What Does America Do With the Grifter President Who is Actually Broke?

Thom plus logo It's looking increasingly like Donald Trump has had zero or negative net worth ever since the 1980s or 90s, according to the tax reports released by the New York Times yesterday. He's been a grifter all along, running a huge con on America. He was broke when he wrote Art of the Deal, and he was broke when he was on The Apprentice. He's almost certainly broke now.

So, what do Americans do as we realize that the guy in the White House is a world-class grifter and compulsive liar who is so broke that he is willing to sell out his country in exchange for cash flow from his businesses in Turkey, the Philippines, and the $1 billion opportunity in Moscow that he was negotiating and lying about throughout the campaign?

-Thom

Trump Has Only Had One Job In His Entire Life: Celebrity. Will It Work For Him in November?

Thom plus logo With one simple understanding, everything about Trump's life and presidency comes into focus.

Why would it be that Trump refuses to do his job, including reading intelligence reports? Why would Trump revel in lies and outrageous statements? Why would he retweet a game show hosts conspiracy theories about the coronavirus while trashing his own scientists? Why is Trump, every day, waking up and asking how he can capture the news cycle regardless of its impact on public health or democracy?
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