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  • Liberal Democrat
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    The “Mouse That Roared” was a 1955 satirical Cold War novel that became a movie (starring Peter Sellers) in 1959.

    The basic story is that the fictional country of Duchy of Grand Fenwick had ONE export, Pinot Grand Fenwick wine. When a California company successfully produced a clone of the wine, the country faced financial ruin.

    Having witnessed the salvation of Germany after WWII by the United States, the prime minister decides that their only salvation is to declare war on the United States. Improbably, their tiny invasion force landed in a New York City that was deserted due to a citywide disaster drill, which allowed the invaders to achieve victory AND capture the Quantum Bomb, the most powerful bomb in the world. Ultimately, the tiny duchy was recognized by many of the world’s powers, and gained control over all the nuclear weapons in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mouse_That_Roared

    Believe it or not, there a couple of modern counterparts to this crazy story.

    The first story involves a tiny country in the South Pacific called Nauru, which derived its entire economy from ONE product (phosphate) that resulted from thousands of years of bird shit falling on the country. When the phosphate ran out, they then became a money laundering capital for the Russian mafia.

    http://www.tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2010/04/lessons-learned-from-bird-poop.html

    The second involves Donald Trump.

    If you have read “Fire and Fury” you have discovered that Donald Trump did not actually want to win the presidency, and was not prepared to do so. His REAL purpose in running was to boost the profits of his business, and the businesses of his family members.

    It’s a well-known fact that Trump has long had connections with the New York mafia, and he also has long had connections to a variety of Russians, some of whom own apartments in Trump Tower:

    https://apnews.com/9caf2ddbbae84bd09e9d732036d667b4

    Not long ago, Trump’s son-in-law managed to salvage his property at 666 Fifth Avenue by extorting $1 billion from the Qatari government. In addition, the Trump organization just received a $500 million loan for a project in Indonesia from the Chinese government. The loan happened not long after Trump publicly stepped forward recently to protect a Chinese phone maker named ZTE.

    https://medium.com/shanghaiist/trump-linked-project-in-indonesia-to-receive-500-million-in-funding-from-china-ca99ac995ae5

    On top of that, his daughter Ivanka just got approval from the Chinese government for 13 more trademarks.

    https://apnews.com/9caf2ddbbae84bd09e9d732036d667b4

    The mouse may have achieved salvation years ago quite by accident, but the rat in the White House, due to numerous cheesy business deals, has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Something I have maintained from the beginning :

    "If you have read “Fire and Fury” you have discovered that Donald Trump did not actually want to win the presidency, and was not prepared to do so. His REAL purpose in running was to boost the profits of his business, and the businesses of his family members."

    Trump's actions and spending support not wanting to win. He just wanted to improve his brand's status and increase earnings.

  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Something I have maintained from the beginning :

    "If you have read “Fire and Fury” you have discovered that Donald Trump did not actually want to win the presidency, and was not prepared to do so. His REAL purpose in running was to boost the profits of his business, and the businesses of his family members."

    Trump's actions and spending support not wanting to win. He just wanted to improve his brand's status and increase earnings.

    Yes, he was planning\expecting to lose the election. By losing the election, he would have made more money, becomes just a famous, becomes more successful in business, than if he had won.

    The campaign was just a marketing gimmick to promote the "Trump" brand. In recent years, trump has been attempting to make "Trump" a brand name he can license. He makes $$$$, but doesn't have to actually do any of the work. However, all of trump products are second or third rate products, basically shit. The people who he does business with are, for the most part, the people we see as being subjects of Mueller's investigation because these people don't play by the rules\law, they are like trump, men who are willing to break laws to maximize profits.

    And to brighten everyone day. Think of all the shady people who have done illegal deals with trump over the years, and how they have been shitting their pants wondering when the FBI is going to be knocking on their door, all because trump totally fucked up, and got elected. Like everything, he fucks things up, including, his not getting elected. There is absolutely nothing trump can't make fail, and have others pay the biggest price, in terms of money, careers, and personal lives being exposed in the national media.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    He only wanted to be president for personal gain.
  • Independent
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    While I agree that he ran to boost his “brand” and increase his fortune or stabilize his lack thereof, I do not agree that he didn’t want to win. He may have been surprised that he won due to the pre-election poll numbers but he definitely wanted to win. He defines himself by winning and as a winner. His bending and breaking of the law in his real estate development deals attest to it. That he has been exposed as incompetent is unsurprising as he has actually been incompetent his entire career. His success can only be attributed to criminal and fraudulent dealings.
  • Independent
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    Guy all you wrote is correct. In any other country this "lunatic" would have been thrown out long ago. So what is wrong with this country?. Obviously no proper solid laws that you can't do those things while President including his mafia family. Stupid country for sure
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    lonely bird Wrote: While I agree that he ran to boost his “brand” and increase his fortune or stabilize his lack thereof, I do not agree that he didn’t want to win. He may have been surprised that he won due to the pre-election poll numbers but he definitely wanted to win. He defines himself by winning and as a winner. His bending and breaking of the law in his real estate development deals attest to it. That he has been exposed as incompetent is unsurprising as he has actually been incompetent his entire career. His success can only be attributed to criminal and fraudulent dealings.

    His wanting to win is a complicated concept . First, I am sure he felt he should have simply been awarded the presidency. Second he wanted to win in the sense he should win with no effort. Third , his spending and personal behavior did not support a serious effort to win. Concluding he wanted to win by default and acclimatiom. Reflect on your own experiences if you ever got something you had to compete for that you didn't want.

    Remember what Melania told him. If you run you will win. That is a warning !!!