Opinion: Is Trump loosing all his leverage, if he doesn’t get a second term?

I know, the world is a crazy place in 2020. Where the soon up-coming elections is happening in November 2020. This is vital and important. Not only for the American public, but for the stakeholders of the Trump Organization and President Donald J. Trump.

The expose of the amounts of debt circulating in the Trump Organization is the overshadow of his campaign. Trump will have mature loans, which needs to be paid, because they are due on several of properties and other personal loans too. This is maybe why he has coined himself the King of Debt.

Not, only has he not to profitable business, estates and golf courses. However, the President has earned the most on licensing deals and not on real estate. That has been the reality of the business deals of late. This being both abroad and elsewhere. That the Trump Organization has earned millions of dollars on these transactions and deals.

The Trump Organization have had big payments from foreign dignitaries and companies happening because of the Presidents office. Since, he has the political office and has been the Head of State. This has made people live in his Hotel in Washington D.C. and used his other properties. Become tenants on his properties and possibly pay an overprice to be in the good graces.

This is a sort of sale of the White House and the Presidency. Because, the President and his business needs spenders to run. To be able to get through and have enough funds to operate.

It is bad enough that a supposed billionaire and a wealthy person on Manhattan, New York have paid nickel and dimes in taxes over the years. That he has possibly given one audit to the IRS and another to investors. This is to trick the numbers to ensure the best outcome at any given day. Instead of giving the real numbers and true value of the business at any given time.

If the loans and the debts are so bad as the media states. Then his “empire” and his businesses needs leverage to get through. He needs something to bargain the creditors and get other investors to bail him out. He cannot live on a prayer and hope his other family members hit a strike of gold. Since, they are leeching on to the business and continuing the enterprise. Just like he did. They are all moochers of this system and enlarging their names by being connected to it.

Therefore, the only way he can save this by date and by the maturity of the loans. To seal the debt and have a positive outcome. Is to actually get foreigners to bail him out and give them favourable policies. Trade foreign policies for deals, which enrich the President and saves his fledging company.

That makes sense and seems like a enterprise he would join. He will act like Republican and sing songs of “conservativism” or fake that. Just so he can trade policies for business deals. To save his own ass and by the skin of the teeth. That is his leverage. Because, his businesses and the ways operating needs this sort of play to get traction.

Since, the incumbent need the gravy train coming. Especially ahead of the mature loans, which is coming his way. If not he has restructure the loans and find ways to get liabilities moving. Even sell other estates to cover the payments needed.

Yes, this is bribing a public official and open bazaar corruption. However, that has been his game since he went into office. He has used the office to enrich himself and gain profits for his businesses.

Now that we know how dire things is… we can imagine that the old man doesn’t want to lose his leverage. The one bargain chip that makes sense and make dollars. Not that he can trade on his name or character after four years in office. Unless, he wants to sell merchandise to White Supremacist, Alt-Right, Qanon and the KKK. Peace.

Opinion: Zuma needs to man-up and face the truth

Former President Jacob Zuma are still facing the investigation and the criminal proceedings of the State of Capture case, which is investigated through the Zondo Commission. A Commission, he and his lawyers are working hard to discredit and also deflect blame.

The former President is clearly fishing for sympathy, when he invokes the narrative of living his whole life through Apartheid. Yes, he lived through like most of his generation. However, he also rose into the stratosphere and got amass power, which he had for a decade or so. It is not like the former President didn’t have all the luxurious benefits and the connections at his finger-tips for a period. Even all parts of the state was following him and obey his commands.

Therefore, the statement released recently is only a defensive and unnecessary document. It is not serving his case nor the investigation any good. Yes, his playing the victim, but that’s not new. The State of Capture case has been going on for years. While in power he could deflect, muffle and stop the process. However, now its not possible and he got to play the sainthood like his the pope or a cardinal. While he rather drink, enjoy the company of a nun and use the offerings to build himself a monastery on the top of hill.

This is why Zuma can defend the looking into his kids. We know the kids also enjoyed perks with the Gupta Connections and the State Owned Enterprises. They also got tenders and other deals, which was not accessible by others. Therefore, when an investigation follows the money, you never know where it ends. If they follow the drugs, you find drug-lords and cartels. However, if you follow the profit of that illicit trade. You don’t know where the money is going and could end up in the pockets of other powerful men as well. The same is happening to Zuma.

Zuma can plead his innocence and plead not guilty. However, he did pocket money and built a village in Nkandla. While he was in office. He suddenly could afford a second home in Dubai. Clearly, having more money than his salary would make possible. The man who came from hardships suddenly was Richie Rich. That doesn’t come out of nowhere. There is someone offering a deal and you accepted it. If it was using your power to fix Eskom and other SOEs in your time.

Therefore, those statements and letters your writing is only showing that you have no remorse to misuse and directly taking money out of the public coffers. Which you had no trouble doing in the years you we’re in power. Zuma had all the opportunities to do the right thing. However, as time went by and options came your way. You took them, you ate it and you enjoyed the perks. The same happen to your family members, which you want to shield now. But you let them eat of the sudden wealth and fortunes that came your way.

Zuma, if you wanted to shield your kids. You should have shielded them away from the Gupta’s and the other associates giving you sweet-deals. As the President you could have pushed them away and blocked them. Instead, you guided them and made it possible them. This was a rise to power and you felt untouchable. That is why the risk of paying a price seemed unlikely. That is why you made it possible for them to get connected.

That is why it’s late to cry foul now. You knew what you did and how you acted in office. As President, you knew what you we’re doing and what access you made possible. It is a sorry ass excuse to ask investigators to distance themselves. Maybe, as President he shouldn’t have received money from Oakbay and other companies. Maybe, his family members shouldn’t have gotten associated with the Gupta’s. Because, if he was interested in not having them involved in his business, they shouldn’t been entangled in anyway.

Alas, greed is a powerful force and it can swallow anything in its way. In this regard, it took the family and foundation of Zuma’s power. He ate it all with his greed and misuse of power. To an extent, that is still invested to this day and still not over. Peace.

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Opinion: Trump is piss-poor, apparently…

For someone living on image and on PR. What the New York Times piece did to President Donald J. Trump. They shattered the glass, they broke not only a story, but broke a fragile, piss poor businessman and shown his true character.

President Trump have lived on a lie. That his Trump Organization was a giant conglomerate. A corporation with many ties, a hectic financial structure and a supposed viable real-estate portfolio. Alas, that is clearly not the case.

His businesses like so many cases in the past is practically bankrupt. His living on a loans, rates for licencing deals and hallow points of extortions of the properties he does have. This isn’t a viable business and the model of profits is on idea that he can offer them something. That is why he has had favourable foreign dignitaries on his properties. It all makes sense now.

That Trump is morally bankrupted has been known. His a despicable racist-in-charge. It has been proven time and time again. Trump has proven that he doesn’t care about others or only does it when it has favours him. Also, if they possibly have liabilities or leverage over him. Then he might bend rules or regulations to ensure he gets the cut he needs. So, these things can possibly go away.

If the Saudis have paid him money. I am sure he will do their dance. Surely, through several of shady loan to the Trump Organization. The Organization possibly own “Moscow money” and that’s why he sings show-tunes to them. The Ohio Gang and President Harding created a lot of scandals because of their financial ties back-then. If they could that, what would the finances and fiscal character of this President do?

I believe he would do whatever it takes to get from red to black. The President would ditch international agreements, destroy ties with other countries and change the balances of power within a war. Just to ensure his estates and his accounts are saved. He doesn’t want to sell the Trump Tower. The President doesn’t want to loose his golf-courses or several of hotels. That will hurt his pride and his business acumen, which is clearly not stellar. This we know, because of all of his bankrupties in the past.

President Trump hasn’t only tricked the taxes and possibly broken various of statutes, which is the reason for the audits of his taxes. The reason why the Attorney General of the Southern District of New York (SDNY) have filed cases and is investigating the President and his Organizations.

This all make sense. The man can be bought, because he has nothing. The man wanted to be branded as a rich billionaire! While he was broke and carrying water over his head. This is why he cannot loose the office. Because, he needs the office and the powers of it. That gives him leverage and the abilities to please both his creditors and get foreign dignitaries to bankroll his businesses. This is misuse of his office, but that is the only way he can fix his failing corporations. That is really not ‘The Apprentice’ style, but more the broke broker who is high on his own supply. Looking for the next deal to fix the former failing deal.

Who knew Harding could be run circles around by someone like Trump? Trump is misusing the office to save his ass. The President apparently needs the office to save his business. He is neither rich nor smart. The man can easily become someone’s donkey, because they are giving him the carrot and the stick. The whole motivation for his actions can be to save his “empire”, which is burdened by loans and lack of revenue. That is also the reason for why the IRS Tax Forms never was released into the public in the first place. Where the supposed “billionaire” didn’t pay much or little, to no taxes for years.

Some would call what the President has done using Foreign Policy to cover his businesses, loans and lack of taxes as a racket. I could see that too and wouldn’t be shocked if he did. Because, the man doesn’t have scruples, but wants to save his failing enterprises. While he can use the Office and the Government to salvage the hurt. That is maybe why he has stayed so many days at his estates as the President. To cover more expenses and ensure profits to the bankrupt Trump Organization.

He owns $421 million in loans and $100 million in penalties to the IRS, which means there is enough motives to do what he does in office. He needs salvage and what else can he do than trade Foreign Policy for Financial Favours. That is very simple to equate and makes sense.

President Trump is broke and needs a windfall, but first he needs to answer to the SDNY and other pending cases. Which been looking into him… for various of reasons. This “empire” will fall and his businesses will crumble, unless he has some oligarchs bailing him out. Peace.

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NRM Primaries 2020: Byandala MP has finally lost (!) and his corrupt legacy…

In Luweero, the results for the National Resistance Movement Primaries are finally out. That the MP for Katikamu County North, who has represented in Parliament since 2006. This man has survived a lot and gotten away with it.

This man being Abraham Byandala… the people of Luweero is tired of this man. He has had three terms. He should be famous for getting away with the thieving of the monies supposed to go to building the Mukono-Katosi Road. A scandal he has gotten easily away from… he got acquitted, but still this will always linger on.

Not only that one, but this man has punched a journalist. Media activists wanted him tried for assault of the journalist.

As an MP and Minister, he used the time in office for shady deals. Both with Chinese contractors and ensuring riches for other cronies within the NRM Party. That is why there wasn’t only Mukono-Katosi Road Scandal, but also the NAMO-Scandal. A scandal where the UNRA was supposed to contract to build 4 bridges in Karamoja. However, all the monies ended up in the pockets of family members of Minister Lokeris in Rukiga. That is the sort of favours that has saved him, as he has made friends and therefore, gotten away with it.

In 2011 after he had to defend the budget of his Ministry to the Parliament Committee, a Parliament Committee he was part of in the previous term. He asked for more time, because he was trying to confuse the MPs and not explaining the documents delivered to the Committee. That shows that he was a useful pawn as an MP and did the bidding of others.

That is why its good that Byandala is done as MP. That he lost in Luweero. He used his time to scams and scandals. Enriching himself and the ones around him. Using the Ministry and his position to help himself. He didn’t do it for the betterment of the Republic.

What is worse is that it didn’t cost him. Yes, his synonymous with some road scandals, but he got away with it. The usage of UNRA and Road Development to get funds. That says it all.

Byandala had no problem doing that. So, nobody should be sad his not in office on the fourth term. The loss yesterday proves people was tired of his ways. He couldn’t survive forever.

The man should answer for his corrupt behaviour, Just that two scandals created headlines. We can wonder what else he did or knew about, but didn’t leak out. As I doubt these two was the only ones in the years in office. When you can do it at this scale. There are someone who knew and others who pocketed funds this way. That’s why Dot Services is a thing and other sketchy companies getting road contracts. This is known… and was a thing Byandala did too.

So, Byandala has now fallen and it was about time. Peace.

Opinion: Ruto cannot runaway from the pay-offs he has gotten in office…

That Deputy President William Ruto tries to deflect and make himself a martyr is expected. As he wants to save his legacy and his future. He doesn’t want to fall and neither lose the option of reigning supreme when Kenyatta passes the mantle after his second term.

Ruto wants so badly to be a saint. He wants to be the pope and the high priest of society. Still, the man has more thieving, conniving and massive spin to be in power. Instead of policies and actual achievements. He is using PR plots and big crowds to cheer himself to sleep.

He has put up stone for ghost-projects. Launched meaningless enterprises and ensure government tenders been misused. Secured pay-offs and greased the wheels himself to brief-case companies and LLCs with no destination or plan to actually do anything. Other then benefiting himself and his cronies.

That is why the Tanga Tanga is loyal to him. He is paying them and ensuring their loyalty. It isn’t because Ruto is special, unique or have a character, which they have to follow. Neither does he have the stamina or the trust to keep these relations close. It is all about the Benjamin’s, all about the shillings and the profit motive.

That is why Ruto has now Hotels, Newspaper, land and houses. One house in Karen, Nairobi and a mansion with a artificial lake in Eldoret. That is the sort of man Ruto is. The former walking preacher, who nearly could afford shoes.

His been preaching, been a man of the trade. Gone from being corrupt in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to start his own, dissolve that into the Jubilee and now in his second term getting into questions.

All along, in all the years in office. It has been known how Ruto has operated. In the Harambee House Annex, there been schemes and plots of undertaking state funds. There been shady deals with kickbacks, envelopes and the tricks of the trade. Ruto knows this and has supported the game. It has been his game and with the office. He has felt safe. Untouchable even.

Ruto has an idea of what he has done. Ruto knows the game he has played over the years. Earned fortunes as a state official and high ranking official. His connections and his opportunities to do good has been there. Instead, he has been in it for one reason: enriching himself.

That is why he is defending himself like he does. Just putting dates and wanting people to look into backlogs. Instead, of looking now or elsewhere. Because, he knows his implicated. The man know he has done reckless deals to earn a fortune on the government dime. Taxpayers has been ripped off to pay ghosts, ninjas and the cartels.

He had no issues doing this, while he was ahead. At a point where he felt untouchable. No, he went full steam ahead. However, now he feels more alone. His closest ally has bailed on him and purged his comrades-in-action. The DP doesn’t have the significant support or ability like he used too.

The only reason why he hasn’t resigned or gone full gung-ho. Is that I’m sure his afraid what will happen when he does leave office. Because, he knows what he has done and how he has amassed the enormous wealth. The man knows this perfectly well. All of the Republic does, it is just a matter of time before his implicated and indicted for something.

He can defend himself, but that doesn’t make it untrue. A man couldn’t build four houses in Eldoret and a artificial lake without some sort of deals behind the scenes. His government salary cannot stretch that far. Combined with all of the other estates, businesses and so on. The man has been eating. He has been stealing and thieving. Used his office for self and not for the common good.

The proof is all there.. Ruto can lie about it, but that doesn’t make it true. It is just another lie. The spin cannot save this man. Then he has to repent and give up the ill gotten gains. Show some humility and character, two things that isn’t staple from this man. It is not in him.

He rather try to pull another con, then acting real for ones. Peace.