Trump: You Don’t Have To Understand Him. Just Respect Him.

Donald Trump constantly proves pundits wrong. Why? Because at some point everyone will attempt to make sense of Trump Best Presidentusing their own rules. And Trump does not follow your rules.  So what’s Trump’s game? Simple. He wants to be President. Don’t we all?  But what The Donald has up his sleeve is nothing more than his tried and true game plan that got him his billions in the first place. Trump is following his classic strategy, the same one he wrote about in detail in his 2004 book “The Art of the Deal.”

By Doc Montana, a contributing author of SHTFBlog and Survival Cache

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Trump has his formula for success and it involves two specific things that traditional politicians are incapable of doing.  First, donald_trump_for_president_2016_campagin_donationsTrump can speak his mind regardless. And second, he can always back off his prior extreme statements.  In fact, this latter feature of Trump allows him to both court the hardcores as well as seem reasonable to the moderates when he backs down to what would have been an extreme position had he started there in the first place.

Imagine for a moment that Trump says he wants to ban all Muslims entering America.  It’s an extreme and controversial point of view, but then Trump lightened up and stressed that America should not let any Muslim in without proper and significant vetting.  Had Donald started with his lesser “extreme” view, the same attacks would have surfaced, and Trump’s viewpoint would have seemed extreme even though it makes perfect sense.  So now he sounds reasonable, both shocking the world, and sounding rational and fair.  Who else running could do that? Well, and get away with it.

Another example is that pesky wall thing along our southern border.  Trump’s claim is considered outrageous, not because of the wall but for who will pay for it.  Trump claims he will make Mexico pay for the wall.  Seems strange on the surface, but how hard would it be for The Donald to open a “wall factory” in Mexico as part of a trade agreement, and suddenly the wall is an economic boon to The Estados Unidos Mexicanos.  Not what you expected?  Thats my point.  Somewhere along the line you put Trump in your box expecting that he would follow your lines of reason.  Trump never said that it was a bad thing for Mexico to turn a profit on the wall they are building.  Right?

Professional Clowns are Highly Skilled

I don’t know anyone who does not find Donald Trump entertaining regardless of where on the political spectrum they fall. Trump for PresidentHowever the “fun factor” can leave the intellectuals wanting.  What is often overlooked is the passion for a Trump Presidency is not always for Trump, but rather for what Trump represents.  Trump is a symbol, and therefore symbolic for all the discontent, frustration, and downright anger that Americans have for whatever tangent of the government they feel is oppressing them.

Trump, as a billionaire, lives in a world completely different from most. I have a couple friends who are extremely wealthy, and when hanging out with them it’s like a reality distortion field settles over the world.  Not good.  Not bad.  Just weird unless one has a foot in that particular universe.  I can run with the millionaires just fine (although I’m not one).  Millionaires are just like you and me but on steroids.  Billionaires, on the other hand, see planet earth through the lens of total personal control and adventure. And, of course, opportunity.  Constant opportunity.

So when politics and infinite wealth mix, strange things happen.  One is that its nearly impossible to predict loyalties because nobody can “buy” the candidate. Another is that the practiced art of political public speaking is a non-issue.  The candidate says what they want, when they want, and how they want.  And retracts nothing.  Why should they?  Why would they?

Guns and Coffee

Trump claims to have a concealed carry permit. I have no trouble believing this, but I would find it unusual if he actually carried something that went bang.  Slimming silk suits don’t take kindly to IWB holsters even if just an LCP.  Plus, Trump’s private security could probably take down the Secret Service if push comes to shove it.  And Trump skipping out on small-town Iowa coffee?  If I were Trump…oops, almost made the mistake I warned you about.  Trump does what Trump wants.  Live with it.

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19 comments… add one
  • Jesse February 7, 2016, 3:38 pm

    Love Trump. Hope he wins NH.

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    • BamaMan February 11, 2016, 9:04 am

      He says things that everyone thinks (“why let Muslims in if we cannot tell the good from the bad”), and he “lies” the least, for now. So its I can get 4 more years of Clinton or Bush or someone new. The old tree of liberty might need a little “refreshing” and make the Rep and Dem Party know it.

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  • Ray February 8, 2016, 7:58 am

    No matter who wins. The military/state agenda will march on. If anyone thinks that the Donald will or can “change” anything they are too stupid to breath without instructions. Voting is a meaningless dance, that keeps the sheep in line and changes nothing. If you believe you somehow have “civil rights”, try saying “no” to a cop or judge and see where it takes you. You and everyone in America are property of the state, to be used and disposed of as the state sees fit. You are allowed to pretend to “vote” to keep the you from rebellion. But if you or anyone else could actually “change the system” you’d be killed. America is a military dictatorship/ police state. That’s the truth and going to “vote” for the same evil corrupt old perverts every few years will never change that.

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    • Titan6 February 8, 2016, 9:05 am

      Ray, what you’ve got is called “Imaginary Opression” it’s a common syndrome found in abused pet rabbits, unwatered house plants, and spoiled children.

      But there is a cure. Turn off the tv and get out more. Most of America is a pretty cool place once you try it for real. Unless you are part of an armed takeover, nobody much cares what you’re doing until it invades their space.

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      • Ray February 11, 2016, 1:37 pm

        Titan6 So– I see reality. The cold truth. You vomit the propaganda of a failed neo-communist police state. If you believe it, you are too stupid to do anything without big brothers instructions. If you DON’T believe it, you are a mercenary working for the federal military dictatorship , whether you know it or not. Ether way you are the poster child for why America has failed so badly and become just another banana republic. Please try “profiling” someone else, as I have no emotional “buttons” to “push”. I simply couldn’t care less about the political theater of Americas rigged elections. They have become a poorly crafted farce , run by idiots , madmen and perverts. No matter the “outcome”; not one thing in the agenda of the “new order” will change in any way. So why waste energy to participate in my own enslavement? AND: Yes I am abused. I am abused by a neo-communist military police state every day. The sad fact of my life is that the abuse has gone on for so long that I no longer care about it. I have no hope for better and no expectation of change under the current “system”. I am also smart enough to know that real change will NEVER be allowed without civil war and genocidal bloodshed . America is doomed to hell. People like you doomed it. Too bad that will never be enough.

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        • Неокоммунистическая партия Советского Союза February 11, 2016, 9:16 pm

          “America is doomed to hell.”

          And I hear Kmart is having a sale on tin foil.

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          • Ray February 14, 2016, 8:28 pm

            Its only crazy if I’m wrong or deluded. Since I am nether, and the former USA is in fact a military police state (USA Patriot act, NDAA “Patriot II” NORTHCOM “Homeland security ” , twenty other “NAZI SS” type agency’s and 24/7/365 domestic spying prove that beyond question) Your comment is ether that of a federal disinformation agent or an idiot. As your goal is to make others think I am insane, I’d guess you are just another federal. You COULD just be a moron as that wouldn’t exclude you from federal service. But “tin foil hat” is just childish. So I’ll stick with fed.

    • You have been warned! February 9, 2016, 11:18 am

      This guy is nothing more than a Nationalist. He would rule much as Obama has via EOs. He could never handle Congress telling him “No” and challenging him!!!! God help us all if he were to win.

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  • Anonymous February 8, 2016, 9:43 am

    So in summary.

    1. Trump says crazy things
    2. He does what serves his own best interest
    3. No ones really sure what he believes
    4. Billionaires are quirky

    All fine and dandy, until he’s polling in the 30s and may be the Repub nominee.

    This is America, not some banana Republic we can scrap if it all goes to hell.
    If you support Trump as the nominee, ask yourself what that means. Has he proposed one policy initiative with actual detail of how it would be executed?

    He’s all sizzle and no steak. If this were a three horse race, he’d be in third. But he benefits from a huge field of mostly boring candidates who devote their time to actually discussing issues and solutions. What a bunch of losers.

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    • BamaMan February 9, 2016, 11:30 am

      You could say the same for Obama, Clinton, Bush, etc……

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  • Anonymous February 8, 2016, 9:59 pm

    BELIEVE ME TRUMP HAS AN AGENDA, HE WILL PRODUCE, HE HAS ALL HIS LIFE AND WILL HELP AMERICA, HE CAN’T BE BOUGHT BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. IT TAKES SOMEONE WITH COMMON SENSE TO SEE THIS ,OVER EDUCATED MORONS NEVER WILL SEE IT. PLEASE VOTE TRUMP ,THE ONLY ANTI ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE. SAVE AMERICA.

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    • Lance March 10, 2016, 12:17 pm

      He has been bought by a special interest group, the trump organization, Cruz is very anti establishment.

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  • Jon February 9, 2016, 11:13 am

    Has anybody stop to think that Trump may be nothing more than a democratic plant by Hillary. His purpose was to cause chaos within the republican party, which he clearly has done. He is the only republican candidate who has said Hillary would make a great president. He has spoken on behalf of abortion and his support of gun control. Think for a moment of everything Trump has said up to about a year ago. His views have always been in line with the liberal democrats. Yet within the last year he is suddenly a republican! Hmm, my BS detector is spiking. I will not tell anyone who I support, but this guy is truly the Manchurian candidate, and people are falling for it hook, line, and sinker.

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  • Roger February 9, 2016, 6:25 pm

    Do you know what the term/slang GI for U.S. soldiers means: Government Issue! You, as a soldier, are government property! Remember when only criminals were fingerprinted; now many businesses use fingerprint scanners for their employees to clock in/out, including the one I work at! Trump has obviously learned from his ‘reality’ TV show that Americans LOVE bullshit because he’s still spewing it and they’re still lapping it up! That said, I’ll still vote for him if he gets the Republicans nomination; as the lesser of the two evils. Hillary back in the White House, no thank you!!! Do people really want a second civil war in this country? Maybe it’s inevitable! Ray may be paranoid but I think he’s right! Titan6, you turn off the TV, America is a pretty cool place if you’re rich, but for most of us working-class slobs, going from pay check to pay check is the best we’ll do because that’s the way the rich want it and they have all the power! Republic not Democracy! Your ‘secret’ vote is a worthless illusion, but at least it helps keep the mindless masses entertained. Hey, did you see the Grammy’s or the Stupid Bowl or the … who with a functioning brain cares about that crap? It’s all ‘smoke and mirrors’!

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    • Lance March 10, 2016, 12:18 pm

      Roger quit acting like a Sanders supporter!

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  • Sirlancelot February 21, 2016, 7:31 pm

    Think people are fed up and Trump’s popularity shows this. Things will have to get much worse before Americans think of doing anything drastic.

    Maybe that’s why the feds are stockpiling ammo ?

    Let’s hope Trump is the real deal or it’s “interesting times” ahead :-(

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  • PrepperHelper February 24, 2016, 5:41 pm

    Ray isn’t wrong about everything or necessarily paranoid. There is disaster on the horizon, this economic/financial system should’ve crashed years ago. When it finally does civilized society in the U.S. will implode (our diversity is not our strength). There has never been, or ever will be, a politician, emperor, king, czar, etc. that could deal with this type of violent civil unrest on this scale without military force. “They” have been incrementally preparing for that day for a long, long time. The real question is – what will it look like when the dust finally settles? Suppose that depends on who’s ‘in charge’ when it starts.
    In the meantime …
    The ‘right wing’ and the ‘left wing’ are both attached to the same big, nasty buzzard. So, here comes Trump spouting new ideas that are attractive to the masses who are angry at their government. He’s certainly been successful in his personal endeavors and now he tells us he wants to use his knowledge and experience to benefit the country. He isn’t beholding to the political apparatus for financial support so the ‘powers that be’ seem to be going apoplectic as his popularity increases. At the very least, the guy has shaken up the republican establishment. I say if you want something different from what we’ve had the last three decades, give him a try. Can’t hurt, might help.

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  • Roger March 4, 2016, 5:51 pm

    Amen PrepperHelper, hopefully the ‘powers that be’ allow him to be ‘accident-free’ until the election. I rather doubt it, I’m fairly sure the RepubliRats won’t let him get their nomination, one way or the other! The Bengazi Bitch will probably be elected! Then, ‘Cry Havoc and let loose the dogs-of-war’!!!

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