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originally posted by: RomeByFire
It doesn't matter what Hillary does, it's always defended.
Even when it comes to possible illegal activity her cult following comes in to say, "But but but GOP! But but but racism! But but but but but!," in a vain attempt to defend their messiah.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
So there you go. Choose your criminal and next President. Hillary "I want to keep my state secrets personal" Clinton or Donald "I abuse people in need for my own profit" Trump.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Annee
I'm not surprised. I've known Trump is an arrogant buffoon since the 90's. My mom used to talk about how much of an asshole he was every time he'd pop up in the news. For good cause too since he's a rampant misogynist.
#1. Donald Trump
In 1990, a mediocre businessman (but shrewd marketer) from New York City named Donald Trump gave an interview in Playboy in which he claimed that America needed a bigger ego -- one like his. His fear was that America was being "outegotized" by Saudi Arabia, West Germany, and Japan. To think, just 30 years later, America would get all this swagger back when Trump ran for president, claiming that having hosted an "incredible" Miss Universe pageant in Russia was legitimate foreign policy experience qualifying him to possess nuclear codes.
In the intervening decades, Trump has not only turned his idea of ego into parody, but also into a runaway train of fraud, failure, and shamelessness. From being so desperate for media attention that he pretended to be his own publicist under the name John Barron, to creating Trump "University," which is currently being sued for "not just ... fraud, false advertising, and unfair business practices, but also [for] having used such tactics against vulnerable seniors in ways that violated special "financial elder abuse" statutes in California and Florida." Vulnerable seniors, Donald? Come on, man! You've already cornered the market on vulnerable younger Eastern European women. Can't you leave some demographic undisturbed?
The failures ... there have been so many failures. There were Trump Steaks, about which the CEO of the only store carrying them said, "we literally sold almost no steaks." Trump Magazine, which also flopped. Trump Airlines. And the four bankruptcies in Atlantic City, New York, and Indiana. Like Jobs, his certainty works, except when it doesn't. Like the 2006 prophetic statement from a man who considers himself a real estate visionary: "I think it's a great time to start a mortgage company." Nailed it.
Trump's supporters brush all these aside. "He's very rich, you know," they say (or rather, Trump says this himself, pretending to be a spokesperson). But the reality is that Trump is a liar. He has claimed to be worth $1.7 billion and $5 billion on the same goddamn day! Gawker actually has an impressive timeline of his inflated net worth, and when Gawker has legitimate criticism of you, that's saying something. In any case, it's incredibly important to Trump that you know that he's a billionaire. Except he might not actually be. One of his biographers was sued by Trump (for billions) for saying that "Three people with direct knowledge of Donald's finances, people who had worked closely with him for years, told me that they thought his net worth was somewhere between $150 million and $250 million." That case was thrown out.
Of course, lying comes quite naturally to Trump, maybe moreso than it does for other egomaniacs. PolitiFact analyzed 77 of his statements last year, and you know how many it found false? Three out of four! Just think, by this standard, a one-hour speech from him has about 45 minutes of pure lies. But what's most impressive is that he's so delusional that he doesn't even think he's lying. He literally lives in a world where he is entitled to his own facts.
But, you might reply, how has this cost him anything? He's still rich. He might well be president very soon. I believe that is quite possible. And I believe Andrew Sullivan when he calls this an "extinction-level event." In this sense, Donald Trump and his ego will win only in the Charlie Sheen sense, and the tragic, ignominious end is written all over his bloated orange face. And when it happens, we all lose with him ... because we're doing to die in World War III or in a new depression that will make Herbert Hoover look like a great president.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Krazysh0t
There is a YUGE difference between what you have described and Hilary's PERSONAL email server.
One is a charity that is run by a director who is not Trump and may have run afoul of some obscure laws.