President Simpson


2011-05-09

In that Simpsons episode, the debts inherited by President Simpson from President Trump are an issue. In 2011 that was fiction. In 2020 both candidates (Lisa Simpson, Mike Pence) will have to face the #TrumpDebtsChallenge.

www.thedailybeast.com/trump-on-coming-debt-crisis-i-wont-be-here-when-it-blows-up:

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up
The president thinks the balancing of the nation’s books is going to, ultimately, be a future president’s problem.
Asawin Suebsaeng,
Lachlan Markay
12.05.18 10:32 AM ET
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“The Power of Illegal Immigration to Manipulate Popular Sentiment”

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, is credited, along with fellow political consultant Sam Nunberg, in coming up with the idea to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border did not come from security analysts following years of study or through evidence that a wall would reduce illegal immigration. Amazingly, for something so central to the current U.S. president, the wall came about as a “mnemonic device” thought up by a pair of political consultants to remind Donald Trump to talk about illegal immigration. […]

Inside Trump’s circle, the power of illegal immigration to manipulate popular sentiment was readily apparent, and his advisers brainstormed methods for keeping their attention-addled boss on message,

writes Joshua Green, author of Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising. []

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 2019-01-04

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