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1. He had a successful reality game show, and seemed to enjoy it.
Mon Jun 20, 2016, 01:38 PM
Jun 2016

And before that, he was ALWAYS in the headlines - I remember the 80's and he and Ivana were ALWAYS being talked about, in Newsweek, at White House functions, opening casinos in ACNJ - basically, he wants to be America's Asif Ali Zadari (husband to Benazir Bhutto) - "Mr. 10%", Pakistan's Prime Minister before the current one, Nawaz Sharif, 10% because he allegedly demanded a 10% kickback for any project requiring government approval (an allegation amongst a dozen or more even MORE scurrilous allegations).

This is basically what Trump wants to be - he wants to make money as the Clintons have done, and he wants the limelight, he loves it.

Comparisons here are thrown about to Mussolini - I'd be careful about doing so because it is axiomatic that while Mussolini was a bad guy, he made the trains run on time, which is something hard to do, as anyone who has been to Italy can tell you. That is, he made things work for working people.

He had a successful reality game show, and seemed to enjoy it. closeupready Jun 2016 #1
Mussolini was actually better at propaganda than train scheduling. immoderate Jun 2016 #6
Popularly, though, he gets credit. Just the way it goes. closeupready Jun 2016 #10
I honestly think.... Adrahil Jun 2016 #2
So are you leaning more toward huckster or con man? Bucky Jun 2016 #5
Con Man, I think. Look at Trump "University." Adrahil Jun 2016 #13
I'm torn between those two assessments too. That's why I made the poll Bucky Jun 2016 #18
A sociopathic, bigoted, conceited, dangerous ignoramus (nt) Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #3
you are getting warmer. ChairmanAgnostic Jun 2016 #11
Trump made money greenmailing Harrahs and Ballys GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #4
For myself, I gotta say "double agent" makes no sense. He's ruined the Trump brand Bucky Jun 2016 #7
He's an actor, literally. TwilightZone Jun 2016 #8
Demagogue: one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2016 #9
I'd call that "autocrat" but do you think that'd be a different category? Bucky Jun 2016 #12
He is psychologically disordered narcissist, which should automatically disqualify him as No Vested Interest Jun 2016 #14
That's what I think, too. He's not an idiot -- it's just that his narcissism pnwmom Jun 2016 #15
Con Man and a LIAR! UCmeNdc Jun 2016 #16
Cokehead C_U_L8R Jun 2016 #17
narcissist would be my vote .... right after short fingered vulgarian etherealtruth Jun 2016 #19
I. CAN'T. STAND. HIM. I. CAN'T. STAND. HIM. I. CAN'T. STAND. HIM. trueblue2007 Jun 2016 #20
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