Michael Moore: Donald Trump Doesn’t Want to be President

Donald Trump

Michael Moore, today on HuffPo: Trump Is Self-Sabotaging His Campaign Because He Never Really Wanted The Job In The First Place

Assuming Moore knows what he is talking about, this is both incredible and not really surprising. Donald Trump, after all, is not a politician. He never actually ran for political office before, and it’s possible that he didn’t originally intend to seriously run this year either! But NBC fired him after he claimed to be in the race, and there was no going back.

Donald Trump never actually wanted to be president of the United States. I know this for a fact. I’m not going to say how I know it…

…And then something happened. And to be honest, if it happened to you, you might have reacted the same way. Trump, to his own surprise, ignited the country, especially among people who were the opposite of billionaires. He went straight to #1 in the polls of Republican voters. Up to 30,000 boisterous supporters started showing up to his rallies. TV ate it up. He became the first American celebrity to be able to book himself on any show he wanted to be on — and then NOT show up to the studio! From “Face the Nation” to “The Today Show” to Anderson Cooper, he was able to simply phone in and they’d put him on the air live. He could’ve been sitting on his golden toilet in Trump Tower for all we knew — and the media had no problem with any of that. In fact, CBS head Les Moonves famously admitted that Trump was very good for TV ratings and selling ads — music to the ears the NBC-spurned narcissist.

Trump fell in love with himself all over again, and he soon forgot his mission to get a good deal for a TV show. A TV show? Are you kidding — that’s for losers like Chris Harrison, whoever that is (host of “The Bachelorette”). He was no longer king of the dealmakers — he was King of the World! His tiniest musings would be discussed and dissected everywhere by everybody for days, weeks, months! THAT never happened on “The Apprentice”! Host a TV show? He was the star of EVERY TV SHOW — and, soon, winning nearly every primary!

…Soon, though, his karma caught up with him. Calling Mexicans “rapists” should have disqualified him on Day One (or for saying Obama wasn’t born here, as he did in 2011). No, it took 13 months of racist, sexist, stupid comments before he finally undid himself with the trifecta of attacking the family of a slain soldier, ridiculing the Purple Heart and suggesting that the pro-gun crowd assassinate Hillary Clinton. By this past weekend, the look on his face said it all — “I hate this! I want my show back!” But it was too late. He was damaged goods, his brand beyond repair, a worldwide laughing stock — and worse, a soon-to-be loser.

The Tea-GOP is on the verge of really going down hard in this election. It’s not entirely Trump’s fault, because the Faux News Channel created this base of millions of misinformed and bigoted primary voters and right-wing politicians have pandered to them for years.

From the comments on Moore’s article:

He wanted a higher Q rating so he could get more TV money, it was obvious from the start. He knew the Republican base was stupid enough to get him some attention, he just didn’t realize how stupid they are.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on August 16, 2016 - 1:44 pm

    The commenter nailed it. The thing that scares me is that Hillary is so unpopular and the democrats out here are so disgusted with the anti-democracy leanings of the DNC, they could put Pense or any unknown in Trumps place and take the prize.

    This mess is right upon us and the exact people who didn’t cause it are going to get the blame because the affordable, antenna media hasn’t allowed a opinion differing from corporate wealth on for a generation.

    Us caveman never would have made it to “civilization” if advertising had been invented before the wheel.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on August 16, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    I did a post about what Moore was talking about concerning Les Moonves, and his giddy comment about Trump’s ability to make CBS stockholders joyous, including a link to the actual audio from BradBlog. If Mr. Moonvez is responsible for putting Steven Colbert on, that’s a feather, but for God’s sake!

    Why We Need To Get Serious About Our Campaign Finance and Communication Laws

    It’s too late, isn’t it?

  3. #3 by Richard Warnick on August 16, 2016 - 8:46 pm

    Michael Moore to the contrary notwithstanding, Trump is now about 30 minutes into a pretty good stump speech in Wisconsin. According to Trump, he represents change and Hillary is the status quo candidate. The status quo ain’t popular these days among the 99 Percent.

    MSNBC was tricked into broadcasting this live and uninterrupted because it was billed as a teleprompter speech on “law and order.”

  4. #4 by Richard Warnick on August 17, 2016 - 8:50 am

    HuffPo headline sums up the Trump campaign…

    Trump popularity

    Decades of social science research has shown that economic hardship makes people more susceptible to engaging in racist scapegoating encouraged by political leaders.

    …Thirty years of stagnant wages, corporate consolidation and deregulation under Democrats and Republicans alike has created a lot of economic hardship for people of all colors. This creates an opportunity for legitimate grievances of some white communities to be channeled into illegitimate demonization politics.

    …If nobody believes that economic solutions are a critical part of solving the Trump problem, we probably won’t see much urgency to implement economic solutions.

    By 2020, everyone will have forgotten about Clinton’s 2016 campaign promises, and Democratic leaders will be explaining to the public why she did the best she could given the circumstances. That’s a recipe for the [Dems] losing.

    Assuming Hillary makes it to the White House, I predict the Dems will lose big in the 2018 midterms. No need to wait for 2020.

    • #5 by Larry Bergan on August 18, 2016 - 11:34 pm

      Sadly, a pretty good summation of Democrat moxie. Read that story one too many times. Still plan on voting for Hillary and local Democrats on the oligarchy voting machines. I just can’t figure what else to do.

  5. #6 by Mostly farce on August 19, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Vote Trump Larry…you have Munchausen Syndrome..you have been kidnapped and beaten about the head and shoulders so long…it as if you have been waterboarded in to voting for the ….

    …HILDEBEEST!!!

    LOL…I mean really Larry “they are all the same” Bergen..voting for the psychopathic murderess.. Awesome.

    Breathtaking…keep in mind there is by no way back from this..you will then become forever damaged goods..an “unfit” American…it will all become obvious soon enough.

  6. #7 by Richard Warnick on August 23, 2016 - 1:01 pm

    Kellyanne Conway: “undercover voters” will save Trump.

    Conway insisted that Trump’s support was not reflected in polls because of the perceived social stigma of supporting the Republican nominee. “Donald Trump performs consistently better in online polling where a human being is not talking to another human being about what he or she may do in the elections … it’s become socially desirable, especially if you’re a college educated person in the US, to say that you’re against Donald Trump,” said Conway.

    Reports: Trump cancels Nevada, Colorado, Oregon events

    Nobody knows what this is about.

  7. #8 by Larry Bergan on August 23, 2016 - 9:18 pm

    Trump seems to be doubling down on his brash approach, when you look at his new staff. Michael Moore may be right. He’s probably getting bored and can’t wait to get his new Trump channel going with Roger Ailes to make some money.

    Who knows?

  8. #9 by Richard Warnick on August 24, 2016 - 9:01 am

    Worth reading: Trump Trade Position Is Opposite Of What People Think It Is

    Trump says the U.S. is not “competitive” with other countries. He has said repeatedly we need to lower American wages, taxes and regulations to the point where we can be “competitive” with Mexico and China. In other words, he is saying that business won’t send jobs out of the country if we can make wages low enough here.

    Last November when Trump said your wages are too high, that was the key to his real plan on foreign trade. He doesn’t say that very often in public.

  9. #10 by Larry Bergan on August 24, 2016 - 10:31 pm

    Utah is futuristic. We had low wages before it was fashionable.

    • #11 by Richard Warnick on August 25, 2016 - 6:06 am

      In Draper they are building a half dozen new call centers to join eBay. Thumbtack, Jet.com, etc.

      • #12 by Larry Bergan on August 25, 2016 - 9:47 am

        Utah! The new India!

        • #13 by Larry Bergan on August 26, 2016 - 10:41 pm

          At least, the next time that guy calls me and says somebody is breaking into my computer and I need to pay him, I may actually be able to find out who it is, drive to his house and let the air out of his tires. :)

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