|I can't believe how easy it is to fool these schmucks.|
Let's take a look at three of them.
First there is this from the Washington Post:
As he has prepared to be named the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump has not read any biographies of presidents. He said he would like to someday.
He has no time to read, he said: “I never have. I’m always busy doing a lot. Now I’m more busy, I guess, than ever before.”
Trump’s desk is piled high with magazines, nearly all of them with himself on their covers, and each morning, he reviews a pile of printouts of news articles about himself that his secretary delivers to his desk. But there are no shelves of books in his office, no computer on his desk.
Reporters and others have already extensively pointed out the obvious similarities between Trump and Sarah Palin, and this is just one more to add to the pile.
Palin's answer to what she read disqualified her almost immediately for the job of VP in 2008, however there is little evidence that Trump will suffer the same fate eight years later.
(By the way, also like Palin, Trump claims that he makes decisions using "common sense." Yeah you need a whole lot more than common sense to run this country.)
This from Newsweek:
Donald Trump, who often says he only likes winners, tells one grand tale of loss: In 1990, he nearly went bankrupt and was forced to ask dozens of banks to whom he owed money to change the terms on their loans and forgive some of his debts.
It was, the real estate developer admits in his 1997 book "The Art of the Comeback," the darkest period of his professional life. In his telling, it's a story of redemption, of resilience, and proof of his exceptional negotiating skills and shrewd thinking.
Six people who participated in the loan workout negotiations have a different recollection, raising questions about a key part of the personal narrative that many of Trump's supporters have found compelling as he campaigns to be the next president of the United States on Nov. 8. On the campaign trail he has portrayed himself as a survivor and a master negotiator.
The six bankers and lawyers involved in the deal claim that Trump did not come to them looking for a better deal, but that it was the banks who approached him when they recognized he was on the brink of collapse, and the only "deal making" was on their part as they worked out how to save his business.
In the end all Trump did was sign on the dotted line. So much for any "Art of the Deal."
And speaking of the "Art of the Deal." here is an excerpt from the interview that The New Yorker conducted with the man who actually wrote that book for Donald Trump:
Schwartz thought about publishing an article describing his reservations about Trump, but he hesitated, knowing that, since he’d cashed in on the flattering “Art of the Deal,” his credibility and his motives would be seen as suspect. Yet watching the campaign was excruciating. Schwartz decided that if he kept mum and Trump was elected he’d never forgive himself. In June, he agreed to break his silence and give his first candid interview about the Trump he got to know while acting as his Boswell.
“I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”
So essentially, much like Sarah Palin, virtually EVERYTHING we think we know about Donald Trump is pure unadulterated bullshit.
Well good job Republican party, you did it again.