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The REAL Donald Trump A Fascinating Interview of the Man from 1990

By gsr following x   2016 Feb 20, 12:43pm 2,528 views   5 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


In 1990, Donald Trump conducted a lengthy interview with Playboy Magazine. It provides an absolutely fascinating window into the man’s mind, which I suggest everyone read in full. Unexpectedly, I came away with a more informed and nuanced perspective on the man. While it didn’t change my opinion of him as President, I do have a much greater appreciation for Donald Trump as a person, specifically how his mind works and what drives him.

I originally came across this interview after seeing a tweet referencing a 25 year old interview during which Trump expressed admiration for how strongly Chinese authorities cracked down on dissent in Tiananmen Square in 1989. I immediately thought to myself that this would be the perfect fodder to further elucidate the kind of cold, brutal, authoritarian leader Trump undoubtably would be as President.

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So with that out of the way, let me share some of the things I learned from the interview. First, I think Trump is far less materialistic than people presume, which sounds like a contradiction considering he is unquestionably one of the biggest showoffs on planet earth. While this is true, the motivation behind his ostentatious public persona is primarily to further his brand. As he says repeatedly in the interview, it’s all a show. In other words, he claims it’s pure marketing and I believe him.

What motivates Trump isn’t the collection of material things, rather, it’s a constant need to stroke his enormous ego and stoke his narcissism. Life is merely a giant game for Trump. A game in which the winners collect lots of fame and money, and the losers don’t. He doesn’t simply want to win this game, coming out on top is his entire life’s purpose. The idea of not winning isn’t even an option.
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Trump believes in winning, and he thinks he and America are one in the same. In that sense, I genuinely believe that as President he would do what he thinks is best for America. In that sense, he’s not the typical detached, corrupt, greedy, globalist U.S. President we’ve become so accustomed to. This is precisely what his supporters are picking up on and why they love him.

From this angle alone, he might actually have the chops to be a very good President. This is because for a man with his disposition, being President might still not be enough of an accomplishment. His ego will require that history remember him not just as a billionaire and President, but as the man who “Made America Great Again.” The ultimate motivator for a man who never rests until he gets what he wants. So it’s true that he really wouldn’t be unduly influenced by billionaires and large corporations if he felt they were getting in the way of his making America great (and himself greater). Those are the positives.

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The problem arises when it comes to Trump’s definition of greatness. From my chair, he doesn’t seem to think liberty, freedom and the Constitution play much of a role. Indeed, you can get a pretty good sense of his definition of “great” by looking at his buildings and the sorts of accomplishments he prides himself on. He loves the shock factor and big expensive toys. He likes them because they impress others and help his brand. There’s more swagger than substance to the things he prioritizes, at least publicly.
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To that end, I think one thing is clear. I think he’d take George W. Bush’s “you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists” and change it to something like “you are either with me, or you hate America.” In a collapsed economy, this sort of slogan could appeal to a lot of people, and with an outraged public behind him, President Trump has the capacity to be incredibly cruel and vicious to American citizens he think stand in the way of his “Making America Great.”

Without any obvious respect for the Constitution or Bill of Rights, a President Trump could very quickly transform himself into a very dangerous strongman, all the while believing that he is merely doing what is necessary to make America great. This attitude has become painfully clear to me during the campaign as I’ve watched him intentionally stir up anger and hate by demonizing minorities such as Muslims and Mexicans. Do I think it’s possible he doesn’t really stand behind his own hateful statements and is merely telling groups of frustrated people what they want to hear to get elected? Perhaps, but such a willingness tells you a lot about the lengths he would go to win, and shines a light on the things he’s capable of doing in order to solidify and expand his power once he’s won.

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Which brings me to the final point. Many of Trump’s personality traits are more intriguing, or at least appear less nefarious than I previously thought. Nevertheless, it is extremely crucial to understand that the traits that make someone an incredible showman and billionaire are not the same traits needed in a President to restore a Constitutional Republic. Not that I think that’s high on Trump’s list of priorities.

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Another game: What’s the first thing President Trump would do upon entering the Oval Office?
Many things. A toughness of attitude would prevail. I’d throw a tax on every Mercedes-Benz rolling into this country and on all Japanese products, and we’d have wonderful allies again.
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http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2016/01/25/the-real-donald-trump-a-fascinating-interview-of-the-man-from-1990/

1   gsr   ignore (0)   2016 Feb 20, 1:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

President who wants to win at every chance and thinks failure isn't an option, or would you rather have a President who couldn't even make it as a basic carpenter or hold a regular job in the private sector?

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No, I wouldn't like him either, frustratingly so. Reds vs Browns - I have no dogs in this fight.

2   RC2006   ignore (1)   2016 Feb 20, 2:21pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I gave up any thought of him running for president when he just stood there as blm bitches took his microphone.Even if he believes in what he says he is to spineless to get anything done.

3   mell   ignore (2)   2016 Feb 20, 2:33pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rpanic01 says

I gave up any thought of him running for president when he just stood there as blm bitches took his microphone.Even if he believes in what he says he is to spineless to get anything done.

Agreed. He'd be eaten alive.

4   marcus   ignore (8)   2016 Feb 20, 2:48pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

gsr says

The REAL Donald Trump

Interesting analysis. This is probably what bothers most observers about Trump, that is, if they are awake and half way intelligent.

gsr says

“you are either with me, or you hate America.” In a collapsed economy, this sort of slogan could appeal to a lot of people, and with an outraged public behind him, President Trump has the capacity to be incredibly cruel and vicious to American citizens he think stand in the way of his “Making America Great.”

Without any obvious respect for the Constitution or Bill of Rights, a President Trump could very quickly transform himself into a very dangerous strongman, all the while believing that he is merely doing what is necessary to make America great. This attitude has become painfully clear to me during the campaign as I’ve watched him intentionally stir up anger and hate by demonizing minorities such as Muslims and Mexicans. Do I think it’s possible he doesn’t really stand behind his own hateful statements and is merely telling groups of frustrated people what they want to hear to get elected? Perhaps, but such a willingness tells you a lot about the lengths he would go to win, and shines a light on the things he’s capable of doing in order to solidify and expand his power once he’s won.

This is a good explanation of why many see Trump as potentially a fascist dictator under certain circumstances.

5   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2016 Feb 20, 3:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Got to defeat the Free Marketeers. As always, the liberal-libertarians turn to feathering their own nest after a while at the expense of the General Welfare. Happens in every Republic eventually. The only solution is a dictatorship or populist resurgence or both.

The Grand Duchy of Poland-Lithuania literally fell because each local lord decided they would not send troops or taxes unless their section of Poland-Lithuania was threatened. "Muh Golden Liberty!"

When the Venetians were under threat, the big merchant-nobility cowered and sometimes the Venetian Sailors had to mutiny in order to get their fleets to fight the Ottomans.

Remember I mean liberal in the world sense of the term, free markets uber all, except those "free markets" are actually rigged for the 1%.

The fact that every major media outlet has a lockstep march going on various aspects of foreign and domestic policy, despite the number of channels, presses, and websites, only proves the Establishment must be weakened/divided in order to prevent the sacrifice of America to 1%ers.


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