Trump’s Either Conning You or Deluding Himself

I hope his act is just one big con. I hope he’s the world’s biggest con artist. I’d rather that than to think he believes what he says and writes. There’s no other choice truly. You are being conned; or he really believes what he is saying and what he is saying is plainly wrong.

It’s a cold wintry day and a blizzard is deciding whether to come to visit me. So I wait patiently unable to do anything about it other than sit wrapped up in a fairly comfortable room and watch out the window sipping my morning tea.

You must have seen Trump’s tweet on January 2: “Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news. It was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record.”

Did you believe it? Do you think Trump believes it? It is a lie. We have been fortunate in the US to have had several years immediately prior to 2017 where there were “Zero deaths” from commercial aviation. The year 2017 followed a trend that has been going on for a while.

The truth is ”In the U.S., it has been 4½ years — Barack Obama was starting his second term as president — since the last deaths involving a scheduled passenger airline.” Further, “It’s been almost nine years since the last fatalities involving a U.S.-registered, scheduled passenger airline in the United States.”

Trump has had nothing to do with this record. I only hope he does not jinx our years of good fortune. The credit goes to the advances in aviation safety made by the industry and by regulations imposed on the airlines (which Trump wants to remove).

Does it bother you that he made that claim?

9 replies on “Trump’s Either Conning You or Deluding Himself”

  1. The reports of my seeming to bask , drooling , in the Rose Garden sunshine
    are greatly exaggerated !
    Donald J. Trump

    Compos Mentis ? The paramount politician in the land sees another Eagle Feather flying down from the Heavens , and figures it would look good with a hundred others in his ceremonial war bonnet . Big deal .

    Rumor Control : There is a venal opportunist who has roamed the White House hallways . He now peddles his wares for all Trump haters to buy . Big deal .

  2. Yes, it is deeply strange that Trump takes credit for the absence of any fatalities in commercial aviation. For more on our elderly president’s grip on reality, see Michael Wolff’s book on the man on the Oval Office. There’s an excerpt in New York magazine.

    Wolff has also written a story about his year in the White House. Wolff seems to be as baffled as anyone as to why he was allowed to freely roam the corridors of power for so many months. Evidently, he’d still be there if his publisher hadn’t given him a deadline for the book! (I guess we can all be thankful that Wolff wasn’t a spy for North Korea or Iran.) As you might imagine, Wolff has a low opinion of Trump’s mental stability. This assessment, he writes, was shared by the White House staff:

    “Everybody was painfully aware of the increasing pace of his repetitions. It used to be inside of 30 minutes he’d repeat, word-for-word and expression-for-expression, the same three stories — now it was within 10 minutes. Indeed, many of his tweets were the product of his repetitions — he just couldn’t stop saying something.”


  3. Picky, picky, picky. Boilerplate by The Donald.

    Whenever any good news is announced every pol within the general area and often beyond takes a bow.

    Sometimes it is risible. Example, Obama took a bow when US oil production exceeded usage making America energy independent in addition to favorably affecting the balance of payments. Not a peep about the fact that this was attained by states opening oil fields over Obama’s vigorous opposition.

    In your example and mine it is a bun without a patty. Meatless. It is newspaper filler. Zzzzz…..

  4. No. It tied for the safest year on record. In the early sixties Latin and BC High tied for the city league hockey championship. Mancini from Savin Hill was on Latin and Westfield from the same neighborhood was on BC High. Both schools provided jackets to their victorious teams. The Latin patch said ” City League Champions”. The BC High patch said ” City League Co Champions”. Both were correct . One was more precise. 2. Is this the best critique one can make of Trump? No comment on the tax cut, the economy, judicial appointments, energy independence, deregulation, restoring military strength, climate change or the defeat of ISIS? As the Patty Page song said ” Is that all there Is? “. 3. The ancient wisdom has proven true. The Bible noted that the poor will always be with us. Plato opined that only the dead have seen the last of war. Solon stated that Nature has it’s own laws and rules and that men and women are powerless to change them. Al Gore’s claim that the planet has a fever seems to be slightly off. A chill maybe not a fever.

  5. Wa-llahi! Glorious Leader is melting down, as predicted. His alt-right supporters will be very disappointed by their hero. If one, fervently, adores a complete fool, what does that say about the fool’s worshiper? Bannon has accused Trump Jr of treason, who’d have thunk it? Glorious Leader, and, his Trumpsovki, are headed for deluxe vacations at BOP resorts. When the hacks know you are a traitor, you get special attention. This, I’ve seen with my own eyes. No mercy, just, hard, hard, time.

    1. Breitbart .com has long been promoted , through numerous links , on the Drudge Report. Drudge is pissed . Bannon will take a good hit .

      Bannon is an enigma . Enclosed in a puzzle . Wrapped in the bloodied white toga of a Roman Senator .

      So sad !

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