Donald Trump’s popularity is attributed to his appeal to those disenchanted with the entrenched establishment. He’s supposedly the “anti-establishment” candidate – using only his own money and not beholden to any of the behind-the-scenes moneyed interests supporting other candidates.
Don’t be fooled. He’s not in this because he cares about you and me. By his own estimate, he’s worth $10 billion. The only thing we know for sure is that Trump likes money. As president, he’d be in a position to leverage his assets to maybe $100 billion, during or after his presidency.
He appears fairly clueless about the issues-of-the-day, especially international issues. If elected, he will “make it up as he goes along.” He’ll surround himself with knowledgeable, powerful people who will tell him which way to go as problems arise.
The problem is, these will all be “establishment people” mostly representing the “1 percent” who already control 90 percent of the world’s wealth – the very people everyone who elected him were trying to topple. He will have duped us all!
Jim King, Visalia