Another indication that the Traveling Train Wreck of the Trump Campaign is less Snake Oil/Medicine Show and more insult to that tradition…at least Medicine Shows worked at being, if not entertaining, original
As with Trump University, the Trump Institute promised falsely that its teachers would be handpicked by Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump did little, interviews show, besides appear in an infomercial — one that promised customers access to his vast accumulated knowledge. “I put all of my concepts that have worked so well for me, new and old, into our seminar,” he said in the 2005 video, adding, “I’m teaching what I’ve learned.”
Reality fell far short. In fact, the institute was run by a couple who had run afoul of regulators in dozens of states and had been dogged by accusations of deceptive business practices and fraud for decades. Similar complaints soon emerged about the Trump Institute.
Yet there was an even more fundamental deceit to the business, unreported until now: Extensive portions of the materials that students received after paying their seminar fees, supposedly containing Mr. Trump’s special wisdom, had been plagiarized from an obscure real estate manual published a decade earlier.
Donald J. Trump vowed on Tuesday that as president he would put an end to policies that send American jobs overseas, threatening to impose tariffs on Chinese imports and promising to punish companies that relocate their manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor.
But such declarations are at odds with Mr. Trump’s long history as a businessman, in which he has been heavily — and proudly — reliant on foreign labor in the name of putting profits, rather than America, first. From cheap neckties to television sets, Mr. Trump has benefited from some of the trade practices he now scorns.
To which anyone with even a casual familiarity with the political cycle and/or Trump would say, duh. C’mon. The guy’s a fraud from his crappy hair weave to his self-declared inflated net worth…to whatever cheap knockoff substitutes for his soul. Yet, to those who’ve declared their loyalty, nothing…nothing at all…will sway them. So, sorry to repeat, but, to repeat, this election isn’t about trying to sway anyone already on the Trump Shitwagon. Don’t bother with them…just assume they’re basically the same dead-enders that stuck to the bitter end with Bush Junior and Dick Cheney…and they’re not anywhere close to an electoral majority. But make damn sure everyone else gets to the polls…otherwise, it’ll be a disaster.