It's the Economy. And Trump's Stupid.
Trump is the dumbest person America could have picked to lead us through these complicated times
|Richard Hine||Jun 25, 2020||25||12|
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Another 1.5 million Americans filed jobless claims last week.
US GDP fell 5% in the first quarter.
And the IMF just slashed its forecast for the full year—from a decline of 5.9% in US GDP to a staggering 8% contraction.
We know Trump failed to protect us from the coronavirus. He owns that 100%. But it’s also worth remembering (as I have been saying all year), that Trump’s disastrous mismanagement of the economy has also set the stage for the current disaster. As the National Bureau of Economic Research announced earlier this month, the Trump Recession actually began PRE-LOCKDOWN, in February.
Even setting all the corruption aside, Trump is simply too stupid to be President.
You can argue about the wisdom of electing a “businessman” with no military or political experience to the Presidency. But you can’t argue that Donald Trump has been the worst-possible “businessman” for the job.
Even in the areas in which he’s supposed to have shown he’s a winner, he’s actually a total loser. Trump even managed to fail bigly as a casino owner during the biggest boom in US casino history. If we really wanted to put a hotel and gaming executive in charge of the US economy and the world’s biggest casino—Wall Street—we could have picked….
… literally ANY other casino executive in America.
In a country that’s known for entrepreneurial self-made billionaires such as Mike Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett, Trump is best known for inheriting his wealth and blowing it.
Looking at his other claim to fame—as a reality TV star—it’s easy to make the case that Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are both smarter business people. And in the world of TV as a whole, there’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is more talented, more empathetic—and far more successful in business.
The truth is, Trump has always been the stupid person’s idea of a successful businessman, complete with his gold toilet and his collection of trophy wives and girlfriends. After his TV show made him famous, his willingness to go full racist as a political candidate made him the acceptable, business-suited face of the alt-right. When he became the “family values” GOP’s adulterous, pussy-grabbing nominee, the party grudgingly rallied behind him in a last-gasp battle waged by conservative white male boomers desperate to retain their hold on power.
Back in 2016, it seemed that Trump’s real ambition was to build his mailing list and become fat and unhappy in the conservative grifter mold of Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee, with perhaps a Trump TV network added to the mix in partnership with his disgraced, now-deceased pervert pal Roger Ailes.
As the face of conservative opposition to President Hillary Clinton, Trump could have spent the last three-plus years building a nice profitable business without even having to launder money for international criminals and mobsters. Unfortunately, Robert Mercer (along with his employees Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway) and Vladimir Putin had bigger plans for him.
So instead of Trump moving his shameless hustles from the general market to the conservative griftosphere, the unthinkable happened: The former figurehead of a corrupt fake University… the perennial loser more famous for his multiple bankruptcies than for ever building a successful business… the idiot who couldn’t even make money running a casino… was put in charge of the world’s biggest economy without having the slightest clue what that meant or what to do.
Three and a half years later, we are seeing the results: Trump’s abject stupidity has led America into a complete and utter economic disaster.
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