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Donald Trump is a confidence man; he has been able to con himself to the top of the financial world. He has associated with the underworld, benefited and survived. He has pulled the wig over the eyes of the world’s greatest charlatans; left them broke and broken while he celebrated the art of the deals. But the thrill in outwitting other gamers is gone for Trump. Trump has reached the point in his career as a huckster where he thinks he can carry out the ultimate scam.

Trump: Trojan Horse and Stalking Horse for Clinton

A long relationship
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: A long relationship

You have all got it wrong; Donald Trump doesn’t hate African Americans, or Muslins, or Mexicans, nor women; in fact Trump loves women, especially sexy Eastern European women from poor counties with long legs, big hooters and squeaky accents.

Donald Trump is running for the office of President of the United States of America, but he doesn’t want to be President. The things he has said, his presidential pitch, has led some people to think that he is a nasty little man who personally hates certain groups of people. But Donald Trump is too rich and having too much fun being Donald Trump to spend time hating anyone. Trump loves the art of the game, and this pretense of hatred is a part of the game he is playing. He has bragged about besting a drinking Merv Griffin in an Atlantic City casino deal back in the day.

Donald Trump is a confidence man; he has been able to con himself to the top of the financial world. He has associated with the underworld, benefited, and survived. He has pulled the wig over the eyes of the world’s greatest charlatans, left them broke and broken while he celebrated the art of the deals. But the thrill in outwitting other gamers is gone for Trump. Trump has reached the point in his career as a huckster where he thinks he can carry out the ultimate scam.

A political family Trump is running, once again, for the presidency; and Trump admires and envies them, the wife because she is smart and savory, the husband for his display of male indiscretion in the brightest spotlight in the world. This time the wife will be on top. Trumps wanted to repay them for lending their prestige to his wedding by helping them achieve their historic goal of being the first husband and wife to be President, as well as Hillary’s becoming the first female President of the United States.

At the start of the 2016 election cycle the Clintons had one major problem: white voters were finished with Barack Obama and the Democratic Party and would have gone for a member of America’s other political family dynasty – Jeb – even in a crowded field, unless someone pointed out that Jeb Bush was related to George W. Bush, America’s greatest presidential failure. But Republicans had kept up a political wall of silence about the many failures of George W. Bush, so Jeb was safe as long as no one mentioned his relationship to his brother.

Donald Trump saw a way to repay this august couple by entering the Republican presidential race and reminding voters that George W. Bush is the brother of Jeb Bush and that America doesn’t need another Bush in the White House. Trump’s initial goal was to connect Jeb Bush with the failed policies of his brother, and he broke the Republican code of silence on that matter with relish, destroying Jeb’s chance of ever being elected to anything again. But the things he had to say to get notice – they got noticed. Things like building a wall between the United States and Mexico and – get this, the ultimate huckster sell – “Have Mexico pay for it.” Also noticed was Trump’s position on Muslims – ban them. And from the beginning he sold the catchy taunt “Make America Great Again,” a phrase with myriad hidden meanings.

After Jeb Bush was destroyed and dropped out of the race, Trump set out to say outrageous things that should have knocked him out too. But white voters’ dissatisfaction with the status quo of the Republican Party was wholly underestimated and the more outrageous Trump became, the more white voters loved this outsider. Trump said that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in New York City (hopefully not a New Yorker) and not lose any support. That endeared him even more to his supporters.

Then Trump did something even he had not expected: He won the Republican nomination. And for a moment he entertained the idea of becoming President. But people kept pointing out that though he could get elected, he simply didn’t have what it takes to govern the country. His many grafts finally convinced him that he would embarrass himself and his brand if he were elected, because he would be in over his head.

So he heightened his outrageousness trying desperately to turn white voters against him, but a group large enough to continue to make his candidacy viable remained. Trump needs wiggle room to get out of this predicament, so he says that the system is rigged. Now he hopes to convince enough of his supporters that the system was rigged against him that when he drops out before the debates, his supporters won’t revolt.


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