Bill Bonner explains why he’s grateful to President Trump. From Bonner at bonnerandpartners.com:
BALTIMORE – We owe Donald Trump a hearty and sincere “thank you.”
Not only did he save us a lot of money (see below)… but he also helped us better understand how government actually works.
What “The Donald” understood better than the professional politicians was that democratic politics is basically a form of entertainment.
It’s a sordid part of show biz – all hocus pocus… suspension of disbelief… and performance art – closer to nude mud wrestling than The Crown.
The press still doesn’t get it.
In an article that appeared in The Washington Post on Tuesday, reporters had tallied 1,950 “false or misleading claims” the president made last year.
We were surprised; we thought he had made more than that. And why not?
No one expects a standup comic to tell the truth. No one checks Beyoncé’s lyrics for factual errors. And who worries about accuracy while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Another article tells us that Trump is “mocked on social media for bragging” about his nuclear button.
Of course, that’s not what President Eisenhower would have done. But these are not Ike voters. And this is not Ike’s Old Republic.
Today’s voters have lost faith in the system, with its solemn deceit and its counterfeit dignity. And they’re happy to hear someone speaking in a language they understand – the lowbrow media patois of Howard Stern, the Kardashians, and “The Big Dog” himself, WWE champ Roman Reigns.
Trump, a lifelong celebrity, sensed that the role of president has little to do with geopolitical facts, mastery of the federal budget, or knowledge of history.
It’s more like a reality TV show or a WWE wrestling match – with put downs… posturing… and fake fights.
In other words, it was right up his alley.
To continue reading; Thank You, Mr. President