Sunday, August 6, 2017

Trump's Moment Of Realization And Fear

It will become clearer as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation expands that demagogue and Russia's useful idiot Donald "Rump" Trump is particularly fearful that investigators will unravel his corrupt dealings with Kremlin-connected oligarchs involving "investments" and money laundering. Rump's company is the source of his inflated pride. His sense of worth and legitimacy don't stem from the Presidency (even though suggestions that he won with the help of a hostile foreign power rankle him). They stem from his property branding hustle and other cons.

Take a close look at the photo above (click on photo to enlarge). It was taken at the moment that he surpassed the 270 electoral vote margin needed to win in 2016.. Everyone is grinning, clapping, happy; everyone but Rump, who looks glum as he's coming to the realization that he won something he really didn't want. Back in the summer of 2015, most observers believed that his candidacy was a publicity stunt meant to elevate his company's profile, and him personally. Running a disorganized and short-staffed campaign with almost daily self-inflicted wounds may have been the best indicator that he didn't seriously believe he would win, or really care to. His failure to divest from his company, in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause, shows where he places the greatest value.

As Mueller's team of expert prosecutors and investigators focus on his shady financial ties to Moscow, and expose the leverage Moscow has on him that's causing him to subordinate U.S. interests to his own financial interests, Rump will escalate his war on Mueller and the investigation. It threatens to destroy who he is: a lying con man caught up in financial dealings that make him the property of a hostile foreign power.

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