Here’s my take on Donald Trump–and I could be wrong. First, I question why a guy who’s historically been a political moderate is going so hard right that he’s even to the right of Ben Carson? My theory is that he’s intentionally saying outrageous, politically suicidal things because he doesn’t want to be president.
I think every presidential campaign of his has been a sham. Why should he run for president, win, and take a pay cut? All of his wealth–credit cards, financial accounts, all his business interests–are taken away from him and put in trusts until after he leaves office. He’d have to give all control of his businesses to others otherwise we’re talking conflict of interest.
And he’s a businessman. Does he really want to deal with what he would have to consider the boring parts of the president’s job? ? Does he really want to deal with Congress, the different agencies, lobbyists, the corporate media, all those foreign countries–especially China and Russia, ISIS, al-Qaeda, the various wars around the world, global warming? He’s worth several billion dollars, has access to everything and can do and say whatever he wants. Why the hell would he want to trade it all in to be president? I really don’t think he’s megalomaniacal enough to want to be president just to have control of the military and our nuclear weapons and to be the most powerful man in the world-without access to his financial empire.
Why is he slamming Muslims? Because I think he’s fomenting outrage to the point where his popularity tanks and it essentially provides him a way to gracefully bow out of the race instead of quitting when his numbers are high. He wants to lose this race. If he knows how to read public opinion polls he can clearly see his voting base rests securely with the right wing lunatic fringe of the GOP, a fringe so right wing looney that they view Rand Paul and Jeb Bush as liberals.
He’s already lost “The Apprentice” and after recently selling off his entire holdings in the Miss Universe Organization his future presence in the corporate media looked to be severely diminished. What better way to increase it then to run for president and position himself as The Great White Wing Hope. The good news is that after he closes his “presidential campaign” early next year we won’t be subjected to another installment of “Donald Trump Runs For President” until 2020.