Trump/Drumpf Isn’t What He Seems and is Wildly Inconsistent

Originally, this wasn’t the exact topic that I had planned to blog about today.  However,  before I get to the main focus of my next post, I wanted to inform readers about the Trump family name change.  Originally, it was “Drumpf.”  There is a Bustle.com website article entitled What Does Drumpf Mean? Donald Trump’s Original Family Surname Has An Apt Translation.

When I first heard about the “Drumpf” designation being applied to Trump, I thought that it was just a derogatory, but made-up name being spewed by his detractors!  Turns out that it was his original family surname!

A link within the article over at Vox.com informs us of the meaning of the “Drumpf” name and how one man is actively pursuing to get this name revealed to the public.

Vox.com: John Oliver has the Donald Trump takedown America has been waiting for.

Well, I doubt that Oliver’s efforts would be successful, but the information at that site is quite interesting.

Excerpt:

“I get that the character of Donald Trump is entertaining, and that he says things that people want to hear,” Oliver said. “And I know that his very name is powerful.”

But Oliver argued that Trump isn’t what he seems. Here are some of the qualities many supporters have listed about Trump — and Oliver’s counterpoints:

  • “He tells it like it is”: “Does he? Because the website PolitiFact checked 77 of his statements, and rated 76 percent of them as varying degrees of false.”
  • “He is truly independent and not beholden to anyone”: “While it is true that he hasn’t taken corporate money, the implication that he has personally spent $20 to $25 million is a bit of a stretch, because what he’s actually done is loaned his own campaign $17.5 million and has just personally given just $250,000. And that’s important, because up until the convention he can pay himself back for the loan with campaign funds.”
  • “He’s tough”: “For a tough guy, he has incredibly thin skin. Back in 1988, Spy magazine called him a short-fingered vulgarian. And ever since, the editor Graydon Carter says he receives envelopes from Trump, always with a photo on which he circled his hand to highlight the length of his fingers, usually with a note reading, ‘See, not so short!'”
  • “His success”: “While yes, he has made more money than most of us will make in a lifetime, not only did he get a multimillion-dollar inheritance from his father, but he’s also lost a huge amount.”Oliver then played a clip of Trump’s daughter saying, “I remember once my father and I were walking down Fifth Avenue and there was a homeless person sitting right outside of Trump Tower. And I remember my father pointing to him and saying, ‘You know, that guy has $8 billion more than me.’ Because he was in such extreme debt at that point.”

Oliver also noted one other issue with Trump: He’s wildly inconsistent. “He’s been pro-choice and pro-life, for and against assault weapon bans, in favor of both bringing in Syrian refugees and deporting them out of the country.”

Or take Trump’s inconsistent statements on former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke’s endorsement of Trump. To CNN, Trump said, “I don’t know anything about David Duke. Okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.”

Oliver was not having it, pointing to Trump’s past remarks to journalists: “Really? That’s your best answer there? Because you definitely know who he is — partly because you called him ‘a bigot’ and ‘a racist’ in the past.”

The quote from Trump/Drumpf’s daughter was very telling. Makes me very uneasy that Trump/Drumpf has squandered millions and has declared bankruptcy several times in his life. Plus, how weird is it for him to have stated the following about the homeless man?

‘You know, that guy has $8 billion more than me.’ Because he was in such extreme debt at that point.”

Well, maybe that’s just hearsay.  But even more disturbing is what Oliver wrote about Trump/Drumpf claiming that he is “truly independent and not beholding to anyone.”

Let’s see that paragraph again:

While it is true that he hasn’t taken corporate money, the implication that he has personally spent $20 to $25 million is a bit of a stretch, because what he’s actually done is loaned his own campaign $17.5 million and has just personally given just $250,000. And that’s important, because up until the convention he can pay himself back for the loan with campaign funds.”

Did you know that?  I didn’t.

Consistent readers here know that in the past, I have labeled Donald Trump/Drumpf as a combination of a sleazy salesman and blowhard carnival barker.  That was based mostly on his celebrity status and famously vile utterings that showed him to be a liberal/progressive democrat trying to disguise himself as a conservative republican in order to win votes from uninformed voters.

*SIGH…*

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg compared to all the reasons not to vote for him that are shared at The Odyssey Online!

Hat tips to all links.

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3 Responses to “Trump/Drumpf Isn’t What He Seems and is Wildly Inconsistent”

  1. GMpilot Says:

    I learned all that some months ago, and some of it as far back as last summer. The truth is out there. You likely wouldn’t have believed that if I’d told it to you, though, so I’m glad you found it out on your own.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Like I wrote in the post, I knew about the people who were holding signs that said “Drumpf,” but I didn’t know that it was actually a former family name. I just thought that they were trying to berate Donald, not expose his ancestor’s original name.

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  2. GMpilot Says:

    Is that all you didn’t know?

    As you pointed out, Trump doesn’t “tell it like it is”; he is not “truly independent and not beholden to anyone”; he is not “tough” nor particularly successful.

    CJW: “’While it is true that he hasn’t taken corporate money, the implication that he has personally spent $20 to $25 million is a bit of a stretch, …’ Did you know that? I didn’t.”
    Well, I did.
    I also wondered why a businessman who blasts Mexico and China all the time, yet has products made in those countries with his name on them, would sound so belligerent towards them. Maybe it’s because he feels they trick him out of his “fair advantage.”
    He has an explanation for it, of course…but it sounds like the hypocrisy of a demagogue-in-training.
    Your mileage may vary.

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