Trump - Dumb Luck or A Master Manipulator?

Thom plus logo Either it's an act of a master manipulator, or he has the best luck there is. Donald Trump wanted the Fed to lower interest rates, knowing that that would provide a solid and multi-year boost to the economy. But when Trump came into office, rates were already low and the Fed was not inclined to help. Then he declared a trade war with China, which softened the economy, but also forced the Fed to lower interest rates. Having gotten his lower interest rates and a boosted economy, Trump is now, just in time for the election, negotiating an end to his trade war which will double goose the economy. If all this was a planned manipulation of chairman Jay Powell of the Federal Reserve, it was evil genius. Odds are greater, though, that it was just dumb luck.

-Thom

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Hephaestus 44 weeks 5 days ago
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Stable genius (?!?!)

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Hephaestus 44 weeks 5 days ago
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Very!

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deepspace 44 weeks 4 days ago
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Actually, Clinton "whipped" Trump by three million votes -- despite Republicans' desperate attempts to suppress the vote. Yet, the outdated, slave-era, undemocratic Electoral College installed him anyway with only the thinnest of margins, less than 70,000 votes in three, heavily targeted swing states -- decidedly not a People's democratic victory by any stretch of the imagination.

But whenever wingers favorably reference Trump and "genius" in the first sentence of their Putin-inspired agitprops, there's no point in reading any further. They have already revealed themselves not merely as sadly misinformed sycophants but also as heavily deluded, willing participants in spreading Trump's ridiculous lies -- 14,000 to date.

Thomas Jefferson went to his grave harboring his greatest fear, and through his post-presidency lectures and writings issued, in essence, an urgent warning to future generations: when the truth is buried, democracy cannot survive. Republicans are now proving his sagely maxim.

But then, Republicans in power don't really care about promoting democracy; they only care about clinging to power at all costs. They're fascists to their core.

Legend 44 weeks 4 days ago
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Trouble is average Trumpster or vast majority of Trumpsters have no clue as to what a Fascist is.

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deepspace 44 weeks 4 days ago
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Neither do they have a clue about racism, xenophobia, misogyny, religious bigotry, wealth inequality, the Constitution, or, for that matter, objective reality. They sure do love wrapping themselves in the flag though, as if they had a clue what our country supposedly stands for.

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Riverplunge 44 weeks 3 days ago
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The battle is going to be uphill all the way.. If there EVER really WAS one.

GOP doesn't care: They physically/financially destroy our nation/planet, or people who need help. They gerrymandered States, and killed voting machines. They got the money to own judges, laws and NEWS. They got the ill- informed people voting for him in key Electrorial states. Add to infinity, the evil things they do.

Lord and Surfs, here we come! .. God hep us..

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