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Sidney Blumenthal, an advisor in the Clinton administration, wrote a brilliant and well-resourced article for the London Review of Books about the history of the Trump family and about the personal anxieties of Donald Trump, as expressed in his own words. His statements are documented. It may be the best, most comprehensive article you will ever read on the subject of “What Makes Donald Run?”

The short summary is that Trump and his family grew up in Queens in a grand mansion, but he longed to be accepted in Manhattan society. He latched his star to the repulsive Roy Cohn and various Mafia dons and never won what he most craved: respect. Again and again, he was driven to prove that whatever he did was the biggest and best, even when it wasn’t.

Fred Trump, Donald’s father, was a king of Queens; the Donald became a joker in Manhattan. In…

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I am talking to you about a President who is referencing 3 to 5 million illegal votes he claims were cast for Hillary (but none for him) because he has to be number one in everything all the time and so he just pulled those numbers out of his ass. There is no evidence of such a thing. I can tell you I have looked! Plus voting is run state by state, independently, sometimes district by district, all with different methods of checks and balances and voting machines, or manual apparatus. So they will all have different software running them and different providers for example! So even with a super computer Trump has no way of knowing any such thing! So there is no real way to have those numbers, and he can investigate all he wants, it will just be expensive and nothing else.

Speaking of expensive, the wall is going to cost billions and will serve no purpose. His claim that illegals are streaming across at increasing numbers are absolutely false! Those numbers are dropping and have been for years. It is just his insane ego at work and a scare tactic he used to get elected. The fact that he lies and people do not check for the truth of what he is saying is our number one problem! Even if you were saying it was to keep terrorists out, you would have to build another wall on the Canadian border, and lock up every port and airport until they could not function properly, if at all!

He has twitter wars over every little thing! As a private person, fine, kind of weird for a mogul such as himself to be doing, but fine. But as a President when Wall Street and the whole world hangs on every word, dangerous is not a strong enough word! Everything is the greatest, the best, the smartest, and the only way is his way. There is a condition for this type of attitude, and it is a mental one. A top psychotherapist who teaches at Johns Hopkins University says that our President has malignant narcissism. John Gartner went on to say, and I quote, “Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president,” citing his movements and behavior, pointing out the president’s tendency for grandiosity, sadism, aggressiveness, paranoia, and anti-social behavioral patterns. We’ve seen enough public behavior by Donald Trump now that we can make this diagnosis indisputably”.

I personally had hoped he would change after the inauguration but he is getting worse. Now he is issuing gag orders to scientists from organizations like the EPA because he knows they will say something eventually he does not like! NASA scientists are being told what they can study! Talk about chewing on the corners of the very paper the constitution is written on! His girl Conway said that any reporter disrespecting the President by disagreeing should be fired! You would have thought she would learn to muzzle herself after the alternative facts fiasco, but apparently crazy is catching! He also penned a religion test to get into the United States! Now Article 6, and I quote”, No Religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” So that is specifically prohibited by the constitution. He is trying to get around that by putting time limits on it. But he has even targeted green card holders, given priority to Christians in regard to immigration; all considered a test by legal definition! So I do not know what to say? All I can hope for is the chasing of actual facts. You cannot depend on the news anymore, or those opinion shows! You have to dig into the congressional record, the voting record, watch C-span until your eyes start bleeding, and actually read the laws enacted or going to the Presidents desk. Daunting to say the least and most people plainly do not have the time. So you just have to slog along as best you can. I am retired so I do attempt to stay informed. I still cannot read everything or listen to every argument being made. So have picked seven news outlets that I try to sample on any major news story, these six from opposing sides of any argument. Example; Fox versus MSNBC! Then I try to go to the source material if I can find it so that I can decide what it says instead of, lets say, Hannity!

The latest is Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, is now invited to sit in on all meetings of the National Security Council, while officials like the director of national intelligence and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will participate only when summoned. Now how is that a good idea! The former head of Breitbart instead of the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, now that is just what makes me feel secure, let me tell you!

I should tell you that I am not an academic, so there are lots of writers well informed who will argue both sides of any argument. I welcome any and all comments. Having an open mind is how I got it filled in the first place!





House Benghazi Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton! And this was a House Committee that was populated mostly by Republicans!

The Report on Benghazi by the Pentagon stated that they were also not interfered with in any way by anyone in the administration. The only orders they were given were to offer any and all help possible! These reports did criticize the intelligence community for misreading and handing out erroneous talking points, but that there was no plot to mislead the public and Ambassador Rice and others were not to blame!

Yes Hillary used a private server. She was not the only Secretary of State to use them, but that did not seem to bother anyone in the GOP. Even G.W. and company had private servers, and when questions came up that they did not want to answer, they deleted over 3,000 emails and documents. So when the GOP gets aghast at all of the supposed wrong doing equally, then I will promise to be aghast also. About what I am not sure, but I promise to be aghast about something!

Now this is opinion, mine, but backed up by a couple of sources in the GOP itself, that this was all an attempt by the GOP to discredit Hillary because they knew she would be the Democratic nominee. I have tried to find any facts about murder, or any of a dozen other ludicrous charges, and can find absolutely nothing, no facts whatsoever to support these claims. Well except for the same reason I just gave.

Now for some more facts, like them or not!

Trump has sued everyone but his hair stylist! Legal filings across the United States finds that the Republican presidential nominee and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades. They range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits, to personal defamation lawsuits. The sheer volume of lawsuits is unprecedented for a presidential nominee. No candidate of a major party has had anything approaching the number of Trump’s courtroom entanglements. There have been 70 new court filings just since he began running for President! There are 50 civil suits pending now. He has had, so far, 1,900 lawsuits as the plaintiff, 1,450 as a defendant, and 150 bankruptcies or third party actions. He doesn’t hesitate to deploy his wealth and legal firepower against adversaries with limited resources, such as homeowners. He sometimes refuses to pay real estate brokers, lawyers and other vendors. I have found hundreds of stories where he negotiates a deal, agrees on a price, then when the job is done tells the contractor to settle for pennies on the dollar or take him to court, which in most cases would bankrupt the contractor, so he gets away with it! This is not being a great businessman; this is being a liar and a thief! And he wants to be your President!

We know Trump treats woman badly, calls them disgusting names, claims that all the woman who had ever been on (The Apprentice) tried to seduce him! He thought that was inevitable because of who he is, demonstrating his narcissistic mental disorder! A woman even claims he raped her multiple times when she was only thirteen, and has filed lawsuits in California and New York. She claims she waited until just recently because Mr. Trump threatened her and her family’s safety, even death if she ever said a word. This allegedly happened at parties thrown by Jeffrey Epstein, an admitted friend of Trump who is a convicted sex offender for life. He, Mr. Epstein, has been named in multiple lawsuits of this nature. So if you listen to how Trump talks about women, asks people if they think his daughter is hot, it seems the kettle is on the fire and whistling. And people want this man as their President!

He is a racist! The Justice Department sued his company ― twice ― for not renting to black people! Workers at Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, have accused him of racism over the years. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission fined the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino $200,000 in 1992 because managers would remove African-American card dealers at the request of a certain big-spending gambler. A state appeals court upheld the fine. The first-person account of at least one black Trump casino employee in Atlantic City suggests the racist practices were consistent with Trump’s personal behavior toward black workers. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, told the New Yorker for a September article. “It was the eighties, I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.” Trump disparaged his black casino employees as “lazy” in vividly bigoted terms, according to a 1991 book by John O’Donnell, a former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. “And isn’t it funny” Trump said, “I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it,” O’Donnell recalls! “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” “I think the guy is lazy,” Trump said of a black employee, according to O’Donnell. “And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” I could go on and on with more stuff just like this, can’t all be a coincidence!

Trumps ghost writer for (Art of the Deal) has said in interviews that; “I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

He is unstable, Trump threatens physical violence to people who disparage him. Michael Bloomberg being one example. Trump said, in public, “I mean, the things that were said about me, I was going to hit a number of those speakers so hard their heads would spin, they’d never recover!” Trump then got specific; “I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was going to hit this guy so hard his head would spin. He wouldn’t know what the hell happened.” And people want this man in the white house. By the way he also said Bloomberg was a disaster as a Mayor, but near the end of term previous to this statement Trump had praised him for being a great Mayor! Said he hated Ted Cruz, but he also said earlier he loved the guy. He loved Iowa, then later he wanted to know how stupid could Iowa citizens actually be! Now says Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State we ever had! But only months ago he stated that she was a very hard worker, he thought she did a great job, and that he liked her! At first he loves Megan Kelly and that she is a credit to her peers, than later he has no respect for her and thinks she is highly over rated! But some of us still want this man for President!

When asked who he was looking at for his cabinet, he gave us a long list of absolutely no names whatsoever, but they’re gonna be great, and very smart! He is keeping all his plans for ISIS secret, along with most of the rest of his plans, except they will be great, the greatest, amazing! Yes this is a man some people want for President!

He thinks Japan and other nations should have nuclear capability so they can protect themselves instead of getting our help. So that has to mean he approves of nuclear war. His handlers did try to get him to back off of that one. Well that and at least a hundred others! Wants to carpet bomb our enemies out of existence, including the civilian populations around them. Wants to demand NATO pay up or we pull out. Wants to create a force to arrest and deport 11 million people. Now does that sound like big government Mr. Conservative? Sounds a lot like Nazi Germany to me!

His plans will double; maybe even triple the national debt, countries that buy up our debt and keep us solvent will lose trust and stop doing so. We go down the tubes while Trump dances in the White House hanging giant pictures of himself on the walls! Yet some of us still want this man for President! Unbelievable!