What If Trump Really Is An Evil Genius ?

It has come to pass, in the minds of the world’s enlightened folks, that behind all the glitter Donald John Trump is nothing more than a two-bit, buffoon conman, who, hiding behind a massive public relations campaign to the contrary, is a nonstop businessman failure. Moreover he is seen to posses the intellect and stability of a dullard eight-year-old child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (HDHD), a primitive narcissist and full time xenophobe and every other pejorative term one might possibly want to use to describe a most despicable human being.

On the other hand, setting aside the despicable part of the Donald, what if all the rest is an elaborate smokescreen to hide the fact that there really is a super sophisticate method to his madness? What if he really isn’t the juvenile delinquent, short attention span moron he pretends to be? I mean think about it. He has pulled off an endless series of what can only be seen as criminal activities, yet to my mind he has never spent so much as a single hour behind bars.

Most criminals are behind bars because they are stupid. So if Mr. Trump is as stupid as we think he is why is he not in jail instead of being president of the most powerful nation in the world? Indeed, there is a huge disconnect between Trump’s idiotic persona and his bottom line results. It may be no joke that he could literally shoot someone in the middle of Time Square and get away with it. In fact there is little doubt that he has already gotten way with crimes that would have landed hundreds of lesser men long stretches of prison time.

To the contrary, we now see Mr. Trump as president signing hundred billion dollar deals with Saudi Arabia on behalf of the American military industrial complex and waltzing with the Russians in the White House. How can one possibly get away with this sort of stuff throughout a lifetime and still dance above the carnage of it all?

Really, is Donald playing the smartest people in the world to think that he is a mindless fool that just happens to have gotten lucky on few hundred occasions? Something doesn’t add up here. What actually is his secret? Is he truly an unstoppable, evil genius? God (or somebody) help us all.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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