to St. John's church, was just pathetic.    If the Commander in Chief requests your presence and you don't choose to go for political reasons, open your mouth General Milley.  Between Milley and Esper we're in big trouble if any of our enemies decide to attack us militarily. 

One of the biggest reason we need Trump for another four years is to purge the government and Deep State of Obama appointees. To me, it is amazing that Trump has done as good a job as he has while battling dozens of traitors in his midst, plus the establishment organizations, and 90% of the media. Winning a second term would be a Godsend, as was the first IMHO. 

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As an outside observer I have to notice that partisanship in US reached the previously unknown levels.

What Obama Administration did before election but even more what it did After election is just unbelievable.

There should be a moment at election night: sigh, Ok we Lost.

But these guys effectively sabotaged new administration.

I mean from the point of democracy, long-term effect on US politics it would be better if Trump wins.

Another 4 years is along time, enough to get rid of all such traitors.

But Trump is definitely not a genius.

The fact that he won with H. Clinton is not a big achievement, I think Republican Party nomination was tougher.

The same this year,, Trump needs to win with Covid recession not Biden.

And the most important feature of good US President and any person at top job position is the ability to recruit good people, surround yourself with good people. Trump does not have this ability.

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Donald Trump is a one big IQ test for the whole huge American nation - one closely tied with its very survival. Will America overcome the baggage of religious bigotry, wishful thinking ("God won't let the righteous perish") and delusions of grandeur, and will it return to the path of respecting scientific method, proven facts and honest work as a means to long-term prosperity? Or will it embrace its horrendous demons personified by Donald Trump - arrogance, ignorance, moral decadence, greed, viciousness and belligerence, and continue to tumble down towards the abyss of historical oblivion and irrelevance?

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9 hours ago, ronwagn said:

One of the biggest reason we need Trump for another four years is to purge the government and Deep State of Obama appointees. To me, it is amazing that Trump has done as good a job as he has while battling dozens of traitors in his midst, plus the establishment organizations, and 90% of the media. Winning a second term would be a Godsend, as was the first IMHO. 

If Trump doesn't win we are in so much trouble.  I look at the oil industry as a target with AOC in charge of environmental policy.  This woman is a danger to exploration and production much worse than Biden, Obama, Pelosi and the rest put together.  She is what I would call one "smooth operator".   She makes Imelda look like a child.  New Mexico is a bit part of the Permian Basin.  AOC would kill production on federal lands, joined by Grisham.  Nationalizing would be in their playbook, but none of them could lift a barrel if they tried.   

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11 hours ago, Marcin2 said:

As an outside observer I have to notice that partisanship in US reached the previously unknown levels.

The Republican Party sorted into pro and anti Trump. Anti Trump Republicans aligned with the Democrats. Is that party member partisanship? No. Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans are attacking what remains of the Republican Party. 

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On 6/26/2020 at 9:47 AM, JoMack said:

Watching Chairman of the Joint Chiefs just boo hooing that he didn't actually mean to go with Trump to St. John's church, was just pathetic.    If the Commander in Chief requests your presence and you don't choose to go for political reasons, open your mouth General Milley.  Between Milley and Esper we're in big trouble if any of our enemies decide to attack us militarily. 

Indeed, US generals over-estimate the strength of China and under-estimate the Russians. They are shit-scared of China and refuse to allow Trump to re-deploy troops to the Asian region where they are needed, whilst down-playing the strength of Russia yet demanding excessive troops stay in Europe. The Europeans are quite capable of dealing with Russia with minimal help from the USA. The situation here in Asia is the opposite. The Pentagon admits that China has a strategic advantage in the fact that it has all it's troops concentrated in a small area, whilst those of the USA are too spread out, yet refuses to advise Trump to do anything about it. They are still fixated on the ME and Europe at a time when oil is super-abundant. They are neglecting Australia and Japan and one US general even had the temerity to suggest that Australia should just focus on being "the prettiest gal in the room"! I hope that fuckwit got the sack because if the USA fails to show greater commitment to this region by the end of the year, then Australia and Japan will have no option but to become nuclear-armed states. We have the Plutonium, we have the missiles, all we need is the reason. We signed the non-proliferation treaty on the basis of the "nuclear umbrella" provided by the USA and now it appears that the USA does not even have the balls to prepare for a conventional fight with China, despite all their provocation and bullying. If Biden wins, there will be a nuclear arms race in Asia which will make the Cold War look like a picnic.

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On 6/26/2020 at 9:50 AM, Marcin2 said:

I mean from the point of democracy, long-term effect on US politics it would be better if Trump wins.

 

how do you figure ? 

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9 hours ago, Rasmus Jorgensen said:

how do you figure ? 

1. When very important but very difficult problems exist, there are ultimately 2 ways to solve them: real action in finding and implementing the solution. Or making the problems bigger so that situation becomes unbearable and pressure to find the way out more urgent.

The way Trump handles China and European allies is self-defeating.

Epic mishandling of Covid costed US equivalent of 5 year of reckless spending and 1 trillion USD of budget deficits and this is only the beginning.

This brings US closer to the brink by a few years. And After the crisis US society and economy would HAVE to reinvent itself.

2. Trump is rich, narcissistic and smart ( in this order). That is why he became US President. He speaks what he thinks, and has impulsive personality.

He does not have to toe Party line, he is genuine.

His China, allies, illegal aliens narrative are good, No political correctness. He cannot implement his policies, run a country in effective way, but gis legacy will last.

3. Trump is the most peaceful US President since Carter ? He  has not started any war.

4. The fact that Trump is ineffective in implementing real solutions in foreign policy has very stabilizing outcome on geopolitics.

Smart President would be nice to allies to make a coalition against China. Because Trump antagonized EU, there is a real triangle, and US vs China/Russia conflict is softer.

Next 10 years would be decisive ( because of Covid only 7-8 , 1-2 is a relative gain by China over the developed world).

After that bi- polar order would be very stable.

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13 hours ago, Marcin2 said:

4. The fact that Trump is ineffective in implementing real solutions in foreign policy has very stabilizing outcome on geopolitics.

Agree. 

13 hours ago, Marcin2 said:

Next 10 years would be decisive ( because of Covid only 7-8 , 1-2 is a relative gain by China over the developed world).

After that bi- polar order would be very stable.

Not too sure that the bipolar order will stable. Maybe security-wise, but I don't think it is good economic progress in West, which will invariably affect how we perceive life. You migth be right in terms of risk of nuclear war, but in terms of how ordninary people percieve their lives I think we will fell the world is more unstable and unsafe. 

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On 6/25/2020 at 12:18 PM, Dan Warnick said:

They should have heeded Lao Tzu: There is no greater danger than under-estimating your opponent.  Trump has a genius for getting people to under-estimate him.  And he is still doing it.

They should have heeded Lao Tzu.

It is a great article. The only thing he should change is a very minor quoted name:

Lao Tzu was  "founder" of Daoism while Sun Tzu was a military strategist. Many historical Chinese figures have the Tzu in their names.

In the worst case scenario if Donald Trump loses the election, he will enjoy a quiet retirement. It is US people's lost, not his. So nothing to lose.

If the media had some honors left, they would worry about inaccurate polls. Otherwise why borders to have accurate polls but figures to fit with their narratives. Maybe the best polls will be in front of voting centers (which is too late to have any meaning).

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How can a graduate of "government and psychology" from Harvard can be this ignorance, twice. Firstly she should do a political correctness paper to at least say the right thing, secondly she should not bad mouth her previous employer and apologize, at least pretend to have some reflection and asking for forgiveness instead of blaming on others. Even DNC or mainstream would not want a teammate like this onboard. Just like an angry mob with an Ivy League degree. She should ask for refund. I am starting to worry about US future with youngsters like this.

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She’s a Harvard graduate, but a Connecticut woman apparently learned this week that words and actions can have consequences.

In a new video Wednesday, teary-eyed Claira Janover claims she lost a job with the Deloitte accounting firm after saying in a previous video – that went viral – that she would “stab” anyone who told her “all lives matter.”

“Standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,” Janover says in the new video. As a result, “the job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything.”

HARVARD GRAD SAYS SHE'LL 'STAB' ANYONE WHO SAYS 'ALL LIVES MATTER,' LATER REVEALS DEATH THREATS OVER 'JOKE'

Janover also says supporters of President Trump shared in the blame for her losing the gig.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/harvard-grad-blames-trump-supporters-after-stab-video-costs-her-deloitte-job

 

 

 

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On 6/26/2020 at 6:58 AM, Yoshiro Kamamura said:

Or will it embrace its horrendous demons personified by Donald Trump - arrogance, ignorance, moral decadence, greed, viciousness and belligerence, and continue to tumble down towards the abyss of historical oblivion and irrelevance?

Actually, that is pretty good writing.  Reminds me of the style of William Buckley!

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4 minutes ago, Jan van Eck said:

Actually, that is pretty good writing.  Reminds me of the style of William Buckley!

Nah, Buckley had an excellent vocabulary. Yoshi not so much

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On 6/26/2020 at 2:50 AM, Marcin2 said:

As an outside observer I have to notice that partisanship in US reached the previously unknown levels.

What Obama Administration did before election but even more what it did After election is just unbelievable.

There should be a moment at election night: sigh, Ok we Lost.

But these guys effectively sabotaged new administration.

I mean from the point of democracy, long-term effect on US politics it would be better if Trump wins.

Another 4 years is along time, enough to get rid of all such traitors.

But Trump is definitely not a genius.

The fact that he won with H. Clinton is not a big achievement, I think Republican Party nomination was tougher.

The same this year,, Trump needs to win with Covid recession not Biden.

And the most important feature of good US President and any person at top job position is the ability to recruit good people, surround yourself with good people. Trump does not have this ability.

Trump made many mistakes in picking good people. I think he was given a lot of bad advice by members of the swamp. It took him quite a while to find out what was being done to him by the traitors. He was being attacked before he even took power. I have never seen a President take such an onslaught of criticism and outright lying attacks throughout his entire presidency. Then every time he got rid of someone, he would be heavily criticised. He had criticism from people who would normally be expected to support him, like Mitt Romney, the Bush family, The governor of Ohio and numerous other RINO's. I cannot imagine another man who could have handled all of this better, and to be able to keep a smile on his face. 

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