Chasing the Dragon
It seems strange to us in the UK that the brand ‘Trump’ would be in any way attractive, as to us in the UK it means to fart. It’s the euphemism we get our children to use because it sounds nicer. Many will be unaware that Donald’s fame was largely down to his starring role in the US version of The Apprentice. Unlike the UK version where the main guy, Alan Sugar, actually is a real entrepeneur, Donald Trump inherited wealth from his father and has made most of his money from dodgy real estate. He’s essentially a crook and a huckster.
For a crook to win the Republic nomination in 2016 the Republican party must have been either incredibly naive and incompetent or thoroughly corrupt. The truth is it was all three. And not only was the Republican Party corrupt, so were the Democratics. In 2015 the Democratic Party was on its uppers. There was no cash in the bank. So Hillary Clinton bailed it out and, in return, got to effectively run the 2016 presidential campaign for which she was a potential nominee.
Trump’s label of ‘Crooked Hillary’ is uncomfortably close to the truth and, together with the DNC (Democratic National Committee), she conspired to keep Bernie Sanders off the ballot. It should be noted that Barak Obama was also doing his damndest to ensure she became the nominee despite her being the second most hated presidential candidate in recent history. Not only were the Democrats conspiring to effectively make Trump electable, the Democratic leaning media were giving Trump millions of dollars worth of free airtime because he was a big pull.
It’s little wonder that the “Grab them by the pussy” contender did well. On top of this: when Bernie Sanders admitted defeat he lent his campaign team to Hillary giving her both boots on the ground and strategy advice. Her team arrogantly scorned advice that may well have won her the presidency. She fatally and arrogantly overlooked the Rust Belt (the industrial heartland of America). Though she won the popular vote that’s not how the elections work.
Know Your History
Yet the reason for Trump’s victory goes back further than 2015. You need to go back to the Bill Clinton presidency, NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) and deregulation of the banks. Free trade agreements are…