To maintain a smokescreen of wealth, business savvy, intelligence, and know-how, Donald J Trump designed a devious strategy. If you can’t make it, fake it.
That strategy has been a strategy, not novel to Trump. It is a strategy that has been used by every cheap hustler, pimp, and drug-dealer.
Donald Trump reportedly paid someone to take his SATs. There are reports he did not actually earn the degree he brags about from the Wharton School of Business. His ardent fight to keep his transcripts private feeds the narrative that the man we know to be an actual dunce, is in fact a verifiably a dunce.
He anticipates well, the questions that will be asked about him, and so he assigns the things he is guilty of to whomever he deems as his enemy at any given time.
He demanded to see the college transcripts of the imminently qualified Barack Obama, even as he moved heaven and earth to hide his. But there was never any doubt about Trump’s ignorance.
Trump loves to talk about his Generals, until, of course, he realizes that [his generals] cannot, and will not, support a coup to keep him in power against the Constitution’s dictates.
When it came time to serve in the military, Donald Trump, like so many of the privileged young men of his era, opted to lie about his health to avoid military service. He claimed that he had bone-spurs. He was given deferment after deferment, while principled patriots like Mohammed Ali went to prison.
As a supposed businessman, Trump has been an abject failure, declaring a reported six (6) business bankruptcies.
In the decades that preceded his ascendency to the US Presidency, Donald Trump positioned himself as a successful business tycoon in the center of New York’s Manhattan. The media played along with Trump’s golden ‑boy persona, even as people he did business with were left holding the bag of their own bankruptcies as he avoided paying them for work done on his behalf.
In the high society of Manhattan’s business and social circles, Donald Trump’s fraudulent golden-boy, mister wonderful, carnival-show was not lost on the real blue blood.
USA Today once said this of Trump, “Though he is the scion of a wealthy real estate family, the city’s old aristocracy never quite accepted Trump. In a tribal city, Donald Trump has no real tribe”.
The American Prospect writes, “Trump knows only too well that New York’s aristocrats have always looked down on him as crass and vulgar, and he responded to their contempt by becoming more crass and vulgar than anyone could have imagined.
The blue blood never accepted Donald J Trump, chalk it up to snobbery, chalk it up to the idea that they know a fake gold coin when they see one.
Even then, the gullible mainstream media fawned over the wannabe emperor who convinced himself that the fake finery he spun for himself was enough to cover up his nakedness.
It did not!
“In the end, at least 73% of New Yorkers citywide voted against their hometown candidate in election 2020.
In Manhattan, where Trump lived before becoming president, every single voting district went for Joe Biden.
Real New Yorkers have no problem seeing through a fake pimp or a fake gangland wannabe.
One thing about real New Yorkers, they know the real deal.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.
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