Everyone Knows He’s a Fraud

President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The New Yorker drives home a point — it’s all play-acting with Prznint Stupid:

The President is a talented performer who plays an exaggerated version of an idea of who he is. On “The Apprentice,” he played what he thought a wildly successful real-estate developer would be like. He made inane pronouncements with great aplomb, and, as my colleague Patrick Radden Keefe wrote, in a Profile of the creator of “The Apprentice,” Mark Burnett, Trump made bizarre decisions that the makers of the show then scrambled to make look credible in the editing room. When the show started, Trump was a has-been, an occasional butt of tabloid jokes; by the time it ended, he and the audience both believed that he was one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen on the planet. That, in turn, made his Presidential campaign if not immediately plausible then at least imaginable.

A power grab is always a performance of sorts. It begins with a claim to power, and if the claim is accepted—if the performance is believed—it takes hold. Much as he played a real-estate tycoon in the most crude and reductive way, Trump is now performing his idea of power as he imagines it. In his intuition, power is autocratic; it affirms the superiority of one nation and one race; it asserts total domination; and it mercilessly suppresses all opposition. Whether or not he is capable of grasping the concept, Trump is performing fascism.

This has the ring of truth to it: Lord Damp Nut is a fool and a tool, and everything he does is only to feed his fragile ego. He wants to be seen as a success, but he’s bankrupted every business he’s touched. He wants to be seen as the all-powerful boss, but he makes someone else fire underlings. He wants to be perceived as a strongman, but he hides in a bunker less the peaceful protesters get him.

He’s a fake fascist, too as the article says but maybe it’s a distinction without a difference if we end up in a fascist state because he wants to play-act as Putin.

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14 Responses to Everyone Knows He’s a Fraud

  1. Well he isn’t all that talented s a performer. but yeah the rest is dead on. He truly thinks that becoming President meant He Was The Boss, or to put it in a fancy libtard big-words way l’etat c’est Trump

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  2. donnah says:

    I’ve seen old video of Trump way back when he was more of a playboy character. I literally never saw an episode of The Apprentice because I loathed him even back then. But while he wasn’t the most articulate speaker back then, at least he seemed coherent. He held conversations.

    There is something wrong with him. He can barely read, he has no genuine emotion, he is incoherent when he goes off script and he tweets so poorly that it’s embarrassing. He’s clumsy, awkward and he seems unable to focus on anything but bragging on his strength, economic skills, and how loyal his base is. The rest of the country is unimportant to him.

    Everyone has given him a pass. Other countries, who once respected us, laugh at us and we have little power left in the world. The damage he’s done in literally every aspect of our government will take years to repair and we will need new laws now to rebuild what he’s ruined.

    Trump is responsible. The Republicans are responsible for him getting this far, and they’re responsible for keeping him in power. This is why we cannot afford distractions or disarray. We must vote to regain the Senate and the Presidency and add as many Democrats as possible in November.

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    • Bruce388 says:

      TomJChicago on Twitter claims Lord Dampnut has frontotemporal dementia. Symptoms include leaning forward while standing with arms in front.

      Whatever the cause, Lord Dampnut’s decline should be obvious to anyone who doesn’t idolize him. Last year when he was in Europe for something he ALMOST belly-flopped down a flight of stairs. He crashed into Boris Johnson. If Johnson hadn’t been there it would have been LD flopping all the way to the bottom. Dammit.

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    • julesmomcat says:

      So VERY well stated, donnah.

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  3. another kiwi says:

    The Burnett article https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/07/how-mark-burnett-resurrected-donald-trump-as-an-icon-of-american-success
    It laid it out pretty comprehensively that Lord Dampnut was a damn fool but we all knew anyway.

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  4. YellowDog says:

    Someone wrote that Bunker Boy is a stupid person’s idea of a successful businessman. We should have known he’s the stupid person.

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  5. Redhand says:

    Let ms share the same conclusion — that he’s a fraud — I voiced over at Yas’s blog.
    http://disq.us/p/29qfvva

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  6. Mark E. Bye says:

    “Take a hooker to a motel, get a free bible!”

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  7. roket says:

    Even though Ronald Reagan was the very first republican I learned to hate, at least he was a pretty good performer. He could memorize script even with Alzheimer’s. The current performer is an amateur and goes off-script. Makes me wonder who the next performer they stuff down our throats will be. Chuck Norris or will they go musical and select Ted Nugent? It is a downward spiral.

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