a reply to: network dude
For starters, one first has to realize that Trump has a very poor concept of ethics or right vs wrong, he thinks more in terms of winning vs losing.
In his mind, "If you're not willing to cheat in order to win, you must not have wanted to win bad enough."
Trump is both, dumber than a box of rocks, smart enough to realize his own ignorance and according to many reports, someone who suffers from some form
of attention deficit disorder.
This is why he's so prone to delegate his authority to make tough decisions on complicated issues to his subordinates.
I'm no psychiatrist but IMO, he's subconsciously aware of the magnitude of his own ignorance and difficulty of comprehending complex issues and this
is what drives his inner inferiority complex resulting in his need for compensation in the form of public praise & likability.
He is a business tycoon who actually knows very little about the businesses he owns because he delegates the actual day-to-day decision making &
authority on to others more suited for the job.
Realistically speaking, his primary role in most of his businesses is to be the company namesake mascot who is in need of constant praise and positive
As an example of his business management ignorance; When, (during the campaign) Trump repeatedly boasted about the thousands & thousands of people he
employs with his many businesses and then later goes on to promise a ban on Muslim immigration if elected, clearly shows that despite employing so
many people, in so many businesses, he apparently still doesn't have a clue that we have anti-discrimination laws in this country.
I'd bet a hundred dollars against a doughnut hole that he doesn't have the foggiest idea what an I-9 Form is.
When ex CIA director Brennan talked about Russians utilizing people who unwittingly further their causes, Trump immediately came to my mind. I can't
think of a more unwitting person of power to persuade.
Trump is prime unwitting puppet material that even Geppetto would be thrilled to get hold of.
All Trump would need is for someone like Michael Flynn or Jarred Kushner or even one of his business lawyers to suggest to him that not only could we
partner with Russia to fight ISIS, but if we were on better terms with Russia and sanctions were eased a bit, some of his own businesses would be
affected in a positive manner as well.
Next thing you know, he'd be saying things like; "wouldn't it be great thing, if we could get along with Russia."
And....doing things like inviting them into the Oval Office without American media and revealing code word classified intelligence in hopes that
they'll like him and be his friend.
When anyone has challenged Trump's business ethics or practices, he simply has his lawyers handle the problem, usually with endless court proceedings
until the plaintiffs give up.
Trump went into the White House expecting to have the same authority and available opposition responses that were there for him in the private sector,
but has been forced to wake up to the reality that our government, unlike private business, has a system of checks & balances.
Things like "so-called judges," both houses of Congress and the U.S. Constitution.
Trump is in way over his head and it's getting to the point that no one's gonna be willing to throw him a life jacket for fear of getting sucked down
with the ship.
edit on 1-6-2017 by Flatfish because: (no reason given)