Winning is Trump's greatest inner-driving force. He would want to be the most successful president ever — and to prove all the naynayers and critics wrong.
I might not be able to believe a single thing Donald Trump has to say, but I like what he says and the way he says it --- I like his "message". Hillary Clinton's message comes across too much as "me, me, me" — and not about "us" as a united country. Clinton isn't inspirational like Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump. She doesn't generate enthusiasm; and she sounds selfish, out-of-touch and politically expedient. And then there was that remark she made about half of Trump's supporters being "deplorable" and "unredeemable". Clinton also plays the "race card" a lot, which greatly offends me.
And even if I can't believe Trump, or if I can only believe half of what he says, I especially like what Trump has to say about trade and corruption in government. And I don't believe that his immigration policy is the least bit "racist" at all. (Here's my own thoughts on immigration.) Sure, Trump could be a huckster trying to sell us snake oil, and he could be deliberately adopting many talking points that Bernie Sanders used during his campaign to gain votes — but aren't almost all "establishment" politicians hucksters?
The people want change, so many took a chance to vote for "democratic socialism". But since the Democratic primary was rigged to install another establishment Democrat, many people will take a chance and vote for a billionaire real estate tycoon. The key word here is "change" (not like Obama's false campaign slogan of "Hope and Change", but real change) — and despite Bill Clinton's phony and ridiculous claim, Hillary is NOT the best changer-maker he has ever known.
But to be very clear: I don't agree with Trump on many of the core issues of the Republican party, such as his tax plan, which is just more "feed the rich, starve the poor" GOP economics — also known as "Staving the Beast" and "Trickle-Down Economics". But who knows, maybe Trump could be publicly saying some things just to keep his core base, while feeling completely different about some of these issues privately. But he still sounds much more genuine than any Clinton does (less of a big bullshitter), leaving me the a choice of choosing between the lesser of two husksters.
I regularly watch Trump's entire rallies online, and not just to selected sound bites that the media uses to disparage Trump in their corrupt reporting. I don't trust the media because the BIG 6 corporate media has their own political and economic agenda — and it is very different that ours. If I only watched CNN and MSNBC (or The Apprentice), I'd have a completely different opinion of Donald Trump than I currently do. The "mainstream" media is mostly trying to dig up dirt on Trump and report the most negative aspects of his (sometimes very distant) past ; whereas most of Clinton's dirt is still very fresh and much more damaging to the country as a whole (see all the links at the bottom of this post for examples).
Trump may have participated in shady business dealings; paid off private debts with funds from his charity; had his name on a university that scammed people; outsourced the manufacturing of his ties to China; avoided paying federal incomes taxes; and bribed government officials with campaign contributions ... and he might be a boisterous, self-centered, egotistical and greedy billionaire ... but one can argue that 1) as a businessman, he never worked as a corrupt elected government leader falsely representing The People, 2) and that many of his questionable or unethical dealings were legally performed under the corrupt government system we currently have, 3) and that if there was any level of actual "corruption" on Trump's part, it never came close to rising to the level of corruption the Clintons have engaged in — even if one argued that Trump lies as much as the Clintons do (because Trump tells lies for different and far less nefarious reasons).
And let's face it. After all the lies the Democrats have been caught in lately regarding Hillary Clinton, her email server, the Clinton Foundation, the DNC leaks, the primary election and Bernie Sanders, I can't believe a single damn thing any Democrat says anymore. Obama has been lying to us and hiding things from us for over 7 years after he had promised that his administration would be the most transparent in history. But it has been the exact opposite, and instead, was the most secretive. If Donald Trump had shot someone on 5th Avenue, and a slimy Democrat had told me, I wouldn't believe them. But even if that were true, that still equates to far less dead people than Clinton has gotten killed.
Why I think Trump could be a great President and surprise everyone...
When Obama was first elected in 2008, as a politician, he had very little experience — but with a teleprompter, was a great orator. But he was a great disappointment too, by running as a "progressive" Democrat who ended up being just another "moderate" pro-corporate shill. He either misrepresented himself to the American people (he lied), or "he evolved" in his political beliefs and ideology like Hillary Clinton supposedly has, going from a "moderate" to "progressive". But any sensible person knows that's not true either, and that Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected.
As a politician, Clinton has a lot of experience (if you count "bad" experience, like Libya) — but she is also a crappy orator who comes across as very fake and contrived (a big bullshiter), who even lies about lying. On the other hand, Trump was never a politician; he spent his time around construction workers — so excuse him if he comes across as a little rough around the edges and is politically "incorrect". But aren't most of us? And yes, he lies too ... but as I said, for far less nefarious reasons than I believe Clinton does.
If one wanted to believe the worse about Donald Trump, he might have been a greedy and selfish man his entire life; but at 70 years old, he may want to go out making amends — and to make his children and grandchildren as proud of him as they can possibly be (even more so than they already are.) And I think his kids will keep him on the straight and narrow (more so than a Democratic or Republican Congress ever could.)
As Trump was growing his financial empire, he might not have treated his workers and other people fairly — and he might have engaged in the sort of corrupt pay-for-play that we've come to know with our government leaders. But it's still possible that Trump can be a great president if he wore a different hat (as president, not as a businessman) — and for 2 reasons: His ego and his rejection of failure.
Ego: In 2011 Trump was accused for helping to start the birther moment against Obama — so Obama might have wanted his revenge*. Soon afterwards I posted a blog article ridiculing Trump for this, believing Obama was born to an American citizen and was born in the State of Hawaii two years after it became a State. But recently an IT guy named Michael Trimm (who was a Bernie Sanders supporter) downloaded Obama's birth certificate from the White House website and did a forensic analysis examination on it with a special Adobe program — and he makes a very compelling case that it is, in fact, a sloppy forgery. Trimm takes you step by step through his entire process. The only thing he can't tell us is what the document originally showed before it was altered.
* From Obama's speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner on May 1, 2011. NOTE: Osama bin Laden was killed the very next day on May 2, 2011, shortly after 4:00 pm EST. Then Obama went on TV to make the announcement. (The night before, while Obama was berating Trump, he had known the raid on Osama bin Laden was already in the works.)
"There’s a vicious rumor floating around that I think could really hurt Mitt Romney. I heard he passed universal health care when he was governor of Massachusetts. Someone should get to the bottom of that. And I know just the guy to do it -– Donald Trump is here tonight! (Laughter and applause.)
Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. (Laughter.) And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter –- like, did we fake the moon landing? (Laughter.) What really happened in Roswell? (Laughter.) And where are Biggie and Tupac? (Laughter and applause.)
But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. (Laughter.) For example -- no, seriously, just recently, in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice -- at the steakhouse, the men’s cooking team cooking did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn’t blame Lil’ Jon or Meatloaf. (Laughter.) You fired Gary Busey. (Laughter.) And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled. (Laughter and applause.)
Say what you will about Mr. Trump, he certainly would bring some change to the White House. Let’s see what we’ve got up there. (Screens show “Trump White House Resort and Casino.”) So, yes, this has been quite a year in politics..." (See the video here.)
After he MIGHT have been publicly humiliated by Obama at the White House Correspondence Dinner in front of millions of people, Trump might also want to exact some revenge by proving that he's a bigger and better man than Obama by thoroughly disproving all the ugly things Obama has said about him — because they say success is the best revenge — and Trump will not only want to just become the next President (being Obama's successor), but also to be much more successful at the job ... better than Obama.
But it should also be noted that, in actuality, Trump MIGHT not have really been humiliated by Obama's remarks at all. If anything, he was little displeased with Seth Meyers' remarks afterwards; because as the Washington Post wrote:
This narrative flies in the face of actual history: Trump mentioned running for president as far back as the 1980s, so the notion that this dinner was the single catalyst for this presidential campaign is absurd. He frequently used humor as part of his self-promotional tool kit and was the guest of honor at a 2011 Comedy Central roast just two months before the correspondents’ dinner — an X-rated drubbing that made Obama and Meyers look like weenies. Trump had said, “There are many reasons I’m running. But that's not one of them.”
Failure: After being on the campaign trail, and getting millions of votes, and after seeing the thousands and thousands of ordinary working people heaping so much enthusiastic support upon him at his HUGE rallies, Trump might have realized the enormous responsibility he would have as President, and he wouldn't want to let all those people down — and again, to prove to Obama and the rest of the country that he can do a much better job than Obama. Trump likes winning. Like I said: Trump will not only want to become President, but to be very successful at the job. Trump despises failure. Unlike Obama, he may not make up lame excuses to cover up for inept people in his administration — he will fire them.
Also, Trump is already a billionaire, so special interests and lobbyists wouldn't have as much influence on him as other establishment politicians. He would most likely just like to succeed where Obama has failed, giving him a more righteous place in history (and maybe to have a swanky TRUMP presidential library to leave behind as his legacy.)
It should also be noted that most of the corporate media is in the bag for Clinton (and contributed to her campaign); but if Trump is elected, they will watch his every move and will constantly hold his feet to the fire. Whereas with Clinton, just like now, she may get a lot more free passes. There will be very little government "transparency" with Clinton in the White House (It's already bad enough with Obama.)
And Trump doesn't strike me as being a typical Republican ("alt" or otherwise) — nor as a slimy Democrat who'd rig elections. He's something else entirely — and why establishment politicians on both the sides of the aisle reject him (many GOPers are backing Clinton). Although, Trump's not Bernie Sanders either. Bernie was one of a kind. But Trump may also be a "once in a lifetime" candidate too and may not be as evil as Bernie believes. Since he endorsed Clinton, I really have a hard time believing anything Bernie Sanders now says.
Of course, I could be completely wrong about everything (delusional) ... and Trump could screw us all. But I hope not, because after 30 years, Clinton has done crappola for us. She's been a part of the problem all along, so I can't see her as being part of the solution now. I think she just wants to prove to her husband (and herself) that she's just as good as he is, and that being a woman is the only qualification she needs to break the glass ceiling of her glass house.
But if for any reason at all, I'd just like to see egg all over the faces of Clinton's smug and pompous surrogates (and all the media elites) and all those who screwed over Bernie Sanders. Their lies and deceit shouldn't be rewarded, even if it turns out that Clinton IS the lesser of two evils — which I doubt, because I don't think Trump ever got anyone killed.
And finally, in the end, most people want REAL change ... so for me, if it can't be Bernie, maybe it can be Trump. But NEVER Clinton.
And also, let's be honest, neither Jill nor Gary will be the next President in 2016 — so it's a waste of time and a vote to vote for either. A vote for either would be a vote for Trump or Clinton, so you might as well make a choice for the "Lesser of two evils" and vote for one of them. And IMHO, I think Clinton is much more evil. And I think she is more racist than Trump; and to the best of my knowledge, many more people were killed in Iraq and Libya than there were at Trump University.
But as I said, I could be all wrong about everything I wrote here (delusional); but even so, I think we can survive 4 years with a President Trump ... and I don't believe he can unilaterally push some red button and start a nuclear war/World War III and destroy the human race. I think that is mostly a lot of fear-mongering by "establishment" politicians who like the status quo just as it is and don't want to see any real changes at all.
FYI: Below are just 41 recent links to headlines and stories showing why the Clintons are too damn corrupt to be occupying the White House again — and this just mostly pertains to their foundation, and excludes the previous 25 years of corruption and the many other controversies that have surrounded them during their entire political careers.
- Networks ignore Clinton Foundation conflict of interest in 95% of stories
- Clinton gave State Department appointments to 194 donors, nearly 40
percent of the 511 advisory appointments - Washington Examiner
- Bill Clinton’s speaking fee overlaps with Foundation business, paid by
industry that later benefited from family charity’s Haitian project - WSJ
- Exclusive: Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose
millions from foreign donors - ABC Newsnet5
- Bill Clinton falsely claims Foundation discloses all info on donors,
activities - freebeacon.com
- Clinton Foundation deceived IRS on tax exemption - The Daily Caller
- The problem with the Clinton Foundation's tax status - The Daily Caller
- The 21 pages deleted from The Clinton Foundation's 2005 IRS tax-exempt
annual return - Michael Smith News
- Opinions: Clinton Foundation taxes deserve close scrutiny - Belleville
- "Clinton Foundation is charity fraud of epic proportions",
analyst Charles Ortel charges in stunning takedown - Zero Hedge
- The Clinton Foundation's problems are deeper than you think - Current
- Report: Clinton Foundation gave ‘watered-down' AIDS drugs to Third World
countries - The Daily Caller
- Press release: Congressman Marsha Blackburn releases Clinton Foundation
report - blackburn.house.gov
- REPORT: The Clinton Foundation and the ‘India success story':
Self-serving philanthropy, watered-down drugs, and money in sub-Saharan
Africa - blackburn.house.gov
- ARCHIVE: Although The FDA sent a public “warning letter” to Ranbaxy in
2006, Bill Clinton praised the company for fight against AIDS - The Economic
- ARCHIVE: Ranbaxy pleads guilty and agrees to pay $500 Million to resolve
false claims allegations, violations and false statements to the FDA -
Department of Justice
- New documents that reveal Bill Clinton's backdated contracts and
multimillion $$$$ frauds in the name of HIV/Aids - Michael Smith News
- Clinton's "bottom of the harbour" AIDS business - Michael Smith
- Bill Clinton's early days in tax-exempt business - and his original sin in
The Bahamas tax haven - Michael Smith News
- The CHAI Lie and the HIV/AIDS treatment: What connects Haiti with Papua
New Guinea – Medium
- Bill Clinton says it was only ‘natural’ for Clinton Foundation donors
to ask State Department for favors - The Daily Caller
- More Clinton Shenanigans in Haiti, Emails show the State Department and
the Clinton Foundation collaborated on policy - WSJ
- Ex-Haitian President of Senate says Clinton Foundation withheld billions
of donations, calls to 'disclose the audit of all the money' - Daily Caller
- VIDEO: Speech of the former Haitian President of Senate - YouTube
- Millions from Clinton Foundation donors bought seats to WH dinners, those
who authorized the special invitations were ensconced in the Department of
State’s Office of Protocol - The Daily Caller
- Emails detail State Dept. effort under Clinton to aid Foundation donor
Walmart - Washington Examiner
- Clinton charity partner slams ‘philanthropic abuse’ - freebeacon.com
- Clinton Foundation donor kicked out of China’s National People’s
Congress on accusations of bribing his way into office - The Daily Caller
- Bill Clinton’s birthday bash proves the Clintons just can’t stop
influence-peddling - New York Post
- POLL (Gallup): Hillary is 'email,' 'lie,' 'foundation,' 'scandal,'
'pneumonia' - Washington Examiner
- Paul Combetta, who deleted Hillary Clinton emails, may have asked Reddit
for tips on how to remove a 'VERY VIP' email address - US News
- House panel looking into Paul Combetta’s Reddit post about Clinton's
email server - TheHill
- Platte River executives fretted about being ordered to purge Clinton
emails believing it was a cover up - New York Post
- Text of the exchange on Reddit involving Paul Combetta: Remove or replace
to/from address on archived emails? - exchangeserver
- VIDEO: Hillary’s bleachbit specialist Paul Combetta deleting all of his
reddit posts on video - Erik Jones on Twitter
- ARCHIVE: Tech firm charged Clinton $250 an hour for Paul Combetta’s
interviews with Feds - Fox Nation
- Senator Grassley: FBI withholding key information about Clinton's deleted
emails - PJ Media
- Judge blasts State Dept. for slow-walking Hillary Clinton emails -
- State Department delays records request about Clinton-linked firm until
after the 2016 election, the latest in a string of similar postponements -
- Judicial Watch: New State Department documents reveal top agency officials
raised questions about Clinton emails in early August 2013 - Judicial Watch
- Sen. seeks formal damage assessment of Clinton email secrets loss -
UPDATE ON CLINTON CORRUPTION - 20 MORE LINKS - MASSIVE CORRUPTION IN OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION, MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENT IN HISTORY
- Clinton campaign defends immunity deal for aide Mills, others in FBI email
- Clinton Camp's Benenson: Immunity Deals Given To Clinton Staffers Are
"Fairly Appropriate And Routine"
- House GOP rep: FBI immunity deals for Clinton aides ‘strangest stuff
I’ve ever seen’
- Jason Chaffetz on the FBI: "No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a
case. They were handing out immunity deals like candy” - inquisitr.com
- Republicans incensed that the FBI immunity deals did not require witnesses
to cooperate with Congress - POLITICO
- Legal analysis: Why did the Obama Justice Department grant Cheryl Mills
immunity? There was no need to grant concessions - National Review
- History of Cheryl Mills as Hillary’s aide obstructing investigations,
Why did the feds give a key suspect who orchestrated the destruction of
government records immunity as a witness? - New York Post
- Cheryl Mills immunity bombshell: She avoided signing mandatory security
forms - Breitbart
- Insiders: FBI used agents as pawns to insulate Hillary, aides &
Clinton Foundation from prosecutions - True Pundit
- Former NSA analyst and counterintelligence officer Schindler op-ed: The
FBI investigation of emailgate was a sham - Observer
- VIDEO: Rudy Giuliani: It is disgraceful. To give immunity to so many
people... The violations here were so many, so often, so gross -
- Clinton campaign manager has no answer when asked about an email in which
the Clinton IT contractor referred to the 60-day email retention policy as
“Hillary cover-up" (VIDEO) - Daily Caller
- Clinton aide told FBI there were internal concerns raised at State over
private email server - The Washington Post
- Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal -
- 27 things we learned from Clinton's FBI files - Washington Examiner
- Text of the FBI interview notes from Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation
for mishandling of classified information - Public Intelligence
- ARCHIVE: EmailGate and the mystery of the missing GAMMA, Clinton’s
'unclassified' email included highly classified NSA information—why
didn’t the FBI mention this fact? - Observer
- Ruling means most of Hillary Clinton’s newly uncovered 2,800
work-related emails will come out after election - The New York Times
- The public deserves to know what is in those emails, well before November
8. It is outrageous the State Dept has had these emails since late July, but
has only released 5 records - Judicial Watch
- The State Department has said that Clinton did not include any of her
emails with Petraeus when her lawyers screened and returned what they said
were all her work emails in 2014 - Reuters