Yeah, yeah; Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump.
But I found this the other day, and I need to highlight it and try to give it as much exposure as possible. If you agree, please spread it around, and if you know anyone connected with any of the campaigns or PACs of his opponents, please call it to their attention.
The video tells us a lot about Trump, and I have no idea why his opponents have not highlighted this story and his behavior around it. I will probably write a lot more about the topic, but right now I wanted to get the video up.
It concerns a golf course that Trump built in Scotland. Now, he’s a real estate developer, and a project of that sort virtually always involves a lot of ugly things; that’s just the way it goes. And a person who does that for a living has to be somewhat ruthless in thinking that what he’s creating is worth displacing people. A developer can’t waste a lot of tears on the little people being displaced.
But I’ve never seen anything quite like what Trump tried to do to those little people who stood in his way. He ultimately lost this battle with them, although his golf course was built. Just to give you a little background, these people were not on his land at all, so the building of the project was not in question. He wanted to buy their property, however—despite their refusing to sell—and the reason he wanted these properties was that they were near his golf course and he felt they were spoiling the view.
But it’s the form his fight took that reveal the character of the man. I’m not talking about legal battles, I’m talking about a Trump fusillade of personal insults of a very low nature, and—well, just take a look for yourselves. I can’t imagine how any of the angry blue-collar people who support Trump can watch this and not be at least a bit disturbed. Maybe very disturbed. Actually, I’m not limiting it to blue-collar workers—I think anyone who watches it should be disturbed. I happen to think he looks like a snotty, spoiled child—but hey, that’s just me.
I realize that many many Trump supporters will not be disturbed by the video, however. I believe that they might see this as just an example of how hard he’ll fight for them. Yeah, maybe, if that’s what you think he’s really all about (until you get in his way, that is). Personally, I see him as being about money and power and attempting to crush anyone who gets in his way, as well as lying in order to do the same. That may be a good way to become a successful real estate developer, but it’s a very very dangerous set of traits to have in a president to the degree that Trump exhibits them—it’s a setup for a tyrant.
There are many many videos about this incident on YouTube, nearly all of them taken from a documentary entitled “You’ve Been Trumped” that was made in 2011. The entire film is available at YouTube, as well as much shorter videos. Here, I’ve posted the movie’s trailer first, which is very short (and it’s actually seconds 10-23 that contain the insults from Trump that I find most objectionable), followed by a somewhat longer video that I’ve chosen in order to give you more background. You might want to use the caption function when you watch; the accents can be hard to understand (and I don’t mean Trump’s accent). Even the closed caption function is sometimes a bit confused by them. :
[ADDENDUM: I meant to mention another important thing about this video—in some ways, the most important thing of all. It’s the sort of ammunition the Democrats are saving up to use against Trump in the general if he’s the Republican nominee.There’s tons more where that came from, all of it making him look very bad in the eyes of Independents and Democrats. The video is extremely unlikely to sway his devotees, but that’s not the point.]