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April Fools!

Breaking news! Donald Trump, the self-made billionaire and presidential candidate has walked up to the podium in front of millions and millions of people around the globe and announced, “The Emperor has no clothes.”

Now the world is completely aghast.

Most people already recognize who Donald J. Trump is. The brash billionaire made a fortune in real estate, authored many best selling books, and in the early 2000’s became an American reality T.V. sensation for making capitalism cool on national television. Hate it or love it, whether the show aired on Thursdays or Mondays, for several weeks and seasons lots of Americans, in all demographics around the country, including those who rarely watch T.V., much less reality T.V., tuned into NBC once a week to see what task “The Donald” had in-store for his remarkably talented candidates. At the end of the day contestants tried to form alliances and conspire against others before the dreaded “boardroom” though Trump and his associates would masterfully sift through their spin to zero in on who the problem person was and send him or her packing by the end of each episode. Trump’s wisdom defined true ambition in every episode for over a decade and was showered at NBC with ratings gold.

Trump was also a savvy and generous political campaign contributor. An endorsement from Trump was so highly sought after, in fact, that in early 2012 a lesser known primary candidate in a crowded herd (who eventually went on to become the party’s nominee) was quoted, while receiving Trump’s blessing at a press conference, as saying,

“There are some things that you just can’t imagine happening in your life. This is one of them.”

Three years later, some of the usual suspects were at it again and the ‘Club for Growth’ Super Pac thought they could squeeze Trump again for another buck in the name of ‘arbitraged democracy.’ The super pac reportedly solicited Mr. Trump for one million dollars which they would allocate towards smearing the record of whomever they wished in the next campaign cycle. Trump said “No Deal.” But “No” was apparently ‘no bueno.’ Considered a non-answer and typically received as “No” (until we twist your arm, threaten to smear you on T.V., cut ties and disavow you, or just plain strong-arm you) into saying “Yes” later on. You would think the builder of casinos would know that in the end, the house always wins.

Trump’s doubling-down on a “tell-all #Trump2016 crusade” especially gave the NBC chiefs a heart attack. A simple Trump factor of ‘golden ratings’ and ‘fantastic success record’ was too dangerous of leverage that it would screw up the perfected algorithms and modals the political eggheads had assured the kingpins at NBC of. A two part combination-punch of a Trump-less Apprentice, and a controlled detonation of an upcoming election seriously just disturbed all the peacocks enough to call Trump into a Pow-Wow. They tried to coerce and plead Trump into not running [for President]. The boys at the Top of the Rock explained that it had already been decided, by everyone in the know, and frankly “It [was about] Time.” So if it was rigged to begin with, they argued, why would a winner like Trump want to dive into a bloodbath election over another easy 15 million dollar paycheck to do a show that they had already renewed on NBC? The logic just didn’t add up. Why would Trump threaten to mess up a perfectly orchestrated coronation that DC handlers had concocted regardless of what any real expert paying attention would eventually see through.

Unfortuately, Trump doesn’t smoke peace-pipes or drink cool-aid. So NBC’s chiefs must have been so spooked by Trump, that they determined to hammer Trump into submission targeting Trump’s idiosyncratic weaknesses and electability. The word from the top was to just target optics. If they targeted Trump’s message as well they might be trapped into a sticky situation of educating the public that Trump is right on the money, as usual. If they were going to tame the bucking bronco everyone around the campfire was going to need to agree to wag-the-dog, align with #neverTrump, and chip in to a scorched-earth smear campaign to dump Donald D[Trump]f. Trump had them cornered on the issues, but this would be a battle of optics. NBC needed a compelling standard to which to critique every potential Trumpism by. So the call was made to ratchet up on a worn-out, draconian, zero-tolerance political correctness doctrine that had already sparked criticism from comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, calling it very “creepy,” because they thought PC is killing the laughter. Those who might have bucked at the new marching orders or screw it up royally would need to be asked to get off the bus, less they accidentally derail the whole operation. Because NBC was going to bet the farm on their version of apathetic legalism in order to provide everyone signing up to #stopTrump the cover they needed to go after Trump.

NBC’s ‘shock and awe’ on Trump could be witnessed on Morning Joe the day after Trump announced his candidacy on why “Donald Trump will #never be president”. Their next attack would be after Trump’s tough stance on building a wall between the United States and Mexico, as well as his position on illegal immigration (which the border patrol endorses). PR Wizards used fractions of hour long interviews and massive speeches to form “sound-bite ammo” to launch back at Trump wherever he went. NBC wasn’t going to mince words, people needed to know immediately “Trump, and those like him are no good racists and misogynistic.” Their proof? Over-the-top staged announcements by Univision saying they want to “completely sever ties” and “#dump Trump completely” over what he said. Then fired off another volley by putting the kabash on Trump’s Ms. USA pageant right where it would sting Trump the worst, in the ratings like real true-blue feminists.

These strange unilateral kamikaze maneuvers by NBC were simply based on what hired PR experts believed would work to spook Trump into getting cold feet and split-up and eradicate his support with the voters. In a month, however, the NBC political wizards & sages were flabbergasted by a scary phenomenon emerging in the raw data. Polls revealed despite their #neverTrump sabotage, Americans had enough and were pushing back telling pollsters, “You’re wrong. Trump is for us and we like him.” Trump’s poll numbers surged like a rocket. The wise men reasoned that optics wasn’t the draw, it’s his message of sounding off on the public’s real problems. That was enough for the suits to put on war paint and declare “Code Red” and publically “fire Trump” from NBC, cut all ties, and form a coalition of tribes to put a stop to the angry white man.

One of those recruited was the political mercenary group ‘Club for Growth,’ who still were “hurt” that Donald wouldn’t cough up the dough when they asked for it nicely, but the same people never even cared to reimburse Trump for a ruined carpet when he helped them to fund another loser’s demise. Thus it should be highly suspect that when these “morally questionable” consultants on K-Street decided to follow NBC’s lead to also attack Trump. They piled on hard with an whopping “flood” of negative advertising in Florida which only has pissed off the crock even more.

But it wasn’t just media moguls and professional hatchet men who Trump ‘snubbed’ on his way to the white house; last January before Trump even considered running for POTUS, Republicans apparently really wanted Trump to run for Governor of New York. Just like NBC & CFG, Trump refused them also. Trump’s persistent refusal to give-in has predictably prompted the exact same response from the RNC & DNC, as from the media & super pacs, which can only mean they too have been compromised. With some “conservatives” in Washington DC now handing Trump supporters the blackspot.

NBC, The mainstream media, CFG (and Super Pacs like them), competing candidates, pundits, talk-show hosts on both the right and the left, college professors, as well as Hollywood celebrities really don’t mind a regularly scheduled Donald on T.V., or when he loans them a quarter to play politics in the arcade, but #Trump2016 has compromised their credibility now more than ever. To not support Trump means being forced to defend a more dangerous doctrine than ISIS. And the public buying in to the ploy, are stuck into pledging their support to people who have no concept of reality and are endorsed by literal space cadets, over the master architect of the Art of the Deal. 

The press, in serious financial trouble, are choosing to pass up the good scoops in exchange for tabloid gossip in their opinion pages in order to play their readers into thinking Trump is some sort of “huckster extraordinaire who can’t sell himself as smart while acting so dumb.” It’s just too bad that they’ve already “spilled the beans” over two decades ago that Donald J. Trump is simply smarter than the rest of us. Millennials, who were in diapers when Trump published his iconic epitome on deal making, aren’t taught anymore of Trump’s consistent formula for success defined as; “hard work, thorough preparation, detailed knowledge, careful planning, tight organization, strong leadership, dogged persistence, controlled energy, good instincts and the genetic ability to deal.” Because the press refuses to be consistent with what they said in the past which is really, “Mr. Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”  

Trump’s core message is so blunt it hurts: we gotta “switch” or “ditch.” While other candidates have boasted to the public about their “real achievements”, Trump and his close friends have been watching and consistently vocal that our country, along with the rest of the world, have navigated the good ship lollipop into the perfect storm with some extremely rough seas ahead.

The purveyor of the “Audacity doctrine” that claimed to, “not go ‘abroad in search of monsters to destroy’ (P. 280)” has also been completely compromised as well. Hordes of people in Syria, Iraq, Africa, and many more in the Middle East have already ditched their home countries because of said monsters which causes their home country to implode into political anarchy while they seek refuge in countries that are already broke. And now some of those refugees are struggling to assimilate to western values, because to assimilate would be a crime against humanity. These also are the people who want to setup shop on main st. with your money.

At over $19,000,000,000,000 in debt, our country is teetering on becoming broke ourselves. Dr. “O(h) no” seriously suggests that if we change the “placebo medicine” from NAFTA to TPP it will suddenly overhaul “the status quo” from the failed Clinton/Bush eras. His imperative to change? Former deals, he says, put our workers and businesses at a “competitive disadvantage” (lose) (even though we complain about it) by majorly lowering standards for workers (win) and pollute the environment (win) beyond what the US could legally allow at home. Rather than fix our faulty trade deals O & those who agree with TPP instead want America to swallow a sugar coated suicide pill. Because TPP, just like NAFTA, creates a legal binding framework for any ‘private investor’ (regardless of nationality) to systematically dismantle both State & National laws until we have something like a global corporatocracy.

We don’t want that, but talking heads on T.V. who are already compromised cannot report on Trump’s New Deal, except for a painfully small minority. That’s because Trump’s fix doesn’t start with policy, it starts with setting up a tent. On the first episode of Season 6 of the Apprentice, Trump completely outsmarted some of most brilliant and famous people by asking them to set up two tents. In that one exercise those brilliant minds collapsed into chaos until two people emerged that could band everyone together and setup those tents. They became “project managers” of an equal two party system that became competitive, capitalistic, and democratic with accountable leaders who had one goal to complete each week or else suffer sleeping in the tent, or worse get fired for not doing their job in the boardroom. 

Nobody has been more hurt and more deceived than the people who are basing their opinions on what compromised biased people tell them. Remember #nevertrump is just in a publicity battle with Trump because they feel if he wins, they’ll be dumped by the viewing public. If you feel that everyday on T.V. they’re showing you another car wreck, just remember how you feel when you sit behind all those rubber-neckers on the highway. Trump hurt their feelings a little bit and they’ve decided to go nuclear on him for it.

So Happy April Fools!

Just wanted you to know, you’ve been duped.

-r3d

 

 

 

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