Kenya Confidential US Presidential Election Analyst, October 1, 2016
A man who is awake at 3 a.m. tweeting absurdities and insults to a defenseless former Miss Universe and his presidential race rival is capable of unimaginable mischief with dire consequences
IF YOU know that Donald Trump is deceitful, ignorant, egotistic and bigoted, but are thinking of voting for him anyway because you doubt his baffoonery could do much harm — this is for you.
Your support of the Republican presidential nominee may be motivated by dislike of the Democratic alternative, disgust with the Washington establishment or a desire to send a message in favor of presumed change.
You may not approve of everything Mr. Trump has had to say about women, nuclear weapons, Global Warming, torture or mass deportations, Latinos, Great Wall along the Mexican border but you doubt he could implement anything too radical. You trust Congress, the Senate, the courts, the Constitution — will obviously keep Mr. Trump in check, so you think.
Well, think again. A President Trump (God Forbid) could, unilaterally, change the United Staes of America to its core. By remaking U.S. relations with other nations, he could fundamentally reshape the world, too.
Of course, in many areas Mr. Trump would not have to act unilaterally. If he won, chances are Republicans would maintain control of Congress. GOP majorities there would be enthusiastic participants in much of what Mr. Trump would like to do: gutting environmental and workplace regulations, slashing taxes so that the debt skyrockets, appointing Supreme Court justices who oppose a woman’s right to have an abortion.
In areas where Republican officeholders such as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) imagine themselves acting as a brake on Mr. Trump’s worst instincts, skepticism is in order. If these supposed leaders are too craven to oppose Mr. Trump as a candidate, knowing the danger he presents, why should we expect them to stand up to the bully once he is fully empowered?
But if they tried — or imagine, also improbably, that Mr. Trump faced a Democratic Congress. The president would appoint officers — a Budget Director, an Attorney General, a CIA chief — who are inclined to let him have his way. And in the U.S. system, the scope for executive action is, astonishingly broad.
At times we have questioned President Obama’s sweeping use of those powers even when we agreed with his goals, such as his broad grant of amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. Mr. Trump could push it much further. He would deport millions of immigrants in a manner last witnesses in then banana republic of Uganda in East Africa under equally egotistic Idi Amin Dada.
Trump vows to arm the “well-to-do” with guns which will be used to defend themselves from the poor Latinos and the Blacks he does not deport. How will Mr Trump make America Great Again? The writing is on the wall he plans to build along the Mexican border. He plans a Wild West America Again where white race (similar to Adolf Hitler’s Master race) will reign upon low class Serfs.
Could he tear up long-standing or important international agreements? Round up and expel millions of longtime U.S. residents? Impose giant tariffs? Waterboard terrorist suspects? Yes, yes, yes and yes — all without so much as an if-you-please to Congress. Could he bar the media from covering him? To a large extent, yes. Could he use the government to help his businesses and, as he has threatened, injure those he perceives as enemies? Yes, he could.
Trump has sworn his first duty at the Oval Office will be to abrogate the Paris Climate Change Agreement signed by 196 nations on misconceived and ignorant argument that Global Warming is a Chinese Hoax – Scientists Tell Trump Climate Change is Real. He has also vowed he will expel all Kenyans because of his personal hate for the President of the United States Barack Obama because his father was a Kenyan. That is why he insisted the president was not a US citizen until a few weeks ago.
Given Mr. Trump’s ever-evolving positions, and the apparent absence of fundamental beliefs other than in his own brilliance or is it inanity, it would be foolish to make flat predictions of how he would behave. Nor do we underestimate the resilience of the U.S. system or the devotion that U.S. government workers bring to the rule of law.
But it would be reckless not to consider the havoc, domestic and global Mr. Trump could wreak. Some of that damage would ensue more from who he is than what he does. His racism and disparagement of women could empower extremists who are now on the margins of American politics, while his lies, deceit and conspiracy theories could legitimize discourse that until now has been relegated to the fringe.
But his scope for action should not be underestimated, either. A man who is awake at 3 a.m. tweeting absurdities and insults to a defenseless former Miss Universe and his presidential race rival is capable of unimaginable mischief with dire consequences. Mr. Trump has been relatively clear about his intentions — and he knows US presidential powers are mighty. Please, please, look ahead before you leap – (before you vote).
A man who considers himself smart when he evades federal taxes yet purports to intend to make America Great is a blatant conman. There is no government money that can be used for social prosperity and job creating projects without taxes. Governments the world over are funded by taxes.
Trump further proposes hefty tax holidays for the top rich – meaning he intends to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots, the rich corporate owners and the poor blacks and Latinos, yet he lambasts them as living in squalid environment whose conditions will be worsened by his economic policies if he ever became president.
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The last six days proved Donald Trump is dangerously unfit for the presidency
A man who rejoices at a bout of illness of a fellow human being is worse than a witch wishing people ill fortune. Mr Trump had the temerity of questioning Hilary’s stamina yet, during the first presidential debate, he drowned numerous glasses of water – typical of a man suffering from late night Scotch Whiskey hang-over (not withstanding his Scottish family line).
If Mr Trump contemplates raising the issue of former President Bill Clinton infidelity in the forthcoming debates, Hilary Clinton should look at him in the eye and tell him; “Please address your concerns to the parties concerned. I was a victim like many other women, but, I stood my ground to save my marriage. I was not a matchmaker.”
If that does not satisfy Mr Trump like President Obama’s birthplace, then he can ask for the Clintons marriage certificate to check if a name of a third party was included. Hilary should be commended for saving her marriage institution and a family she loves not vilified by fellow women in Mr Trump’s campaign bandwagon many of whom are not in any marriage.
Footnote: You can fool some people sometimes BUT you cannot fool all people all the time