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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The "Real" Donald Trump - A Fascinating Interview From 1990

In 1990, Donald Trump conducted a lengthy interview with Playboy Magazine. It provides an absolutely fascinating window into the man’s mind, which I suggest everyone read in full. Unexpectedly, I came away with a more informed and nuanced perspective on the man. While it didn’t change my opinion of him as President, I do have a much greater appreciation for Donald Trump as a person, specifically how his mind works and what drives him.

I originally came across this interview after seeing a tweet referencing a 25 year old interview during which Trump expressed admiration for how strongly Chinese authorities cracked down on dissent in Tiananmen Square in 1989. I immediately thought to myself that this would be the perfect fodder to further elucidate the kind of cold, brutal, authoritarian leader Trump undoubtably would be as President.

While that particular quote didn’t disappoint, I decided to read further and came away with many additional observations. I think these observations are worth sharing since I think there’s a very real chance Trump will be elected President within the next ten years. His chances ride on the fact that the current system is terminally corrupt, as well as socially and economically bankrupt. It will crash and burn, whether in slow motion like the past eight years, or very rapidly over the next several. Someone will likely step in to fill this void, and Trump has the personality type and understanding of human nature to possibly propel himself into the position when the timing is right. Is the time right in 2016? Probably not, but a President Trump is far more likely to occur in our lifetimes than many of us want to admit.



Anonymous said...

That doesn't mean squat.2016 forward is the only thing that matters

Anonymous said...

The media is really scared of trump. They thought he would have fizzled by now. This was over 25 years ago and at a different place in time. Trump in 2016 . Get ready for America to be great agin. At this point we have nothing to loose and everything to gain. I usually would have never voted for trump but at these crossroads it is worth giving a self made man a shot. The token black guy did nothing but push us back 30 years and we have a mountain of debt to climd out from.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should be afraid of Trump!

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Anonymous said...

The only thing to fear about trump is him not going the distance and Hillary winning. I paid over 300k in taxes last year and would like a business man in office for some common sense approaches. If you are part of the hand out crowd then yes you need to fear trump. If you work hard and are self sufficient I see him as the breath of fresh air we need.

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed all the rich elitists don't like Trump and are doing everything to stop him I think Carl Icahn is his only rich friend that's for him.