Is Every Single Part Of the Trump Presidency a Con?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump swindled his father's estate for several hundred million dollars and turned himself into a phony billionaire. We now know it was all a con.

The Trump administration, according to today's New York Times, was leaning on the CDC to provide any kind of evidence, no matter how thin or meaningless, that could be used to justify opening schools. We now know that was all a con.

Two hundred thousand Americans are dead and 7 million now have a pre-existing condition because Donald Trump didn't want to take the time and trouble to seriously challenge the coronavirus. He insisted everything would be wonderful and "like a miracle" it would disappear. It was all a con.

Trump insists the forest fires on the West Coast are not the result of global warming, but because Californians and Oregonians are not raking their forests. It's all a con.

Trump said he was going to bring our jobs home, and threw a few cheap and easy tariffs on Chinese goods. It wiped out thousands of farmers, and actually made our trade deficit with China worse...and Trump is still making his products in China, including his Magat hats. It was all a con.

Trump claims he's worth $10 billion, but now we find that he is massively in debt and has been relying on foreign criminals to support his lifestyle. It was all a con.

The Trump administration is arguing before the Supreme Court, a week after the election is over, that Obamacare is unconstitutional and should be entirely thrown out. He says that he's going to replace it with something bigger, better, and cheaper. It's all a con.

Donald Trump handed almost $2 trillion to the wealthiest people in America with his 2017 tax cut, although his followers and people who watch Fox News think most of the tax cut went to working people. It was all a con.

Trump took over $1 million from Turkey last year, and when Turkish president Erdogan demanded that the United States withdraw its troops from Syria so he could attack the Kurds or he'd stop the money flow to the Trump crime family, Trump rolled over and stabbed the Kurds in the back. Our allies, who had put their lives on the line, were slaughtered because Trump's pretend patriotism was all a con.

Although there's absolutely no evidence of voter fraud ever having changed in American election, and voting by mail is actually one of the most secure systems that is used all around the world, Donald Trump is trash talking our election system so when he tries to steal the presidency through the courts or Congress, people will be more excepting of it. It's all a con.

Now he's saying that we will soon have access to a wonderful vaccine. America is praying it's not just another con.

-Thom

Comments

RepubliCult's picture
RepubliCult 3 weeks 6 days ago
#1

America has struggled to survive a decades long journey covered with conservative cons. I remember the 1980 debate Con of Benedict Ronald:

"No negotiations with terrorists of any kind"... Reagan soon became the "weapons for hostages negotiator." All should understand:

You can never take the "Con" out of conservative.

stopgap's picture
stopgap 3 weeks 6 days ago
#2

Short answer. Yes!

hankgagnon's picture
hankgagnon 3 weeks 6 days ago
#3

Everything about Creepy Senile Joe Bidens Democratic Party nomination is a CON Thom. Everything! It was rigged for him from the start. The DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders and Thom Hartman YOU sat there and said nothing about it. You let the corrupt corporate puppet DNC establishment thugs steal it from Bernie Sanders! Thom Hartman YOU ARE A FRAUD. Your books, your TV shows, and your radio shows are all lies. You beleive nothing you say. When it came down to it you picked the currupt Corporate establishment over the peoples candidate in Bernie Sanders.

alis volat's picture
alis volat 3 weeks 6 days ago
#4

Bernie supports Thom and Joe. He still comes on the show. He has asked us to vote for Joe and Kamala. In fact, Thom brought many good people into the Bernie camp by giving him another media resource. Case closed!

If the vaccine works and is accepted, it won't be thanks to Trump. The people will have financed it, scientists will have worked tirelessly to perfect it, and those on the front lines will have sacrificed to get it to us.

The con may eventually become a convict.

We live in interesting times. Don't bite your nails, stay out of crowds, please please wear your mask, and VOTE. Even better, wear a mask that says VOTE!

deepspace's picture
deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#5

FU Hanky! Trump totally blew that debate all on his own by being the squealing, sweaty pig that he is, constantly interrupting with bullying, gibbering nonsense, and baseless accusations for all to witness. Biden was right to tell this immoral, impolite, obnoxious ignoramus to just "shut up!" And don't be pushing that phony "Bernie bro" crap around these parts, troll. Right there is a big reason Democrats lost 2016 and Trump is president -- jerkoffs sucking Trump's fat ass. Thom is Bernie's friend and backed him in both primaries and gave him a platform upon which to speak. And you would know that fact if you actually followed his show instead of just pretending to be informed and then acting like the high and mighty judge. You would also know that Bernie has strongly and repeatedly condemned haters and fools and nut cases like you -- pawning themselves off as principled liberals -- and that he backs Biden and the Democratic Party one hundred percent. These inbred trolls' whole phony schtick is a lame and transparent hit job from the truly ignorant white-nationalist swamp, so far to the right that they fell off the edge of the flat Earth long ago. Nobody listens to or cares what you have to say. Go change your diapers, little white boy, and crawl back into your ding-a-ling shthole, the Russian troll farm, the Republican party, or whatever looney bin that lost you during a bathroom break. What a desecration of the American flag!

deepspace's picture
deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#6

Sorry, alis -- was trying to some doing some quick editing and got carried away (haha, more insults) while you had posted, so accidentally jumped ahead.

pbarnrob's picture
pbarnrob 3 weeks 6 days ago
#7

Next-to-last P; "...more excepting of it."
The cons keep on coming! Think I'll go watch Paper Moon again... Thanks, Thom!

pbarnrob's picture
pbarnrob 3 weeks 6 days ago
#8

Every effort to "strew hate and discontent among the enemy" (to paraphrase Sun Tzu) shows us how active the Active Measures team from GRU and other teams are. We need desperately information we can All believe and truth we can depend on, a scarce commodity these days!
Where's Walter Kronkite when we need him?!

Legend 3 weeks 6 days ago
#9

If you look at Fox News they call the debate a Trump Victory. "He was in Command". Journalism has sunk to new lows.

Marcia L Nuttle 3 weeks 6 days ago
#10

Was it Pr. Lying Lips or Pr. Gobbldegook who was in that debate last night?? I think rather sedition he should be tried for aiding and abetting in the manslaughter or negligent deaths of 250,000 Americans Throw in the cabinet for dereliction of duty for not innvoking the 25th amendment. to stop this killer. I call him Death Vader

stopgap's picture
stopgap 3 weeks 5 days ago
#11

Yes, again!

vetinla's picture
vetinla 3 weeks 5 days ago
#12

@ # 5; Ditto, thanks for that rant. Still believe it's an uphill fight to overcome the anti-democratic forces against this nation. Pick a cause everyone, and help FUND it. Sadly, in this nation today, $ matters more than people.

Marcia L Nuttle 3 weeks 1 day ago
#13

He loves nicknames. I've got a good one for him It's TRUMPET TROUSERS. He just pulls whatever he says right out of his a-- and then when it comes out of his mouth, It's still cr--. Another one of my favorites is PR. LYING LIPS. or pr. Baloney Butt. My grandkids really love this one!!

Because We Don't Have A Right to Vote...

Thom plus logo In America, the country that is supposed to be the world's premier democratic republic, citizens do not have an absolute right to vote.

Because we don't have a right to vote, red state governors can radically cut back on the number of polling places and voting machines so that working class people are forced to stand in line for five, six, in some cases 10 hours to vote.
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth