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President Trump: Seller's and Buyer's Remorse

Updated on November 14, 2016

Why does he even want this job?

There is some debate about whether or not Donald Trump is actually a good businessman. He had the advantage of inheriting a great deal of money from his father, has declared bankruptcy multiple times, and may actually be worth far less money than he claims. But it is hard to deny that Trump is an extremely gifted salesman. He has spent his life turning his name into an internationally recognized brand signifying luxury, wealth, and success. More than anything else, his business has always been about selling and displaying his name.

It is hard to know the real Donald Trump, assuming there is such a person. The person we have seen throughout his campaign (and entire career) may just be a public persona that he instinctively crafted in order to win this particular presidential election. Since being declared victor about a week ago, he has given indications that he may be more moderate, civil, and reasonable as a president than he was as a candidate. One can only hope.

Whoever it is we just (sort of) elected, I have a feeling that Trump will soon regret ever seeking that job. Being president, after all, is a very different undertaking than running for president. And when he is unable to carry out some of his agenda, the complex problems of this nation and world stubbornly linger on, and the inevitable barrage of criticism comes at him from various sources, Trump will likely wish that he had simply remained “Donald Trump, business icon and reality TV star.”

Given that he has not displayed much of an ability to handle criticism, it is likely that he will revert to his tried and true tactics of lashing out verbally against his opponents or fighting back with late-night Twitter sessions. Then, if some of these tirades create at worst international incidents or, at the very least, make us Americans all look stupid for electing him, some of those who voted for the guy may start to have some regrets too.


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      Paula 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Paul.....Well, I'm not sure about all that. He's definitely unique. Has a loose mouth, just says it as he thinks it, which has massive appeal to the everyday, fed-up American. (In case you didn't notice the results of the election!!) He's certainly not dignified and is way off the PC mark....but what we do NOT need is some friggan stuffed shirt, self-aggrandized Dignitary with a death grip on Political Correctness.

      PC is bound to get us all blown up! PC is the HUGEST "crap" of all.

      We shall see what he does....what he doesn't do....and what happens to us and our country.

      Please let's face it, one could get us into any worse of a mess. He's surrounding himself with heavy hitters and the more objection about those people I hear....the more I LIKE them. If the Washington insiders are bitching about them already, they GOTTA be good for us!! and that's a fact!

      Looks like I'm your only visitor so far. Don't be lonely. Change your attitude instead..LOL. Paula

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      Paul Swendson 15 months ago

      Trump's main appeal is that he is not supposed to be a politician. So much for that. Now all we have is an inexperienced politician with a big mouth. Hopefully he won't do too much damage.

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      Paula 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Sure thing, Flyer...we'll keep that in mind as we move forward. Basically, DT is FAR from exclusive in presenting "a lot of crap" to get elected. For the record, this has been done since the birth of Politics. Politicians are the world's masters at the game you call, "crap."

      Sadly, I would have to agree. This is more than likely why, we the people~voters need to be awake, alert, well-informed, morally & ethically sharp and oh yes, let's not forget have an excellent brain.

      Those of us who are all of the above and more, will certainly be watching, listening and remaining as knowledgeable as possible at all times. This will always be an arduous task unless & until MORE Americans stop napping and simply wake up.

      Thanks so much for sharing your concerns for our country here. I commend you, Flyer. Peace, Paula

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      Paul Swendson 15 months ago

      As you may have already noticed, Trump is pulling back on some of the policies he proclaimed during his campaign. He basically said a lot of crap that would get him elected. As he said in a recent interview, sometimes you have to use a certain type of rhetoric to get people motivated. So get back to me after you realize that you've been conned.

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      Paula 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      What has Trump done??

      Last night a friend claimed that Donald Trump wouldn’t make a good president; he is brash, he is racist, he is a loudmouth; you know the normal things people learn to recite after being programmed by television news.

      The one I loved was that, “Trump is arrogant.”

      My friend questioned if one man could make “that much difference in the world today.” To my friend's credit, she was respectful enough to let me respond when she asked, “Really, what has Trump done?”

      I said, “In June of last year, Trump entered the race for president. In just a little over a year, Trump has single handedly defeated the Republican party.

      He did so thoroughly. In fact, he did so in such a resounding way that the Republican Party now suffers from an identity crisis. He literally dismantled the party. Trump even dismantled and dismissed the brand and value of the Bush family.

      Trump has Obama petrified that Trump will dismiss programs that weren’t properly installed using proper law.

      Trump has single handedly debunked and disemboweled any value of news media as we knew it—news now suffering from an all-time level of distrust and disrespect.

      Trump has leaders from all over the world talking about him, whether good or bad. Trust me, powerful men who have been president before weren’t liked by the global community. I doubt Mikhail Gorbachev liked Reagan when Reagan said, "Tear down that wall."

      Trump has expressly disclosed the fraud perpetrated on the American public by Hillary Clinton. He has, quite literally, brought Hillary to her knees—if you believe that nervous tension and disorders offer physical side effects and damage.

      Trump has unified the silent majority in a way that should be patently frightening to “liberals.” As the press accuses Trump of being a house of cards, Trump has proven the press is the real house of cards. He has whipped up the entire establishment into pure panic. Trump has exposed them for who they are and worse, what they are. George Clooney was right when he said Trump draws live news coverage of his podium that he’s not yet approached. Thanks, George, you were perfectly correct.

      What we see as headline news today are actually the last bubbles from the ship that is now sunk—meaning the standard news media, as a propaganda machine, has been exposed. They have no more value.

      In the same way Trump asked the African-American community this question, I asked you my friend, ”At this point, what do you have to lose?” We have mass cop shootings, riots in our streets, ambushed cops, double digit inflation, bombs blowing up in our cities, targeted police, a skyrocketing jobless rate, no economic growth, privately owned land being seized by the federal government, the worst racial tension in my lifetime, no God in schools, more abortions than ever, illegal aliens pouring into our country, sick veterans receiving no care, and a debt that doubled in seven years to $19 trillion. Are you really happy with the condition of the current system?

      One man has done all of this in one year—one guy, and on his own dime. And with everything I’ve written above, you believe Trump hasn't done anything? You claim that you are afraid of Donald Trump? No wonder we’re in trouble.

      You can say that Trump is a lousy presidential candidate. That’s your right. Just don’t ever say he’s not effective.

      That Megan Kelly, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, Rachel Maddow, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Raleigh’s News and Observer, the AP, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, and many more, failed to implement their collectively orchestrated lie on the American people against Trump, is actually a massive testament to Trump. The press colluded pure propaganda to accomplish his demise … and they have collectively failed and miserably.

      Here's just one example of how badly America is injured right now. There are high school football players on their knees during the national anthem simply because the press used as propaganda to program those kids to do that very thing. But, these kids are mimicking NFL stars the same way the same kids choose which brand of football shoe to purchase—they're overtly brain-washed to do that very thing.

      Now, we have a generation of children who hate America.

      America’s problem isn’t that little children are on their knee in collective disrespect of America. Our problem is that America is on her knee from collective disrespect by Americans.

      You can disrespect America all you want. But, it’s high-time you respect the silent majority. Because they’re not simply the “silent majority” as you’ve been trained to believe when Hillary calls them “deplorables.” The fact is, they are simply the majority. And now they're no longer silent either. Donald Trump changed all of that, single-handedly and within one year."