The Myth that is Donald Trump
As Donald Trump launches his ill-fated re-election campaign, I thought I would take this opportunity to point out the many falsehoods being parroted by his supporters. As unbelievable as it sounds, there are people out there who still think Trump is doing a great job. They say he’s making America Great again and doing everything he promised. If that is true, how is it that every cable outlet, every news media outlet, just about every reliable news source shows Trump polling behind every Democrat running for President? Even Fox News polls show him trailing.
I realize that Fox News is an echo chamber for Trump supporters. I watch Sean Hannity every night talk about the biggest news story to hit since Watergate. “Just wait,” Hannity tells his viewers night after night. “People are going to prison over the illegal spying on the Trump campaign.” He’s been saying that every night for the last two-and-a-half years. Sean Hannity, Trump’s unofficial adviser, is a college drop out who’s only experience for his current job was as a shock-jock radio host.
But back to my myth busting. I only started with Sean Hannity because a lot of the myths surrounding Trump start with him. You can also add to this list Fox and Friends, Laura Ingram, Tucker Carlson, and big breaking story Sara Carter. A statement often quoted by Trump supporters is that they voted for him because he is a successful businessman. Let’s start here.
Trump received over 400 million dollars from his father over ten years, with most of that money given to him through various illegal tax dodges. Why do you think he is so afraid of his tax returns getting out? So what did he do with all that money? He used it to defraud banks into giving him even more money, which he promptly lost. In ten years that we know of from financial disclosure filings, Trump lost over 1.14 billion dollars. Trump lost so much money that US banks would no longer give him loans. That’s when he turned to Deutche Bank and started laundering money for them.
So what’s Trump’s record as a successful businessman? Here’s a short list: Trump University – bankrupt, Trump Casinos – bankrupt, Trump Shuttle – bankrupt, Trump Stock – delisted.
Here’s another quote from Trump supporters: He’s keeping his promises. Okay, let’s see how Trump is doing. He was going to repeal the ACA and replace it with a new and beautiful health care plan. He was going to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it. He was going to tear up the Iranian nuclear deal and renegotiate a better deal. He was going to solve the Israel, Palestinian issue. He was going to reduce the national debt. That’s a short list of promises that Trump did not deliver on.
Meanwhile Trump and his band of incompetents are destroying everything they touch. Trump’s rollbacks of EPA regulations will result in 80,000 deaths according to EPA’s own data. The national debt is skyrocketing as a result of Trump’s tax cut. North Korea and Iran pose an even greater threat than before Trump came along to muddle everything up. Trump’s trade war is bankrupting American Farmers. How is Trump doing on the world stage? He is cozying up to dictators and alienating are strongest allies.
Donald Trump is a pathological lier, an egomaniac, a narcassist, and a borderline psychopath. He is on his way out. Prosecutors will be lining up to go after him as soon as the door kicks him in the ass.