“Trump on Friday was consumed by questions about whether he had posed as imaginary individuals with those names in order to deal with reporters’ queries about his love life or personal sagas.”
See Donald Trump’s past surfaces as GOP looks forwardThis would be funny, fodder for Saturday Night Live funny, if it weren’t true. The GOP’s imminent candidate for POTUS being caught in lies and womanizing while he accuses Hillary of enabling her husband’s philandering… Really, would anyone trust this guy with running a lemonade stand rather than having a hand on the nuclear “button”? USA has a few months to wake up or become the laughing stock of the world. If this guy does any one of the things he promises to do it could well bring ruin to USA and may well cause the world to try to insulate itself from the nonsense. I wonder if Canada could handle the inflow of refugees? I doubt it. We might have to build our own wall.
For a time, I might personally benefit from Trump’s shenanigans as the US dollar plunges, but in the long term, he could do a lot of damage to the world’s economy. Effectively, he’s proposing global sanctions against USA (breaking global trade agreements, bringing back tariff barriers to USAian goods, halting immigration, one of the fuels of the USAian economy, throwing fuel on the war-fires around the globe) and creating millions of second class citizens (the wall with Mexico, halting remissions to Mexico, banning Spanish, putting minorities in their place, and insulting women from the bully pulpit). We know what sanctions did to North Korea and Iran. Four years would be more than enough time to do a lot of damage. Compared to the leaders of those countries, Trump seems like a raging lunatic. The only question is whether his own people would depose him before he caused global economic collapse or war or not. At the moment it does not seem that enough USAians have the will or the ability to discard Trumpism. The only hope I see at the moment is getting every thoughtful USAian to vote in November. That won’t be easy with the disenfranchisement movement amongst GOPian governors.