rump-thumpers everywhere (the Donald's camp-followers) quickly bought-up the Jan. 18, 2016 TIME®. The cover was going to be a collectible regardless if Trump won or lost the Nov. 8, 2016 general election because he literally desecrated 16 GOP contenders . Trump trumped the best 16 candidates the Republican Party had to offer for 2016 in short order, with most of them dropping like clay pigeons in a target range. I'm not a Trump fan, yet I invested the seven bucks to buy a photo spread of Trump's baldness-concealing hair-do if for no reason other than to have a copy of the guy I was convinced had agreed to be Bill and Hillary's designated loser in 2016 just as Sen. John McCain [R-AZ] was Barack Obama's designated loser in 2008.
In 2016 the conservative redneck Duck Dynasty crowd found a new poltical hero, as did scores of "Tea Party" Americans who looked at the same-old, same-old center-left Republicans and realized you can't keep voting for the same candidates year-in, year-out, and expect to see change. Donald Trump became the template for change. The Tea Party opened the public's vocal cords in 2008 and Donald Trump opened their eyes and ears in 2015.
The American people looked at the daisy chain of political wannabees and unemployed governors and senators and wondered if there were enough votes to go around. Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] offered himself up on Mar. 23, 2015. Following him were Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] (Apr. 7, 2015), and Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Apr. 13, 2015). On May 3, 2015, Dr. Ben Carson, a politically-conservative neurologist (a man too honest to be president) entered the race, followed a day later by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, a lifetime Democrat (and Bill Clinton-supporter).
The GOP candidate-chain continued to grow with sercond stringers beginning with former Gov. Mike Huckabee [R-AR] (May 5, 2015); former Sen. Rick Santorum [R-MA] (May 27, 2015), former Gov. George Pataki, (May 28, 2015 who was out of the race before New Year's Eve).and Sen. Lindsay Graham [R-SC] (June 1, 2015 who quit before Christmas that year). Then the "governors' row"— qualified executives whose careers were already waning, beginning with former Gov. Rick Perry [R-TX] (June 4, 2015 who made a political blunder in a debate and bowed out of the race on Sept. 11 barely two months into his campaign); former Gov. Jeb Bush [R-FL] (June 15, 2015); former Gov. Bobby Jindal [R-LA] (June 24, 2015, who quit before Thanksgiving) and Gov. Chris Christie [R-NJ] (June 30, 2015). Late bloomers include Gov. Scott Walker [R-WI] (July 13, 2015 who bowed out on Sept. 21); Gov. John Kasich [R-OH] (July 21, 2015] and former Gov. Jim Gilmore [R-VA] (July 29, 2015)—the 16 candidates who challenged non-politiican Donald Trump (who officially entered the presidential fray on Tuesday, June 16, 2015).
As the GOP debates began, every GOP candidate, except Dr. Carson and Fiorina, skewered Trump as an unqualified TV reality TV star who knew nothing about politics. Trump responded with unorthodox, politically incorrect campaign rhetoric which toppled his GOP competitors one after another. The first two to fold their campaigns were popular FOX News contributor Mike Huckabee who found he had nothing to offer to another poliical campaign and dropped out of the race on Feb. 1, 2016. He was followed by Senators Rand Paul and Rick Santorum, who retired their campaigns on Feb. 3, 2016. Fiorina, who had a good showing in New Hampshire, but not Trump tearing into her claim that, if elected, she was the best candidate to grow both manufacaturing and sales jobs rhetoric since she was America's first CEO for a Fortune 100 company. when he pointed out that she had closed Hewlett Packard factiories in the United States and sent thousands of HP jobs to Asia. Fiorina dropped out of the campaign on Feb. 10, 2016. In Trump's mind, Fiorina was the GOP version of Hillary Clinton. Sadly for sixteen GOP candidates, Trump's simple, bruising rhetoric reasonated well with the voters. His outspoken logic came across as simple honesty—something most Americans have come to expect seldom passes the lips of a politician. Trump's opponent for the office of President is the most mistrusted women in the United States, As Trump's trust ratio rises, Hillary's falls. Today, Hillary is frightened because Donald Trump is the first white Republican who has penetrated the race barrier and is attracting African American and Hispanic voters across the Great Divide.
Gov. Chris Christie was toppled by the leftwing media in New Jersey, not Trump (who tried to assist Christie when the media blamed Christie for a temporary couple of days, two year old, lane closure at the toll booths on George Washington Bridge). Christie bowed to pressure on Feb. 10, 2016, and bowed out. Two days later, underfunded Jim Gilmore, who had only won 3,000 votes dropped out of the race on Feb. 12, 2016.
Jeb Bush, who attacked Trump's lack of political experience, was one of the first to feel the barbs of Trump's rhetoric. He dropped out of the race on Feb. 20, 2016 with media observers noting that Bush's defeat actually happened on June 16, 2015—one day after Trump launched his campaign to become the third Bush to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
After ignoring Marco Rubio's attacks on his character for several months, Trump decided it was time to fire back after Rubio tweeted "...[Trump] had a really bad debate performance last week," Rubio said on Kentucky Sports Radio. "He's not well-informed on the issues. He never talks about issues and can’t have more than a 10-second sound-bite on any key issue. And I think he’s kind of been exposed a little bit over the last seven days, and he’s a very touchy and insecure guy and so that’s how he reacts, and people can see through it.”
Trump responded to Rubio's insult by sayinng "..Just watched Marco on television. Just another all talk, no action, politician. Truly doesn't have a clue! Worst voting record in Senate. Little Marco Rubio is just another Washington D.C. politician that's all talk and no action ." On March 15, 2016 Rubio, who never really succeeded in creating a political base outside of Florida strong enough to keep him as a first tier challenger, ended his quest for the White House
The first half of Donald Trump's political journey was over. All of his Republican challengers had been vanquished by May 1, 2016 except two: Sen. Ted Cruz, the man determined to fight to the end—suspended his campaign on May 3rd, 2016 followed by Gov. John Kasich [R-OH] who conceded on May 4, 2016). The only honest part of the Election of 2016 climaxed with the nomination speech of Donald John Trump.
The princes of industry, the commodores of commerce and the barons of banking, who need a thief and a liar equal to them in the White House in order to realign the world to benefit them by transferring the world's jobs to the third world where the wealth makers—the unemployed human capital which possess nothing and need everything (especially the jobs which will allow them to buy what the industryail world no longer needs)—everything the princes of industry and the commodores of commerce make and sell.
By the way, to show how easily and needlessly Hillary Clinton lies: in the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate on Sept. 26, she made the pointless remark (which was supposed to show the poor minorities which Trump has been courting that the "self-made Trump" started the Trump Organization with a $14 million loan from his father. If that was true, so what? But, in point of fact, it was a lie. It took less than 3 minutes to fact check Hillary's statement.
In 1971, 25-year old Donald Trump was given day-to-day operational control of the Trump family's real estate division which consisted of 14,000 apartments in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. In 1973 Trump became the president of what was now called The Trump Organization. Trump's first big deal happened in 1978 when, borrowing $1,000,000 from his father, Trump bought the Commodore Hotel from the bankrupt Penn Central. The Commodrore was demolished and with a construction loan guaranteed by the Hyatt Corporation and Fred Trump, Donald Trump built the Grand Hyatt. Hillary Clinton lied because she thought it would make Trump look like a rich billionaire hiding his wealth.
Clinton bantered Trump's net worth like it was criminal to be worth $658 million. In her Public Disclosure forms which Hillary released when she announced she was running for the presidency, she listed her net worth as $31.3 million, and Bill's net worth at $80 million, with a combined net worth of $111.1 million. Remember when the Clintons left office in 2001? Hillary moaned to their constituency at the time that they were penniless and bankruypt due to having to defend themselves against Whitewatergate, Fostergate, Filegate, Hillarygate, Chinagate, and scores of other scandals which cost them millions of dollars in attorney frees once they learned they could not use taxpayer dollars to defend themselves from criminal allegations.
But I have one problem with Hillary's math. She forgot the family foundation: the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Foundation which is a family trust to benefit the family. GOP factfinders, sourcing the book "Clinton Cash" by Peter Schweizer, est\imated that out of the $112,036,985.00 in donations collected in 2014, $91 million of those dollars were used to pay personal expenses. Only $5.1 million was theoretically paid out by the foundation in charitable gifts. How much of that $91 million was used to fund Hillary's political ambitions? Including this year, the Clinton Foundation has raised over $2 billion. Fully one third of that money has come from Muslim nations. By the way, while Hillary was Secretary of State, Bill Clinton made 215 paid speeches around the world which required an "ethical waiver" from the State Department. Hillary approved all 215 waivers which earned Bill Clinton $48 million . It sure is nice when the rules don't apply to you, isn't it?
If I was an ordinary American citizen voter, I'd be more concerned about the greedy propensity of the Clintons to feather their nest with gratuities (that always require a payback) from America's deadliest enemies) than I would about Trump's net worth—earned with the sweat equity of an American entrepreneur building the intrastructure of this nation with the sweat equity of American labor—so the American breadwinner could feed his or her family and keep a secure roof over their heads.
Wait a minute. I am an ordinary American citizen voter. And I vote. So are you. Remember this: there are only two viable candidates in the race for the White House. One is Donald Trump and the other is Lyin' Hillary. One will work to restore America to its rightful place as the Leader of the Free World. The other has spent the last 13 years working hard to sell American jobs to the third world and bankrupt the Free World. The United States will join the newly impoverished industrial nations of Europe as their punishment from a just God for killing the unborn (God's gift to mankind). Had those babies lived, they would have assured the prosperity of America for ages to come.