In Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s recently published “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,” an eye witness described a Pentagon meeting when Donald Trump dressed down Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, General James Mattis, and other military leaders.
“You’re a bunch of dopes and babies,” Trump reported told his top brass. “You would totally go bankrupt if you had to run your own business,” apparently forgetting he was speaking to decorated military leaders and not the marketing team at Trump University. Ending his tirade, Trump said, “I wouldn’t go to war with you people.”
The Hobbledehoy has these observations:
“You would totally go bankrupt if you had to run your own business”
Trump knows of what he speaks, and has filed for six (6) bankruptcies. He squandered his 413 million inheritance on scams and failures such as Trump University and Trump Airlines.
He has failed at gambling casinos, mortgage companies, publishing, and of course his cologne, Trump: The Fragrance.
Along with his six bankruptcies, Trump’s companies have been involved in 3,500 legal cases in U.S. federal courts and state court, and more than 100 tax disputes. In November 2016, Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle the litigation for fraud involving Trump University. His “charity” The Trump Foundation was found to have committed fraud and misappropriated funds, and was ordered by the courts to be shut down.
In summary, Trump does have a talent for filing bankruptcies, as well as cheating his customers, leaving contractors unpaid, and stealing charitable contributions. Trump is a grifter.
“I wouldn’t go to war with you people”
Trump was telling the truth when he told Mattis and the decorated war veterans in front of him that he “wouldn’t go to war” with them. However, he should have stated that he wouldn’t go to war with them or anyone else, for that matter. During the Vietnam war, he had five (5) draft deferments, for bone spurs, successfully avoiding service to his country. “You think I’m stupid?” Trump told his lawyer Michael Cohen, “I wasn’t going to Vietnam.”
Not one person in three generations of the Trump family has served in the United States military. Not one. Though he did not serve in the military, Trump’s father Frederick Trump was investigated by a U.S. Senate committee for wartime profiteering in 1954.
To summarize, Donald Trump is a coward born of a cowardly family.
Who is the Dope?
Trump has suggested vaccinations cause autism, and has said that he believes asbestos – which kills 40,000 annually in the U.S. – is not a health hazard. He believes Climate Change is a “make-believe problem,” a “big scam” and a “Chinese hoax.”
Trump was famously duped by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “We fell in love,” Trump said. “No, really. He wrote me beautiful letters.” (quote from Sep 30, 2018.) Suckered by a love letter from a cartoonish dictator. Could there be a more pathetic chump? A bigger dope?
Who is the Baby?
What other president could be triggered by a tweet from Rosie O’Donnell?
Trump: The Fragrance. Indeed.