Who is Donald Trump?

Who is Donald Trump and what kind of President will he be?  Do we have a “useful idiot”, a racist, sexist, a narcissist or sociopath, as President Elect?  An opportunist who exploited the discontent of the disenfranchised man? Is the Trump Card a Wild Card?  All of the above or is Trump simply his own man who “speaks his mind” and champions the common man?  Only time will tell. Back in 2011,  Trump was fingered at a White House Correspondent’s dinner, setting in motion the Trump’s road to the POTUS.  If you had told nearly any American, even Red State rural pundits back then that this man would be President, they would have scoffed, “What that rich scumbag, classless attention-seeking moron and braggart from the Celebrity Apprentice!”

Who is this man really?

The greatest trick Donald Trump pulled was convincing voters he is anti-establishment. “President-elect Donald J. Trump, who campaigned against the corrupt power of special interests, is filling his transition team with some of the very sort of people who he has complained have too much clout in Washington: corporate consultants and lobbyists (Altria, Visa, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Verizon, HSBC, Pfizer, Dow Chemical, and Duke Energy to name a few)…” From the Washington Post.

“The wealthy and powerful will have more wealth and power when he’s done, not less.
There’s a lot that Trump will upend, but if you’re a little guy who thinks Trump was
going to upend things on your behalf or in order to serve your interests, guess what:
you got suckered.”

This writer saw through that from the get go, because Trump knows how to work the room, work the crowd, and doesn’t want to lose.  Trump is like an empty vessel who can “change his position from the beginning to the end of a sentence” – Bill Mayer.

If he is the same person he was as a kid, as he claims, check  it out here: In elementary school, Trump was athletic, known for his shenanigans, taunts on the playground, detentions, classroom disruptions, surly attitude, pushing others around, and refusal to acknowledge mistakes. In other words, he was a bully.  “At the military academy where he attended high school, Donny grew taller, more muscular and tougher. Struck with a broomstick during a fight, he tried to push a fellow cadet out a second-floor window, only to be thwarted when two other students intervened.” —Washington Post

Donald Trump is not the outsider he portrayed himself to be.  It depends on what “inside” you’re talking about. Who towers behind Trump?  One of his buddies is Rudy Giuliani.  He may not have experience inside the Beltway, but he has experience in circles of power.   He’s in the elite billionaire’s club, and his circle of business associates includes the Rockerfellers and other high level players.  Before that 2011 correspondent’s dinner, Trump was testing the political waters, most likely with some assistance from “insiders.”   That should be a clue.

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