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Submitted by Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management“Trump represents authenticity,” said the Australian investor, reflecting. “Childish, self-centered, misogynistic, money-focused, bullying, full of shit – but authentically so,” he continued.As an American abroad, you discover most discussions weave their way back to The Donald, what his presidency says about the state of our union, our world, humanity. Nearly every foreigner I meet is appalled. But intrigued, perplexed. Most are drawn to the spectacle in the way that attracts our gaze to horrific car wrecks.“The more transgressions that come out, the more authentic he becomes.” And it’s true. “Mainstream politicians are the ultimate distillation of inauthenticity.” In pursuit of becoming what people want them to be, they become nothing, often worse."Who’s the most authentic politician you can think of globally? Scarily, given he’s horrible - to me at least - on so many levels, I reckon it’s Trump. Possibly because… at least he’s a wolf in wolf’s clothing."There’s a price to pay for Bill Clinton’s serial infidelities wrapped in slick lies, Bush’s tragic neo-conservative wars waged on pretense. Not a single banker was incarcerated for 2008’s corruption, conflicts of interest. Obama, earth’s most powerful commander-in-chief, proved unwilling to shield black children from everyday slaughter in his hometown Chicago ghettos.As Barak was Bush’s legacy, Trump is the legacy of Obama’s empty eloquence.We lose faith in institutions when priests prey on their young flock, then find shelter in the churches shadow.“Authenticity is knowing and embracing all aspects of our self. Our strengths, weaknesses. Our light, darkness. And if we don’t have this level of self-awareness – as most don’t – authenticity is having the intention to get there,” he said.“And we’re learning that people would prefer an authentic dickhead versus someone who is perceived inauthentic and controlled by shadowy vested interests that haven’t worked for the majority.”
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Are you in agreement or disagreement with: 1. lower tax rates 2. fewer fake muslim "refugees" (males old enough to hold a gun). 3. fairer trade with cheaters like China 4. fewer absurd regulations 5. fewer fake illegal aliens seeking "asylum". 6. more jobs for American workers.
clambo saysAre you in agreement or disagreement with: 1. lower tax rates 2. fewer fake muslim "refugees" (males old enough to hold a gun). 3. fairer trade with cheaters like China 4. fewer absurd regulations 5. fewer fake illegal aliens seeking "asylum". 6. more jobs for American workers.What you meant was:Lower tax rates for the top 1%Trade war with ChinaRollback of environmental regulation to boost the top 1%Fewer jobs created than under the previous administration.
1. lower tax rates 2. fewer fake muslim "refugees" (males old enough to hold a gun). 3. fairer trade with cheaters like China 4. fewer absurd regulations 5. fewer fake illegal aliens seeking "asylum". 6. more jobs for American workers.
I get no joy from being proven correct that he is nothing more than a snake oil salesman.
LeonDurham saysI get no joy from being proven correct that he is nothing more than a snake oil salesman.Umm. I think you do get joy from thinking that you are correct otherwise you would not have mentioned it...and I repeat once again.......lots of people voted for TRUMP because it was a chance to send a FUCK YOU message to the old school politicians. Just like they voted for Obama to send a FUCK YOU message to whitey. Only a completely naive dreamer would think that one man could clean up the corruption in DC. And yes it is fun watching him fuck with the media.
Trump is brilliant but this drives other people nuts
I wish Trump were really fighting for the little guy and not the top 1%. Nothing would make me happier.
Sorry, dude, he's not brilliant. He's remarkably dim... clueless, more like. He would likely be the world's worst chess player because he only sees one move in front of him, and he reacts.
I think this is wrong - and again, I might be proven wrong also - but Trump is in it not for 1%, not for the little guy, he is in it for TRUMP.
I see him more as a battering ram willing to gore some oxes where traditional Republicans would relent facing the nonstop 24/7 hostile media.Trump Honeybadger just doesn't give a fuck.
about Trump! He’s terribly honest about who he is and what his intentions might be.
even if what he thinks changes several times a day.
Trump escape prosecution for money laundering for the Russians
On multiple occasions, in front of a large audience, Trump has floated the question of his possibility of extending his term in office beyond the 8 years limit. Why would he do that when he didn't even win the popular vote? Also he immediately filed the papers to run for president in 2020 and he has already done campaigning for that end.With right wing control of congress and supreme court, this could happen fairly easily. Congress could simply allow it, especially if someone burns the Reichstag or some other crisis were to occur.
I also do not understand how some people can hold two mutually exclusive opinions.
So though almost everything out of his mouth is not true in a factual sense
I also do not understand how some people can hold two mutually exclusive opinions. 1. Obama is a bumbling idiot 2. He is a cunning, scheming, and evil proto-dictator, who will be able to overthrow 240+ years of American democratic tradition.
They don't pay taxes so how in the world would a tax cut really affect them?
Fixed that for you. Nobody believes Trump has a meta-agenda or grand secret scheme he's carrying out. Critics recognize he is underqualified for the job and winging it most of the time.
CBOEtrader saysexample?You cant be serious. I know, fake news, fake quotes
OMG WHAT A LIAR