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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:00 AM

Trump's scam is failing him, and he's in a panic over it

As President Trump prepares to run for reelection on the claim that his populist nationalist agenda has been a smashing success, it’s awfully telling that Trump and his advisers have now launched a frantic, multi-front effort to deny glaring truths about that agenda that are all right there in plain sight, for all of us to see.

A new report in the New York Times documents an emerging pattern: Trump is increasingly explaining away warning signs of a potential recession by resorting to lurid conspiracy theories. Trump claims the Federal Reserve is working against him. He also says the “Fake News Media” is fabricating recession fears — and exaggerating the damage of Trump’s trade war with China, a key driver of those fears — to cloud his reelection chances.

What we’re seeing here should be understood as panic. The Times reports this on Trump’s private ventings to advisers:

Mr. Trump has been agitated in discussions of the economy, and by the news media’s reporting of warnings of a possible recession. He has said forces that do not want him to win have been overstating the damage his trade war has caused, according to people who have spoken with him.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/19/trumps-scam-is-failing-him-hes-panic-over-it/

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Reply Trump's scam is failing him, and he's in a panic over it (Original post)
Zorro Aug 19 OP
cilla4progress Aug 19 #1
duforsure Aug 19 #2
Skittles Aug 19 #3
rhiannon55 Aug 19 #4
Grasswire2 Aug 20 #5

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:05 AM

1. Yep. He's savvy enough to know the republican estalishment

only cares about 2 things: money in their pockets and appointing neofascist misogynist racist judges.

With the economy tanking, there goes one of the 2 pillars of his presidency.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 01:28 PM

2. He's a con man lying to the American people daily now.

He said his great tax plan was helping the American people when the top 2% pay almost 100 BILLION less, and the lower 98% of the American people pay almost 100 BILLION more in taxes. He and the KGBOP cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and caused the cost of the ACA premiums to skyrocket upwards, and took millions from big pharma and has watched prescription drug costs to go uo dramatically. He's claimed he would have a much better health care plan , costing a lot less, better coverage's, and covering everyone, and again he lied. They're polluting our air and water at record rates , and soon this country will be like Flint is. He's started these tariffs claiming he's winning for the American people when farmers are going bankrupt at all time high rates, and consumer prices are skyrocketing higher. He is an illegitimate president working for putin to weaken an undermine OUR economy, and now telling us no recession , when its not just a recession , but heading for a depression with what he's had the Fed Chairman do. He's done what Bush did only on steroids, and has it trickling into his pockets. I'll be glad the day he's handcuffed and he and his family are heading to be jailed, they're criminals robbing us blind, and world class liars.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 06:02 PM

3. you nail it, duforsure

yes indeed

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Response to duforsure (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 07:21 PM

4. He's a grifter. He's Sarah Palin on steroids.

You described him well. I can hardly wait to see him arrested and jailed.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 01:49 AM

5. yeah, the Bushes were slackers compared to him.

Now, Cheney made a fortune for himself.

And Bush Sr. profited from wars via the Carlyle Group.

But nothing like the looting of the Trumps.

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