Every once in a while we hear from someone with an opposing view. Normally, opposition comes in the form of trolls just repeating leftist talking points. Usually these trolls are paid operatives or party zealots with nothing to offer. However, we did hear from one opposition member who spent so much time and energy researching and presenting his case, we felt compelled to honor that effort, here.
The main focus of our guest contributor is Donald J. Trump, former twice-impeached, President of the United States. He offers some extensive criticism of our former president and implies that any support for such a person is just plain insanity. Here is what our guest contributor offered us:
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I’m (Richard Bleicher) 52 years old and grew up in the NYC area in the 80s and 90s. Anybody remotely around my age from that area will tell you that Trump has been a corrupt, grifting, morally bankrupt, malignantly narcissistic, megalomaniacal, spiteful, petty, vindictive, bullying, pathologically lying, Con Man for his entire life for decades before he entered politics.
I could fill a book with examples of all his grifts and abhorrent behavior from years before, during, and since his presidency, but here's just some examples:
Trump was sued years back for racial discrimination for refusing to let blacks rent apartments in the buildings he owned in NYC:
When Trump owned the Miss Teen USA Pageant, he would routinely go backstage to creep on the girls as young as 15 in various stages of undress. Many girls testified to this, & he even bragged about it on The Howard Stern Show.
Trump created a fraudulent "Trump University" that scammed thousands of people. He settled a lawsuit with former students for $25 million.
He was fined $10 million when it was found his Taj Mahal property had committed "significant & long-standing Anti-Money Laundering violations.
Trump was fined $2 million by the State of NY for illegal activity during the 2016 election:.
Trump made it his business practice through the years to scam contractors doing work on his construction projects out of the money he owed them, always claiming "shoddy" work as an excuse to withhold full payment.
- Some in South Jersey have a message for Trump: Pay your old Atlantic City casino bills - northjersey.com
- A brief history of Trump's small-time swindles. A certain commander in chief has a long history of being accused of screwing over the little guy ... THE WEEK
charities and truth
He set up a charitable fund for kids with cancer and stole all the money from it.
He told more than 30,000 blatant lies in 4 years in office.
He lied about the value of his business and even his own NYC penthouse apartment, even overstating the size of it to be 30,000 sq feet, when it is actually less than half that at only 11,000 sq feet.
"Former President Donald Trump and his children have lied about seemingly everything in the Trump Org empire — from the size of the patriarch’s luxury Manhattan penthouse to the value of properties around the globe — in order to score an array of financial benefits, New York Attorney General Letitia James charged in bombshell court papers." - By Noah Goldberg and Chris Sommerfeldt | New York Daily News, Jan 19, 2022 at 11:22 am
integrity - Decency
He took $1.9 million out of campaign donations prior to the 2020 election and shifted it to his own personal account.
Trump mocked a disabled reporter.
He bragged about using his celebrity to sexually take advantage of women. "grab them by the p*ssy".
He referred to third world countries as "shit holes" and accused Mexicans of being "rapists".
Policy and government
He had a composite .95% GDP for his term, one of the worst in history. Economic growth also never even reached 3% at any point in his term, despite his campaign promise to grow the economy by 4% annually.
He had 3 of the highest annual trade deficits in U.S. history.
He grifted his supporters for over $250 million after the election under the guise the money would be going to support his election fraud case. That's not where the money went. To date, he hasn't spent a dime of that money on a single election audit or other effort to overturn the election.
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