Tuesday, November 8, 2016

From Never Trump to Never Again

We’ve heard quite a bit about #NeverTrump, both the organization and those who found themselves using that as a battle cry in this nightmare of an election. As we finally, mercifully come to the end of this Presidential cycle, it seemed important to clarify my own personal definition of “Never Trump”.
Often people speak of Donald J. Trump’s foray into politics as “the moment he came down that escalator” referring to his now infamous announcement that he wasn’t running in 2012. Well to those I can only say, you must not have been paying attention earlier.
One of the main reasons I oppose a Trump presidency is specifically because he was a benefactor to the Clintons. During the 1990’s, when Bill was President and Hillary was merely “co-president”, Donald Trump was one of their most vocal supporters. His adoration for Bill Clinton may have overshadowed his fondness for Hillary but it was there, he practically paid her to attend his third wedding. Who does that? Who even thinks like that? Donald Trump.
What I remember about Donald J Trump and 9/11 was how he rushed to every camera he could to make himself out to be the biggest Wall Street Trader in NYC, how he and his friends would save the DOW when it reopened. History tells us that as the Dow crashed to historic lows post 9/11 more money was made from shorting the stocks than saving them. Trump’s companies have been accused of “stealing 9/11 funds”, he may have had a legal right to that money, but I’m not seeing the moral value of the story. This man has used every tool available to him, technology, media and even money to try to get people to believe he is a good person, the best in fact. Yet nothing I’ve ever seen him do indicates that is anywhere near the truth.
Fast Forward to 2007 ...
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