Trump first got into the political fray about five years ago by claiming that Barack Obama was foreign born and shouldn’t be president. It was just a narcissistic ploy by Donald to get his name in front of everybody; just what he craves.
He even sent detectives to Hawaii to prove it, but the result of their investigation was never made public. Had they found any new evidence, it would have been big news, but the results were never announced.
Trump continued his “birther” position until last week, when he gathered the press for a big announcement in front of his new Washington, D.C. hotel. Trump finally said that Obama was American born, period.
His big announcement was really a bait-and-switch to get free press for his hotel. He offered free hotel tours to the press.
Trump then deflected his five-year lie by saying that Hillary Clinton had started it, but he ended it. Hillary had absolutely nothing to do with the birther claim, but that’s the way the flim-flam man operates.
When caught in lies or failures, sociopaths always blame others and they never apologize.
Trump claims that he can’t release his tax records because he’s being audited by the IRS. Everybody’s accepted that statement as a truth until last week when Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, was asked to produce the letter from the IRS confirming the audit claim.
Caught off guard, she went ballistic and asked if they were calling Trump a liar. If Trump is really being audited, he must now produce the letter to confirm his claim. The IRS cannot divulge who is being audited.
Trump used the Dr. Oz television show to produce a two-page letter about his health. Folks have been asking him to produce his medical records, which at his age, should be several inches thick from several doctors, but he chose the two-pager on a TV show as his answer. Again, another deception.
Trump, the master salesman and master manipulator, has even convinced a great portion of the American public that he has something to offer as president. If you look beneath the boast and bravado, he has no answers.
The American public has been played for fools and he may win our highest office.
Tyler Cassell is a resident of Flushing.