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Trump shows off his blue collar side by being in a truck

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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

Man, some people don't think. That's the long and short of it.

Can you imagine how much work it takes to run an "empire" as his detractors call his business? And how much time he must spend colluding with the Russians, and cruising for babes, and skinning and eating small kittens? The guy must have a really healthy diet and health regime to even be walking around!

He owned casinos---one of the most highly regulated and licensed business---and yet he has never even been called before a grand jury as far as I can find out. He's probably the most investigated president we've ever had due of the nature of some of his businesses. If in all the years he's been a billionaire, they've not found any illegal behaviors with which to charge him, I seriously doubt that a bunch of politicians can find anything.

Successful men that led the way for others to become successful were once respected and admired. They inspire hope. They encourage young people's dreams. I guess that's gone out of style with the "Everything should be free" crowd.




posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 05:21 AM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: crazyewok

So you're saying that he didn't generate billions through hard work? If I had a facepalm meme, I would include it in this post...


To be honest I dont really know.

All I am saying is TRUMP is not a blue coller worker and he has nothing in common with any working or middle class person.
edit on Fri Mar 24 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 05:25 AM
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a reply to: diggindirt

Ooooo your one of "them", you think because I dont worship the orange god emperor I am a lefty



Trump is entitled to whatever he earns, I am not arguing that.


All i am saying is he has nothing in common with a genuine working or middle class person.

I have no doubt he works hard. But he has never had to deal with real penalties for failure in life. He was born with a golden spoon in his mouth and has always has a saftey net of millions to fall back on.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 05:29 AM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

That is so cute. I think it shows that Trump is human. He is not some stuck-up rich guy who is above having some normal fun.

I can see my father or brother doing exactly what he did. Actually I have seen them do it - at a tour of a Mack Truck factory. They can not resist hopping in any kind of truck or vehicle and would totally have fun with it, blowing the horn, etc.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 05:50 AM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

For an encore, he should pose in a tank:




posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:32 AM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: allsee4eye



Glorious. Just glorious.

The idea that Trump is blue collar, just because he does not work in stocks or have a degree, is utterly absurd. He did not earn his money. He inherited money, he bought things to earn by ownership. He has never done a solid days physical labour in his life, and NO ONE who calls themselves blue collar in any but the most ironic fashion, could ever say the same. I will say this for him though, his propaganda game is strong.

I know of few other people on the Earth, who could make a hard working, ground level person, believe that this work shy, soft handed, weak backed cretin is a man of, or for the people.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

That's his normal face.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

I'm sorry but at NO point is a multi-billionaire "blue collar" in any regard. Even if he seats himself in a truck driver seat.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: introvert

My dad never had to do that but I considered him blue collar.
He pushed paper moving freight in and out of Israel.

Just saying blue collar isn't just getting day work.
Lots of steady work every day people are blue collar.
But I agree 100% that trump cannot relate to people who live paycheck to paycheck without a million dollar safety net.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: introvert

Running a Hotel is Not Considered Work to Support Your Family in your Opinion ? LOL , Your a Funny Guy.........

Trump has literally NEVER spent a minute of his life worrying about feeding or supporting his family.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

Yeah like that photo OP down in New Orleans last Aug. Handing out toys to kids who don't have a home to play in. .



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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I don't know what you people are talking about...It's damn hard work screwing honest business people out of money.

fortune.com...



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: introvert

Running a Hotel is Not Considered Work to Support Your Family in your Opinion ? LOL , Your a Funny Guy.........


Yeah I'm sure he was involved in scheduling the house keepers, the bell staff, the concierge.
I'm sure he knew when carpet needed replacing or parking lots needed pot holes filled because he ran a hotel.

He paid people to plan it. He paid an architect to design it. He paid people to clear the lot and others to build it and still others to decorate it and others to maintain the grounds. In other words my dear....trumps total contribution was financing and putting his name on the marquee.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: reldra

He was mocked when he assisted in handing out emergency supplies and care packages to Louisianan flood victims too...


While you were mocking, Louisiana's working class were noticing that Trump was trying to connect with them rather than vacationing or pretending they didn't exist because they only possessed 8 electoral votes and were a state of bumpkins.


Keep it up, this incessant mockery of people who put forth an effort to at least connect with the salt of America's Earth is exactly why the Democrats have lost what was once the backbone of their party. You want to know why GWB won the nation twice, taking working class votes both times?


John McCain lost in 2008 because he couldn't connect with rural America outside of a tenuous connection with Palin. Romney lost in 2012 because of the same issue... We get it, simply putting on clean worksite clothes and showing up for a photo op is a hollow gesture, but clearly there's been more to it than that with *some* politicians over the years. Trump is included in that. He's putting forth an effort and he's doing so in a non-condecending manner... But please, feel absolutely free to live the elitist, look down your noses at workers who connect with the attitude behind him sitting in that truck looking like a happy little kid and actually excited to be sitting at the wheel of that rig, stereotype that has alienated so many politicians from the core of their voters.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

If I "worshiped" Trump, don't you think I would have voted for him, campaigned for him? But I didn't because I didn't think he was the best candidate. I thought Johnson was a better choice and expressed that opinion on many occasions.
I will be first to say that I thought he was a better candidate than Hillary but that's like saying I'd rather die of being shot than being run through.

It wasn't until after the election that I found out that my Democrat family members had gone for Trump because of their personal acquaintance with him.

Did someone call you a lefty? I don't think it was me because I know better.

And just so everyone knows, I doubt seriously that any of us sitting typing on our modern machines have ever really and truly 'struggled" in our first world nations but carry on with your holier than thou attitudes.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
All I am saying is TRUMP is not a blue coller worker and he has nothing in common with any working or middle class person.


No, he's not, but empathy goes a long ways. Let's be honest, very, very few politicians can claim to have been "blue collar." Even fewer presidents can claim it. That said, look at who the working class has connected with over the generations and determine the connecting threads...
JFK- Certainly not a blue collar worker at any point in his life. BUT he connected with the working class because he didn't talk down to them, didn't carry himself as being "above" them, and never was perceived to be lecturing them on their lives.
Reagan: Reagan talked with working class America, not at them. That's maybe the most important aspect of Trump's campaign... he talked at some groups, but middle America wasn't among them.
Bill Clinton: Roughly the same as above through his first term. Remove his wife from the picture and Bill would still be privately loved by most of working America.
GWB: Bush, love him or hate him, was very popular with America's working class simply because his efforts to connect with them came off as genuine. The dude wasn't averse to work and was very much a "sit down to watch a baseball game and enjoy beers" kinda guy.

Look at some of the least popular politicians among working class America...
Nancy Pelosi: Lectures, never discusses.
John McCain: Lectures, never discusses.
Mitt Romney: Barely acknowledges
Harry Reid: Lectures, never discusses.
Hillary Clinton: Harangues... barely even qualifies as lecturing, and is as far from discussing with people as it gets.

It is very much what put Donald Trump in the White House in the first place... The American worker has been more and more marginalized in DC over the past few decades. Caught between a party that supports corporate interests and global free trade that has stolen America's jobs and a party that has bent over backwards to create Kept Voter rolls among a calico patchwork quilt of special interest minority groups while paying for those Kept Voters with the blood, sweat, and tears of the working and middle class who they initially rose to prominence by claiming to represent. It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict that any politician who paid that large group sincere interest and showed the empathy would get their support and their votes. It also doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that mocking that politician for continuing to display interest in them and empathy for them isn't a solid strategy to woo those voters away from Trump.

The final thing at play here is pretty obvious to any American who grew up in an even slightly rural environment: It's freaking awesome to get to sit behind the wheel of a truck! Look at President Trump's face in those photos. He's experiencing a wide range of emotions from "this is awesome" to "Get the F out of my way" to "America, *heck* yeah" exactly like each and every working/middle class American who doesn't drive a truck daily knows damn well they'd feel in the same situation. He may not have a blue collar pedigree, but he talks and acts like one of us often enough for many of us to relate to him.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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The final thing at play here is pretty obvious to any American who grew up in an even slightly rural environment: It's freaking awesome to get to sit behind the wheel of a truck! Look at President Trump's face in those photos. He's experiencing a wide range of emotions from "this is awesome" to "Get the F out of my way" to "America, *heck* yeah" exactly like each and every working/middle class American who doesn't drive a truck daily knows damn well they'd feel in the same situation. He may not have a blue collar pedigree, but he talks and acts like one of us often enough for many of us to relate to him.


I see it another way...Trump is a fantastic actor and a member of my Union, SAG/AFTRA and knows how to perform as evidenced by his TV shows and Campaign for the POTUS. It was a brilliant act for a contrived photo op by the ultimate salesman. You don't get as far in business as Trump with out having a great command of BS. He is truly gifted.

I didn't buy it...but it was great theater. As a sometimes Director, AD and DP, I know a good performance when I see one and Trump delivers.

www.hollywoodreporter.com...


edit on 24-3-2017 by olaru12 because: Love ya Brenda



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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A question to all the leftists here ranting and raving about this...
How many of you are entrepreneurs?
How many of you offer a service people seek you out for?
How many of you can say your work/career effects humanity positively?

Now...

How many of you are riddled with collage/credit debt?
How many of you have yet to see any positive return on the labor you put out?
How many of you think a $15 minimum wage is feasible?
How many of you live with your parents?

The left has a very flimsy grasp of what it means to actually work for a living and building something with your own hands, sweat, and blood. I'm not talking physical labor though that applies too. I'm talking about an individual seeing a need for a service or product and offering it. Then in steps the left who feels they are somehow entitled to the rewards this individual worked so hard for.

In comes Trump.
One of these hard working, hard nosed, thick skinned, entrepreneurs who believes in the free market capitalism and the value of putting in a hard days work. Literally an offense to the largely academic left. One just has to look at the reaction to this in this very thread.


When I see Trump standing on the corner outside of a Home Depot, waiting to hop in the back of a truck in order to find a days work to put groceries on the table, I'll consider him "blue collar"

I rest my case.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
When I see Trump standing on the corner outside of a Home Depot, waiting to hop in the back of a truck in order to find a days work to put groceries on the table, I'll consider him "blue collar".


You seem to have confused "blue collar" with "migrant worker."



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 02:07 AM
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a reply to: JAY1980

Well said bud.




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