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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Trump: The Un-president, The Showman, And The Hooligan Guards

As you work through this piece, pay close attention to the nuances and intricacy of a consummate showman. 

The Un-presidential

During an interview with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Trump was asked an initial question to which he immediate stuck his foot in his mouth with a reluctant , "YYYYYEEEESSS."

The showman had no idea who Hewitt had just asked about, but rather than go honest, he chose to do what the showman does naturally: "lie." It is also worth noting, that Trump must have felt he "wasn't being treated fairly." After the opening stumble, the remainder of the interview was a defensive and a deflective inchoate mess. 

I have posted two MSNBC segments that clearly show a man who some should consider "non-presidential," based on the interview. Sadly, that very popular media label of non-presidential has to be put aside as the nation finally succumbs ;to the silliness and the fallacy of the reality TV facade that millions worship. 

Another pre-MSNBC segments detail that shows the extent to which people are falling for and following Trump's circus. His stumble regarding international affairs, facts generated a search tsunami on Google

The Showman

Let's take another look at the new leader of the GOP from another perspective. We have established (and you already knew) Trump is a second coming of a quote attributed to PT Barnum: 

I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding
shall make nothing else of me.
The desire for wealth is nearly universal, and
 none can say it is not laudable, provided the possessor
of it accepts its responsibilities, and uses it as a friend to humanity.
There's a sucker born every minute."
Commonly attributed to Barnum, there is much testimony of contemporaries that he never actually said this, and in "P. T. Barnum Never Did Say "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute" R. J. Brown asserts that it actually originated with a banker named David Hannum, in regard to one of Barnum's hoaxes: a replica of the Cardiff Giant.
As is the case with Trump as the consummate showman the quote means...."Many people are gullible, and we can expect this to continue."

The New York City showman will say anything to secure that all too important inner psyche of, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me."

Ring of Fire Radio

Pulitzer Prize Reporter Exposes Trump’s Lack of Wealth, Mob Ties, Failure to Support Charity, and Much More

Most progressives and liberals have long suspected Donald Trump is a fraud. Thanks to an investigative reporter who has been dogging the Trumpster for over a quarter of a century, there is documentation of his numerous fraudulent acts and behaviors. In addition, there are a number of questions that the media should be asking that would doubtless prove that Donald Trump without a question is a total fraud. 
David Cay Johnston is an author, lecturer, and investigative reporter who has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting who has presided over the board of the non-profit organization Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. His areas of expertise include tax law, accounting, economics, business and finance. He is also an outspoken Progressive whose thoughts and ideas echo those of Bernie Sanders. Since 1988, Johnston has been watching Trump closely. Recently, he came up with a list of questions that would reveal much about the GOP’s “Golden Boy” – assuming Trump would provide frank and forthcoming answers, as he claims to do.
For example, how many of our readers knew that Trump was successfully sued by the Attorney General of New York for running an “illegal educational institution”? Students at “Trump University” paid a whopping $35,000 for “Elite” mentorships – but never even saw their mentor. And here’s a juicy little fact that fans of The Godfather and The Sopranos should appreciate: the contracting firm that constructed Trump Tower was owned by a pair of gentlemen who went by the monikers of “Fat Tony” Salerno and “Big Paul” Castellano. 
When it comes to charity, Trump doesn’t even donate to his own foundation. Instead, he donates other people’s money – specifically, those who do business with him. 
Can you say, “kickbacks”? 
It only gets better: Trump was found guilty in federal court of cheating immigrant workers hired to demolish a multi-story building. He paid them less than $5 per hour under the table. He didn’t even furnish them with hard hats.  Oh, and all that talk from Trump about how he’s a “self-made billionaire”? It turns out that he had a bit of help from the taxpayers of New York. The mayor of NYC at the time, Abe Beame, happened to be good buddies with Donny-boy’s Daddy, Fred Trump. That little connection got Donald a tax abatement on a mid-town Manhattan property (right next door to Grand Central Station) in 1976. That was the old Commodore Hotel, which today is the Grand Hyatt New York. As of 2016, that little deal that his daddy made for him will have cost taxpayers $400 million.
So much for being a “self-made” billionaire. 
Incidentally, Donald – how do you explain the fact that you paid zero income tax in 1978 and 1979, when you were busy remodeling that fancy Manhattan hotel? In fact, how do you explain not being able to pay your bills back in 1990, despite being a billionaire? And maybe you’d like to clarify to voters how you managed to run not one, but four companies into the ground? You want to run the country like you run business? 
Heavens help us if that scenario ever came to pass. 
At age 66, David Cay Johnston has not lost his edge when it comes to asking the hard questions. You can read all 21 of them, along with more details, right here. However, don’t expect the mainstream corporate media to be putting them to the Trumpster anytime soon. 
Chances are, he’d just side-step them or refuse to answer anyway. 
Watch Thom Hartmann address the issue of Trump and the mob, and The Young Turks address how Trump’s money was actually made by his father and Trump has actually invested it poorly.

About the Author

KJ McElrath

K.J. McElrath is a former history and social studies teacher who has long maintained a keen interest in legal and social issues.

The Hooligan Guards

If you feel any the proceeding is of the rails of presidential, what comes next is non-presidential to the maximum and may come close to the fringe of thug-ism. Watch the GOP leader's former New York cop body guard (and henchman) punch a protester in the face and also watch as Trump sic the goon on Alex Ramos of Univision and Fusion. Linked.

Trump guard also manhandles Jorge Ramos

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