Slim Charles: “Don’t matter who did what to who at this point. Fact is, we went to war and now there ain’t no goin’ back. I mean, shit, it’s what war is, you know? Once you in it, you in it. If it’s a lie, then we fight on that lie. But we gotta fight” (The Wire, Season 3 Episode 12 – “Misson Accomplished”, 09.12.2004).
Why do I start off with Slim Charles as he is talking about fighting a war over corners with Marlo Stanfield in Baltimore and Avon Barkesdal lost his companion and comrade Stringer Bell after he was ratted out… but what I will talk about isn’t the Wire, but it has been the same way with the Campaign and Phenomenon of Donald J. Trump.
Today, I made realisation while taking public transport to work. I thought to myself what has been the main component of Trump’s game-plan. It seems to show as little as possible of policy, as little as possible of political framework and being part of the establishment. But also transparency and accountability has been like aids to the Candidacy of the Republican Candidate Trump.
Another key part of the accountability and transparency is that he has constantly lied. The lies has been staggering and at massive levels. Like the ice that hit the Titanic, it should have sunk the ship of an ordinary campaign, but the American couldn’t care less. Trump lied about his past, his wealth, his education, his lifestyle, his previous ethical background.
He has lied to public about his wealth, he is not as rich as he claims; if he we’re so he would have given the public the IRS Tax Returns. Because there we would see the real value of the Trump Organization, the golf-courses and the value of ‘the Art of the Deal’; because the toilet paper of stated wealth and ownership is oversaturated. If it we’re the true deal and not a play of cards to the public, since if it we’re true value than it would been given the same value of the estates, businesses and royalties. First lie!
Second lie, must be the portrayal of success in general; is with the bankruptcies in Casinos’ in Atlantic City, Trump Institute and University, Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump Magazines, Trump Airlines and so on. The success now has been “the Apprentice” on the Television with a dozen of seasons. The rest he has earned money on is stifling his costumers and with dozens of law-suits. Other than because of shady reputation because of that the way of earning revenue hasn’t become of building houses or high-raises, instead it has become a licensing operation. So his name is what makes the money, not his achievements. People are buying into the Trump name, but not the real value of premium products or quality service.
So when he is not as rich as he says he is, another lie; then you have the business-savvy point that settles with a licensing operation and not a true, yet another lie.
That is the most important parts of his project, as he was a successful businessman who wasn’t a politician. Well, he is more flip-flopping politician and also a cruel one at that. The Political play has been to use the others past against them. Since he wasn’t really a politician; still the Trump has lied about Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush.
The other lies are is stances, at one point in life he was a very aligned with the Democratic Party, siding with Bill and Hillary Clinton, defending his infidelity and claiming that Hillary was a fine woman. At one point he was defending and saying that the U.S. should go quickly in to Libya and get rid of Col. Gadhafi. Another point where he defended George W. Bush and his father for their wars in Iraq; while on the Campaign Trial he has dined all of this asked for the tapes, asked for the evidence, but the clips are accessible and online for anybody who wants. His Video-Logs are there too, where he speaks of the similar matters too.
The lies are endless, and his image is a lie, his persona and his attitude to. Because he change as needed be, he is said to have a moral flexibility. Well, he has been structured on hatred for immigrants and for foreign interference, he is an isolationist. That is it! The rest hasn’t been steady, on basic minimum wage his stance has changed, on deportation force it has change and the stances are endless.
The worst part is that American Electorate apparently didn’t care, or not enough of them. They have bought into a cobb-web of lies and deceit. They ate it all up and bought into the sellers tale.
I wouldn’t believe the words that come out of his mouth, he only says what he need to say or told to say. He talks against the usage of Teleprompters, but used it freely when it benefitted him. He claimed Mitt Romney released his tax-returns too late, but till this date he hasn’t dropped his and I doubt he will. So his states and statement are pointless, are just needed for his own stature, but not for his character.
The Character of him only known by his close family and whatever friends he has; to rest of us it is lies upon lies. Deception of who he might be and what he stand for, except for his blatant racists spurges of vomit. Trump has been able to sit in golden chairs and licence out products with golden letters, but his true delivery is his lies. The lie that he is good and want to “Make America Great Again”. He wants to make himself great again, back in the day when he was great and built the Trump Tower with the help of the Mafia. He doesn’t care about the working-class in Wisconsin or Mississippi.
Trump lies and will continue to lie for the benefit of himself and his cause; the cause being himself and his fictions lifestyle. Therefore he wants to spend more time at Mar-A-Lago in Miami, Penthouse in New York, than at the White House. Because he want his loyal minions to work out the perks, while he carry the title. He doesn’t care about anybody else than himself, he wants to spend time on the golf-course and eat the benefits of the Public Office. Not actually work for living, he has lied for living already and wants to relax as President.
Just wait and see, he will spend less time in office than Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, he is more concern about the benefits of being President for his donors, rich wealthy elite; which happens to be the establishment and not the common-man in Michigan or North Dakota.
The man that based his life on lies and built his current business on more lies; the lies that are deceptive and deconstructive to him and to society; that now is the true state of affairs. Trump has the choice either to destroy or rebuild.
But he went to war on that lie like Slim Charles said and now they have to continue to fight on that lie. The lie that Trump had something to deliver other than his own self-constructed bloated ego. Peace.
“Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief” – Jane Austen
I am writing this today, because I am tired of the nonsense from the baboon in the disguise of Donald Trump. When listening to him about the IRS Tax Returns it’s like lots of noise that doesn’t make sense, it is bad when I wish Phillip DeFranco of Youtube we’re a leading Politician, than the front runner of Republican Party. Both of talk all day and earn money on talking, why can’t Phillip DeFranco run next time?
Well, I am not writing about directly about the noise, just the biased uncensored nonsense that claims that he can’t release the Tax Audit, even if he criss-crossed Mitt Romney when he was late dropping his returns and said it hurt him. So why do the same, because he think he is Teflon as his supporters are White Supremacist and White-Angry men who doesn’t care about financial state, though a reason for why these people support him, is because of his economic position and richness. Trump, the Wealthy Man, the Man who can’t be bought and will run-on their own money. Well, that is not true anymore, as the money will fuelled through Republic Party and own Super PAC; so he will do the same as Hillary Clinton and try to fundraise a Billion.
But I will not speak about the inaccuracies in the whole campaign that all of pledges will change to fit the paradigm of the national thoughts as the “Minimum Wage” wavering over the recent weeks proves the values of his words, from the man with best “words”. Still, I will discuss why he doesn’t release the IRS Tax Returns and just the ‘Public Financial Disclosure Report’ that was made on 22nd July 2015.
He will not release the Tax Returns for ONE SIMPLE REASON: Vanity. It isn’t only middle-ages Kings who has the deadly sin of vanity and would go to war to save face after a wrong tone from neighbour King on the visit, and in the next month the King who was offended would attack the Kingdom of them King who recently offended him. Like England and France or anywhere else in Europe, as kings have had a constant fight over Vanity.
Trump got the level of Vanity that is equally big as King Kong and the New Yorker State of Liberty combined. Therefore when he was the one to be roasted; we’re the Famous People Roast they could joke about his family, his hair, but not his Wealth.
The Donald, the Trump, Trump is based on that he is Wealthy, a Billionaire; he cannot have less than a billion in value. That is why he has to sustain a level with Forbes Magazine every year to secure that they get the “right value” of his businesses. Still, he has a history of failing in business, and soon all details of the failed Trump University will come up. Like he said in the deposition 03.03.2016 as he was deeply questioned about the only 25% refund of deposit to the University and here is answer to this question: ·But did you know — hold on, Mr. Trump· Did you know it was over 25 percent? His answer: “I didn’t know what the percentage, but I know we gave them. By the way, most people wouldn’t give them. There was no reason to give them.· We could have let you sue for the rest of our lives”.
So with his vanity and losing he would rather Poor Students suing him for the rest of his life, than repaying them for not delivering them the education or the learning they we’re marketed the University and how he doesn’t think they have the rights to get the money back. Such a Nobel character, The Donald!
Oh yeah, his vanity. His financial shows all the Businesses and the places where he runs it or is in charge; while other ones are really running it, because he can’t be fixated with 500 businesses. The Special thing about the values on the different business is usually like this:
North Canon LLC, Beverly Hills, California, residential real estate, estimated $5,000,001-$25,000,000.
The business of Trump is having a set value it’s either valued down to USD $5m or up to USD $25m. It can’t be both and it is fixed, if he was selling the North Canon LLC he would have a fixed price; as he couldn’t be as vague as he is here on the value of that company in question. Something he is on all the businesses.
If Coca-Cola International LLC, Atlanta, Georgia State was to drop their Tax Returns you would know actually the breweries and the subsidiaries of the Company was worth in last Fiscal Tax Year. Something the Trump Organization and all of the small and bigger estates, together with its subsidiaries should be able to cough up!
And why didn’t anybody say anything about his “Speaking Engagement” on the 4th March 2015 for IMSMFL Incorporated for Samsung Electronics America for $150,000. Can he still ask for the Hillary Clinton speeches when he did the same for Samsung?
So why is this Vanity so important, his priority is to be RICH, to be the epitome of Wealth and therefore he Hustle the Forbes every year. We can mock his words, his speeches, his racist slurs, but the things that hurts is the levels of wealth!
Wealth and richness, his own image is built on big golden letters on a Trump Towers while the rest is buying foreclosed properties and selling them when the magical value rises. Its vulture business, but Trump is a vulture who not only eats on fear, but also on the losses of middle-classes and bankruptcies, therefore the letter from Lawyers of Morgan Lewis on 7th March 2016 stated this:
“As disclosure in your Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e), filed on the July 15, 2016, you hold interest as the sole and principal owner in approximately 500 separate entities. These entities are collectively referred to and do business as the Trump Organization. These entities engage in hundreds of transactions, deals, and new enterprises every year. Because you operate these businesses almost exclusively through sole proprietorship and/or closely held partnership, your personal federal income tax returns are inordinately large and complex for an individual” (…)”Examination of your tax returns for the years 2002 through 2008 have been closed administratively by agreement with the 2009 year and forward are ongoing. Your returns for these years report items that are attributable to continuing transactions and activities that were also reported on returns in 2008 and earlier. In that sense, the pending examinations are continuations of prior, close examination” (Morgan Lewis, 07.03.2016).
This is his hired lawyers trying to deflect it and make it harder then what it is, because Trump Organization, the Donald Trump and the rest of the close allies knows that the Vanity might be lost if they release it. The Audits happens because of the character of the business portfolio and the renegade attitude in the market field.
That is why it must be hurtful to know that many of books is nearly none of value or royalties as the ‘Think Like a Billionaire’ (Published on Random House – 2004) and also ‘The Art of a Comeback’ (Published on Random House – 1997) both of them earn the royalties in the amount of USD $201 or less. Means that he is not earning money on certain book-projects and just have the titles to show-off.
Donald Trump’s vanity is the reason for non-release of the Tax Returns; he uses the Audit to save his baboon face that is steering into the abyss of lies. Not that he cares if he lies, because he does that constantly and believes it is truth. And the sadness is so many people buy into the lies he is selling. That the Forbes are estimating USD $4.5 billion his fortune, but if it is with vague financial than the Forbes Magazine, can widely estimate any values of his monies and estates. Therefore the true value of Trump Organization can only be shown through the Tax Returns. This financial report that was delivered is filled with inaccuracies and vague statements of values that can be open and with more holes then some of the Golf Courses that Trump owns.
The Audit claims are just hogwash as he doesn’t want to show the reality of his wealth. He doesn’t have the heart or being the Nobel to the truth, because that is not in him. His Vanity has also been heart of his business, as he has loved the spotlight and Manhattan, New York estate market instead of building low-market or middle-class buildings in Brooklyn and outer boroughs of New York. Donald Trump wanted the glamour and fame, not only like his father builds houses with mortar and bricks.
The Vanity of his wealth is why he won’t release his Tax Returns and show the true value of his wealth. That will hurt him more than anything not his political stance or any of his own words. Because he will never stand by his words or promises that is why he will not release this.
I would be shocked if he would have the arrogance and stay behind the Tax Returns and release it, as it would show his true value, because any soul who is a bit analytical can and would question like me the Financial Report of July 2015. The Tax Returns are vital as the IRS would verify the fortune, the estates and all other of hard earned currency the populist racist Republic Presidential Nominee would own, his truly overbearing Donald Trump.
Never let a person with such a Vanity not get away with it, this is where the Candidates from the Democratic Party should address him, especially Bernie Sanders since the paperwork says even Trump have earned money for speaking engagement. But that is just my two cents and advice, but don’t expect it have an effect.
Just remember, his wealth is his Vanity, nothing else matters, all else is “Fair Game” and he can play around with as “Tin Soldiers”. So if he should be really challenged he should be pushed to release and show his real value, not his believed value, not the value he believes he is worth. Peace.