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So without further interruption, let's take a look at some of the more colorful comments made by Donald Trump during his announcement in New York last
"I beat China all the time."
Donald Trump minced no words as he heaped loads of criticism on anyone within earshot of the German/New York accented orator. One clear adversary of
America, in Trump's mind, is China. Trump claims that America doesn't get any big wins over our international peers like Japan, China, and Iran due to
the ineptitude of our current batch of leaders. He calls China out... 23 times...yes 23 times, in his speech, mostly for taking advantage of us by
devaluing their currency in relation to trade schemes.
Granted, most of the speech relating to China consisted mostly of Donald Trump just rambling on about apartments, chinese people (who he likes, along
with the Mexicans.), and manufacturing exports. Don't get me wrong, he is correct on many levels when it comes to our tenuous economic relationship
with China, I just didn't hear any new ideas from Trump in how to resolve the issue of the Chinese devaluing their currency to gain a competitive
advantage in manufacturing.
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively."
This quote reminds me of a courtroom scene from the classic film My Cousin Vinny, where Joe Pesci's character is questioning a witness about the
cooking time of grits. His character, Vinny, finally settling into his attorney gig said, "So, Mr. Tipton, how could it take you five minutes to cook
your grits, when it takes the entire grit-eating world 20 minutes?"
Of course -- Mr. Tipton responds with a puzzled look, "I don't know. I'm a fast cook, I guess."
So are we to believe that Mr. Trump has discovered a way, using alien wall-building technology, to build a wall more inexpensively then any contractor
that has already quoted the government the cost of a border wall? To me, this is a classic example of a politician talking out of his ass -- Trump
knows full well that the costs associated with building that wall will be greater than any benefit of security that the wall would provide. But Trump
will continue to use that line, because it is exactly what people want to hear. Well, that and the fact that our 'leaders' refuse to have a real
discussion or provide real solutions regarding border security.
"The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems."
This little quote is actually quite telling to how Donald Trump's mind really works. He sees America as the shiny mansion on the hill with all the
amenities. He sees America as the beacon of hope for all the worlds hopeless, but with no chance in hell they will ever be able to scale his wall. It
is small alterations to the narrative created by his puppetmasters, that will in the end bring Trump's numbers back down to reality.
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
Okay -- So Trump is not far off with this quote. Free trade can be wonderful with the right people running the ship. The problem that we have now is,
we have politicians who enact policies that they call 'free trade' -- but are really something altogether very different.
NOW... ON TO REALITY
As I have stated in the past, my concerns with Donald Trump are with his underlying message. When Trump stays on message, he can rally a large segment
of the population to his cause. However, when the true Trump starts to shine through, and it already has, he will begin to drop into the second-tier
candidates like Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson.
You can pick out the comments or ideas that I am talking about. They will be small one liners that otherwise could easily go unnoticed in the grand
scheme of his announcement. Two prime examples are comments he made regarding Mexican immigrants and Iraqi oil.
In his speech he claimed that The United States should have taken Iraq's oil after leaving the country following a decade long military incursion.
This may not sound like a big deal on the surface, but when the comment is internalized it provides an image of a profiteer of war and an ironclad
imperialist looking to horde resources from the poor. Why? Because we can.
In my humble opinion, this type of thinking and behavior is why many Muslims and non-westerners have grown to despise us over the last century.
Another comment that struck a nerve and seemed a little insensitive was the over-generalization by Trump that all the Mexican's immigrating to this
country illegally are bad people, and he even went so far as to call them "rapists". Trump quickly back-tracked on the comments and told everyone how
much he likes Mexican people, and that he even knows a few Mexicans.
Donald Trump is for real. But don't expect his current popularity to continue as more Americans begin to catch on to his underlying, almost
subconscious vision for a feudalistic society in America.
Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoyed.