When You Get Right Down to it, Here’s One of Trump’s Biggest Problems

Because Donald Trump’s always surrounded himself with “yes-men” and others who spend most of their time telling him what he wants to hear — which is essentially that he’s the most amazing, brilliant, and successful human who’s ever lived — his mind seems to have created this fictional reality that’s not known to any of us living in the real world.

Think about some of the things he says that only someone stupid enough to support such an obvious con artist would believe.

After all the years Democrats have been trying to fix health care, Trump campaigned on a simple promise to make health care cheaper, better, and cover more Americans. How did he plan to accomplish such a lofty goal? Nobody knew, because just like with most of his bold campaign promises, he didn’t offer any specifics. He knew he was pandering to millions of people who were gullible enough to believe anything he said, so details didn’t much matter.

Fast forward to today, and it’s clear that Trump never had a plan. Not only that, but his so-called “plan” doesn’t accomplish any of the promises he made during his campaign — none. He even had the gall to say, “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”

Yes they did — practically everyone!

The problem with Trump is that he thinks he’s the smartest person in every room he’s in. In his mind, because he’s so incompetent, he really thought the reason why health care hadn’t been fixed is because everyone but him was simply too stupid to make health care “cheaper, better, and cover more Americans.”

Then because his supporters believe any lie, contradiction, or blatant hypocrisy that comes out of his mouth, he’s put the failure for Congress to fulfill his campaign promises on health care on everyone else but him. Naturally, his supporters buy that nonsense, because most are mindless sheep — just as Trump has admitted in the past.

Look at his rhetoric on jobs and economic numbers.

During the Obama administration, all the way up until just before last year’s election, Trump frequently referred to the unemployment rate and jobs numbers as fake, “phony,” or a “hoax.” Not even two years ago he said that unemployment was really as high as “42 percent.”

Now he’s whining on Twitter about the media not talking enough about the very same economic numbers that less than a year ago he was telling his supporters were pure fiction. To rational people who believe in facts and reality, we all see how ridiculous it is that Trump’s trying to take credit for economic numbers that are a clear continuation of the very same economic success under Barack Obama he spent years calling fake.

Yet to Trump’s supporters, they truly believe that he marched into office and apparently dropped the unemployment rate from as high as “42 percent” — to 4.3 percent.

How stupid does someone have to be to believe this pathological-lying moron?

Look at his tweets following North Korea’s latest missile launch where he responded by wondering if Kim Jong-un “had anything better to do with his life.”

A man who spends hours every day obsessively watching cable news, while usually firing off several whiny tweets because the media won’t operate like his own state-run propaganda factory, actually asked if someone else in a position of power had ‘anything better to do with their life.’

You. Can’t. Make. This. Stuff. Up.

Furthermore, in these same two tweets, Trump seems to act as if the only reason North Korea is still acting the way that they do is because nations like China, South Korea, and Japan haven’t been serious about stopping it. Once again proving that he seems to believe that everyone else is too stupid to deal with very complex problems — when the truth is he’s really just too ignorant to understand them.

It’s driving him crazy (or crazier, anyway) that he can’t just say — whatever — and everyone (aside from his supporters) will simply believe everything that comes out of his mouth, without question, while bending to his every command.

He legitimately seems to live in a world where he can completely contradict something he’s said previously, then act “outraged” when people call him out for doing so. A reality where he seems to think simply telling China, North Korea, or Japan to handle North Korea is all those nations needed to finally take Kim Jong-un seriously. A delusional existence where he thinks he can just tell Congress, “Make my impossible-to-accomplish-promises come true” — and they’re simply supposed to validate his propaganda and lies.

When you get right down to it, one of Donald Trump’s biggest problems is that he seems to think the rest of the country, and the world, are just as naive and easily fooled into believing his bullshit as the millions of mindless sheep who, no matter how stupid he treats them, continue to support him.

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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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