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30 June 2016 @ 06:34 am
Trumpery  
A current theory states that Donald Trump doesn’t really want to be president (if nominated will not seriously run, if elected will punk out earlier than Sarah Palin) but is merely in it to line his pockets and promote his brand. If the Republicans are victimized by this scam, I will have less sympathy for them than for the guy who suddenly discovers that the friendly stranger offering to cut him in in a charming scheme to defraud the Nigerians was actually aiming at him because they’ve been promoting the hatreds that Trump exploits and the distrust of regulation that all scammers love.

But here’s another twist. Remember that Trump is not a rich, successful businessman; he plays one on television. Many of the Republicans and their supporters are what he pretends to be. (I suspect that Willard Romney could buy Trump and not have to sell him.) If he is trying to run a bust-out on the Republicans, he may find out what happens when you annoy the people with real power.
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Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on June 30th, 2016 01:39 pm (UTC)
"Trump is not a rich, successful businessman; he plays one on television."

Which is why I am so tickled by Seth Meyers' suggestion that Trump should give up his campaign so that he can play the President on television. All of the fun and glory of the real thing, with none of the tsuris.