Reality Check: Trump is Everything Negative and Corrupt He Accuses Others of Being

It’s not uncommon for unethical, unscrupulous liars to project who they are onto other people. This sort of behavior typically serves as a means of deflection to put an opponent on the defensive. However, I’ve never seen this tactic used as often as I have with Donald Trump. In fact, if you look at most of the attacks Trump uses against those he opposes, what he’s actually doing is describing who he is.

Who recalls his non-stop fear-mongering about Hillary Clinton and her ties to the Clinton Foundation being a “conflict of interest” she would use so people could buy access to her? Funny, he doesn’t seem to think that his for-profit business ventures represent any sort of “conflict of interest” — even though they absolutely do.

Then remember when he accused Clinton of having something to hide because she didn’t release her Wall Street speech transcripts? While most of the contents of those speeches were eventually leaked via a Russian cyber attack, Trump continues to refuse to release his tax returns. So, if Clinton’s refusal to release her speech transcripts, in Trump’s opinion, meant she was hiding something, what does his continued refusal to release his tax returns represent?

There’s also his tendency to claim there’s some sort of conspiracy whenever facts come out debunking one of his many… many lies. He counters legitimate news reports with, well — whatever drivel oozes out of his mouth. That or he cites some hyper-partisan right-wing blog as “proof” that there’s some sort of asinine conspiracy against him. This is a man who called CNN “fake news,” but considers Alex Jones, someone who said Sandy Hook could’ve been a hoax and that Obama and Clinton were literally demons who smelled like sulfur, a credible and respected source of information.

If there’s anyone who’s peddling “fake news” as “fact,” it’s Donald J. Trump.

Then I love how he called President Obama a weak leader, while he was about one step away from scheduling a public event so he can kneel down to kiss Vladimir Putin’s ring — along with the Russian president’s ass. I’m not sure how anyone can call Trump a “strong leader” when he’s clearly Vladimir Putin’s puppet.

And we can’t forget the reality that Trump is, by far, the most insecure, thin-skinned human we’ve ever seen. I’ve seen spoiled 12-year-olds act more mature than this orange infant.

Who remembers when he said Clinton was nothing but an elitist shill for Wall Street who’d sellout to big donors, the establishment and corporate interests? Well, last I checked, his cabinet is loaded with some of his top donors, establishment Washington politicians, people with ties to Wall Street and billionaires.

I also can’t help but laugh at his accusations that practically anyone and everyone but him is a dishonest liar when he’s, by far, the most dishonest person I’ve ever seen run for office. As I’ve said countless times before, Trump doesn’t just twist the truth to benefit his agenda, he flat-out makes up some other form of reality where the rules by which we all live don’t matter.

Then let’s not forget after a video came out exposing him as a sexual predator, he accused Bill Clinton of being guilty of sexual assault because the former president settled a lawsuit with Paula Jones for $850,000. Trump’s belief is that settling a lawsuit (something he’s done many times throughout his career) is just as good as an admission of guilt. That’s rather interesting considering one of the first things Trump did after being elected was settle his “Trump U” lawsuit for a whopping $25 million. So, using his own logic, Trump settling that lawsuit is his admission of guilt that he set up a fake university with the intent on defrauding Americans out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Furthermore, Trump loves to call his critics “stupid,” which is rather hilarious considering this is someone with a degree from an Ivy League school who has the vocabulary of a 4th grader, can’t spell simple words, and apparently doesn’t even know how to use a spell-checker when sending out tweets.

As our next president might say, it’s “unpresidented.”

Even as Trump continues to whine about leaks or unnamed sources being used against him, I can’t help but laugh at the hypocrisy of his complaints. This is someone whose main “source of information” throughout his campaign was “he’s hearing” or “he’s heard.” That or he’d use some random, radical right-wing blog pushing conspiracies as a “credible source.” Of course, Trump certainly didn’t mind when networks like Fox News, or his good pal Rudy Giuliani, cited supposed “leaks” from the FBI to try to slander Hillary Clinton.

Nearly every single negative thing he says about someone else or attack he launches against an opponent is practically always a perfect description of exactly who he is. 

He’s the liar, the crook, the crazy one. He’s the one who uses fake news, clearly has something to hide in his taxes and has a perfect “pay-for-play” enterprise set up since he refuses to sell off his businesses. He’s the one who’s building the administration full of big donors, Wall Street executives and elites.

And those are just a few of the insults and attacks he’s used against his political opponents, the media and others he opposes — yet they’re all things that perfectly sum up what an unethical scumbag he truly is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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