Thursday, November 10, 2016
Why Trump Could Look Like A Crook Even Before He Becomes President
As you probably know, Donald Trump has vowed to appoint a special prosecutor to go after "crooked" Hillary Clinton.
But strangely enough it's Trump himself who faces a greater chance of looking like a crook.
Even before he becomes president.
When the Trump University scandal comes back to haunt him.
Before Donald Trump raises his right hand to take the oath of office in January, he’s set for a less-auspicious swearing-in: taking the witness stand in his own defense in a federal court civil trial over alleged fraud in his Trump University real estate seminar program.
Which let's not forget could be really embarrassing...
Because he's got his fingerprints AND his face all over that one.
And it could make even many of his own supporters wonder whether Trump's an economic genius as he says he is, or a Con artist who can't be trusted to keep any of the many promises he has made,
And then of course, there's the equally embarrassing matter of that "Mexican judge" who was born in the United States.
Adding to the drama, the trial will bring Trump face to face with U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel. During the campaign, Trump triggered widespread outrage by arguing that Curiel’s Latino heritage made the judge irredeemably biased against him. The GOP presidential hopeful also called the judge “Mexican” and “Spanish.” He was born in Indiana.
Which might reinforce the notion that Trump is a racist, or at least seriously culturally insensitive...
And who knows what the judge might think of that?
But what we can be sure about is that now that Trump is the president-elect, the media will give that trial blanket coverage.
And as if that wasn't bad enough, there are all these other cases waiting like ticking time bombs to explode in his face.
In addition to several suits over Trump University, Trump has threatened lawsuits against a dozen or more women who’ve accused him of sexual impropriety in recent months—and several of those women have threatened to countersue if he comes after them.
There’s also a New York state investigation into his charitable foundation and a reported federal investigation into some of his advisers’ ties to Russia.
And of course there is Trump's appalling record of failure, which could also reinforce the unfortunate impression that he is a real con man.
Who doesn't know what he's doing.
And far from making America great again, might only make it poorer.
Which only makes me wonder where Trump will eventually end up.
Will it be the White House?
Or will it be the Big House?
You know like so many other people all over the world I'm worried about the future, now that Trump is the president-elect.
But if I was Donald Trump, I'd be really worried about my future AND my past.
For with a past like that one, anything might happen...