The CEO Prznint

All Aboard! The Trump Train is leaving the station!

The Daily Beast:

“Sources close to the president say he has repeatedly shrugged off [tackling the national debt], implying that he doesn’t have to worry about the money owed to America’s creditors—currently about $21 trillion—because he won’t be around to shoulder the blame when it becomes even more untenable. The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the national debt in the not-too-distant future. In response, Trump noted that the data suggested the debt would reach a critical mass only after his possible second term in office. “Yeah, but I won’t be here,” the president bluntly said, according to a source who was in the room when Trump made this comment during discussions on the debt.”

Running it like a Trump business.

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9 Responses to The CEO Prznint

  1. Kiwiwriter says:

    Of course he doesn’t care…he’s here to take the money and run.


  2. Redhand says:

    As a former corporate work colleague once said of our then CEO:

    He doesn’t even give a shit about not giving a shit.”

    It’s so great hsving a failed “businessman” runminh the country.


  3. Condi says:

    Pretty much his MO; suck all the value out of a thing then walk away bragging…

    Also…any bets on when the president* gets back to his normal self? Oh…wait! He’s already complained this morning about “Presidential Harassment.”

    What a fuckin’ tool.


  4. Lofgren says:

    This is how actual CEOs think too. Why do you think the economy goes in boom-and-bust cycles? Yes, there are many complex reasons for that, but one big one is that the boomers know it will be somebody else who gets busted. Why should the decision makers care if the company gets fined for irresponsible behavior when they’ve already made their millions? Why do we imagine that people whose primary motivation is greed will do what is beneficial to the company rather than what is best for themselves in the short term? The whole system is absurd.


    • Yes, absurd is a good word, in the ‘holy shit I woke up today and I’m a cockroach!’ sense.

      Remember when Alan ‘Womtongue’ Geenspan, who came up as an inner-inner-circle Ayn Rand cultist, said to Congress that he was “Shocked, shocked there was gambling going on at Wall Street that bank CEO’s and Directors put their personal profits ahead of the interests of their shareholders.”

      That was the precise moment I knew beyond any and all doubt that there was no god because a lightning bolt did not crash through the Capitol dome and fry him like a bug in a bug zapper.

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  5. “I’m the king of debt. I love debt,” Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, seemingly trying to explain the comfort level he has with debt after a long business career that included four bankruptcy filings by his companies.

    I’ll just bet he really thinks the country can just ‘declare bankruptcy’ and waltz away ‘scott-free’


    • MDavis says:

      For extra nasty, remember that this is the same person who wants to stop sending federal aid to Puerto Rico because they might use it to pay down their debt, the same debt that he won’t support any forgiveness for.

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  6. Osirisopto says:

    That proves it Putin did promise him a pension.


  7. roket says:

    Curious. Isn’t this normal behavior for a republican president? I’ve come to the understanding that this sort of behavior is also predictable. js

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