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Trump Isn’t Going To Save The United States. The Make America Great Again movement will have to accomplish its goals without Mr. Trump-William Craddick, Disobedient Media, 9/28/18

December 3, 2018

“He very rarely, if ever tweets about violence directed towards his supporters.Trump has done nothing to go after individuals undermining his administration.” Trump’s personality and desire to be liked by people “who will never accept him are preventing his supporters from realizing their potential and achieving anything that will have a lasting effect….The ‘Make America Great Again’ movement must learn to accomplish their goals in spite of their beloved leader and his flaws.”…In 2004, Soros lent Trump $160 million to finance construction of Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, per Chicago Tribune. …Decades before that Trump begged George Soros to be lead tenant in a new NYC building, saying to him: “Name your price.” Soros says he declined the offer.

9/28/2018, “Trump Isn’t Going To Save The United States,” William Craddick, Disobedient Media

Lack Of Resolve To Go After Old Acquaintances”

“Trump has done nothing to go after individuals undermining his administration, though in some cases he has publicly espoused a supposed desire to take strong action. A blatant example of this are the Clintons, who Trump and his family have a storied friendship with. Trump’s long time friend Bill Clinton encouraged Trump to run for President in 2015. Ivanka Trump, who has been accused of leaking administration secrets in the past, was also an old pal of Chelsea Clinton’s. The hard truth is that despite Trump’s bluster about Hillary Clinton and the crimes she is claimed to have committed nothing will ever happen to her.

Billionaire philanthropist and political activist George Soros is one of Trump’s biggest opponents, dumping millions into various organizations of the Resistance movement. He has been accused of attempting to foster a color revolution to destabilize the United States. [“Yes! Yes! Yes!”] But Trump has not mentioned Soros’ name once since the 2016 Presidential debates. He has never mentioned Soros on Twitter.

Indeed, the President did business with Soros, [a convicted felon] who leant the real estate mogul [$160 million] capital for the construction of his tower in Chicago. When Trump became active in the Tea Party movement, he openly defended Soros from criticism….

Upon assuming the Presidency, he brought on Steve Mnuchin, who worked for Soros-backed SFM Capital Management and Soros Fund Management LLC, as Secretary of the Treasury….

Trump’s tenure has also revealed the presence of a number of flaws. He overemphasizes his economic recovery, ignores attacks on his supporters in the real and digital world, is apparently unaware that his own officials are likely waiting till the end of his administration to pursue negative foreign policy objectives, and seems unwilling to go after his former friends, business colleagues and social acquaintances. All of these factors, combined with his constant desire to be well liked by even his enemies are beginning to create the very real risk of undermining goals of the movement that elected him….

Overemphasis On Economy While Supporters Marginalized

While the rapid growth of American economy and a rising stock market have created wealth and opportunity, it has come at the cost of the attention President Trump gives to his constituents.

While Trump’s Twitter feed is a ticker tape of Fox News headlines and recent stats about the booming economy, he very rarely, if ever tweets about violence directed towards his supporters. 

Attacks or threats of attacks on members of Trump’s movement have occurred as recently as September 11th, 2018 without comment from the President. Social media giants such as Facebook and Google directly allow foreign interests such as China to take a leading role in censoring communications of any right wingers, populists or anti-war proponents. This collaboration has dire implications for US security. Trump has yet to take action against groups targeting his base outside of strong words or probes that have not yielded real solutions to these problems.

Discriminatory focus on particular topics isn’t an anomaly for Trump. He also criticizes certain criminal, terrorist or extremist groups such as ISIS or MS-13, yet never mentions others like Antifa or Mexican cartels, giving these groups more space to operate due to decreased scrutiny. A walking contradiction, Trump will intervene in a foreign country over his concern for injured children yet not take similar forceful action against rampant crime and trafficking in Sanctuary Cities such as Chicago.

The tendency to ignore the pain of his people to spotlight the economy makes for a hollow victory. Trump himself frequently mentions that his economic recovery is fragile….

Many groups delayed by Trump’s election will still proceed with their goals when he leaves the Oval Office. Trump’s tenure will only be another two to six years. The various factions who make up the bureaucratic class play the long con and will continue to exist after his administration has run its course.

The DNC has openly admitted that they can rig their primary process if they please. After Trump stormed the GOP in 2016, there is little doubt that they too will take steps to ensure that such an upset could never happen again. Anti-war supporters expecting that Trump’s successor to be a non-interventionist along the lines of Rand Paul are fooling themselves. The President after Trump will likely be open to entanglement in war.Trump’s Presidency is merely delaying the inevitable….

None of this is put forward to suggest that Trump doesn’t care about the United States, or doesn’t love his country. But it does show that for all the appeal to his supporters, Trump is a flawed individual. His Presidency was heralded as a new era of reform. 

A more realistic outlook began to set in when Trump made the hypocritical decision to bomb Syria in the first few months of his Presidency despite decrying such a move previously.

Trump is the dam holding back the floodwaters of total chaos that are bubbling over in the United States. When he is gone, no one with any meaningful power will lift a finger to stop the establishment’s inevitable purge of conservative, nationalistic and patriotic Americans. The great gulf that has begun to divide the country will soon be beyond repair. This administration is likely the United States’ last chance to fix its systemic issues before real calamity sets in.

Many don’t wish to acknowledge this. They don’t want to accept the very real danger represented by corrupt and incompetent establishment figures still active in the administration, and their stagnation in the face of a resurgent far Left. There is more interest in maintaining the excitement of a nonstop pep rally than acting to secure the country.
  
Trump’s personality and desire to be liked by demographics who will never accept him are preventing his supporters from realizing their potential and achieving anything that will have a lasting effect.

For a true return to an American golden age, the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement must learn to accomplish their goals in spite of their beloved leader and his flaws.”

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Added: George Soros is a convicted felon:

6/14/2006, Soros’ Insider-Trading Conviction Upheld, NY Times Dealbook

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Added: Trump to Soros: “Name your price,” per Washington Post. Trump adoration for convicted felon Soros goes back decades. At one point, Trump said to Soros, “Name your price,” when asking him to be the lead tenant in a NY City office building he was developing. According to Soros, he declined Trump’s offer….For State Dept., Trump is Obama’s third term, ie, Soros still runs it: Trump State Dept. is fine with Soros interventions in governments around the world, says it’s the “personal business of Mr. Soros.””…

6/9/18, “‘I must be doing something right’: Billionaire George Soros faces renewed attacks with defiance, Washington Post, Michael Kranish, opinion

“Soros has known Trump for years. Decades ago, the two men dined together several times at the Berkshire estate of a mutual friend, Soros said.

“I had no idea he had political ambitions, but I didn’t like his behavior as a businessman,” he said. [Sorry, not believable since you loaned Trump $160 million in 2004].

At one point, he said, Trump asked him to be the lead tenant in a new office building he was developing in New York City.

“Name your price,” Trump said, according to Soros. Soros said he declined because he was concerned that being so closely associated with the developer, whose Atlantic City casinos were financially troubled at the time, would hurt “my reputation.”

The White House and the Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment….

For a period of time, Soros was the largest private [anti-Russian government] donor in Russia….Two years ago, Putin’s government effectively banned Soros’s group from distributing funds in the country, calling it “undesirable” and “a threat to the fundamentals of the constitutional system.”

Last week, Putin [correctly] suggested that Soros’s spending around the world resembles the kind of political interference that U.S. intelligence officials blame on Russia.

“He intervenes in things all over the world,” Putin told Austrian television. “But the [Trump] State Department will tell you that it has nothing to do with that, that this is the personal business of Mr. Soros.”…

In 2016, he poured at least $25 million into mobilizing Democratic voters in an effort to bolster Clinton and other candidates on the left, a Soros spokesman said.”…

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Added: Why doesn’t Soros run for elected office if he thinks his ideas are so great? Anyone can complain for decades as he has:

$45 billion per year: The unelected, genocidal Mr. Soros says struggling European citizens should give $45 billion per year for 3 to 5 years to pay expenses for incoming “migrants.” 2/28/2016, “Saving Refugees to Save Europe,” George Soros, project-syndicate.org

In Jan. 2018 in Davos, Soros accused Putin and Trump of seeking to be mafia figures: “I attribute [the length of my speech] to the severity of the problems confronting us today… I find the current movement in history rather painful. Open societies are in crisis and various forms of dictatorships and mafia states, exemplified by Putin’s Russia, are on the rise. In the United States President Trump would like to establish a mafia state but can’t, because the Constitution, the institutions and vibrant civil society won’t allow it.”

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Added: Donald Trump has a soft spot for convicted felon, hateful, genocidal, open borders, Russia-hating George Soros who loaned Trump $160 million in 2004: 

8/16/2016,Donald Trump took Liberal Icon George Soros’ Money,” Daily Beast, Betsy Woodruff

“Over the years, the two billionaires have had tabloid-friendly professional dealings, teaming up to build one of North America’s most recognizable skyscrapers—and shared billing on a lawsuit over the sale of the most expensive building in New York City. 

The two billionaires even palled around one Christmas Eve. None of this means Donald Trump is a covert George Soros puppet. But it’s already given some conservatives pause.

“It is such a huge project, and the prices he said he was getting were so outside the norm,” Robert Glickman, then the head of Chicago’s Corus Bank, told the Tribune. “It was reasonable to say, ‘Is this real?’”
Trump crowed about pre-sales of condos in the building. “It’s a great tribute to Chicago, to the location and to a great design,” he said, according to the paper. “And, I guess, to Trump, when you think of it.”
The mogul was also very pleased about raising the funds to build the skyscraper.
“It’s a very expensive building to build because of the quality we are putting into it,” the Tribune reported him saying. “So people of course would say, ‘Gee, that’s a lot of money to raise.’”
It’s not a lot of money to raise when Soros has your back.
According to Gizmodo, the tower is the Western Hemisphere’s second-tallest residence….In the years since then, Trump has shown little interest in bashing his old lender. A search of tweets from the mogul mentioning Soros turns up zero results. And Trump even once encouraged conservatives to lay off the billionaire.
Glenn Beck highlighted the exchange on his radio show and criticized Trump for his glibness.
Trump even nabbed a Team Soros alum for his finance team. His national finance chairman, Steven Mnuchin, has worked for the Soros-backed SFM Capital Management and for Soros Fund Management LLC, as the Center for Public Integrity noted in a report.
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Added: 2004 Chicago Tribune article cites $160 million Soros loan to Trump:

Oct. 28, 2004, Big names back Trump tower, Chicago Tribune, Thomas A. Corfman

“Soros, Deutsche Bank said to be in on 90-story building.”

“Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper, a key piece in perhaps the largest construction financing in the city’s history, according to real estate sources and public documents. 

Despite reports about the project’s record-breaking sales, most of them from Trump himself, many Chicago real estate developers and lenders have expressed doubts about whether the 90-story tower would ever be built. 

“It is such a huge project, and the prices he said he was getting were so outside the norm,” said Robert Glickman, president and chief executive of Chicago-based Corus Bank.

“It was reasonable to say, `Is this real?’” he said.

Trump flies to Chicago Thursday morning for a ceremonial demolition of the former home of the Chicago Sun-Times, 401 N. Wabash Ave., which will be replaced by his 2.5 million-square-foot tower. The demolition is expected to begin for real in January. On Wednesday Trump declined to comment on the financing, emphasizing instead the luxury project’s record-breaking sales. 

The chief executive of New York-based Trump Organization said he has agreements to sell three-fourths of the 461 condominiums and 227 hotel-condo units for a combined $515 million.

“Nobody to my knowledge anywhere in the United States has ever sold more than $500 million worth of apartments prior to construction,” he said….

The investor trio is led by Fortress Investment Group LLC, according to a financing statement filed Oct. 19 with the Cook County recorder’s office. 

Fortress, which manages more than $10 billion in investments, is familiar with the downtown Chicago condominium market after providing a key $26 million loan on the River East mixed-use development last year.

The document does not identify the other participants, but a key member is Grove Capital LLP, according to sources familiar with the transaction.

The firm manages most of the multibillion-dollar real estate portfolio of the $13 billion Soros Fund Management, from which Grove Capital was spun off last month [Sept. 2004]. 

The third investor is Blackacre Institutional Capital Management LLC, the real estate arm of hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management LP, which manages assets totaling $14 billion….

The $160 million investment is in the form of a mezzanine loan, a kind of second mortgage that typically charges a much higher interest rate than a first-mortgage construction loan.

Unlike the mezzanine loan, which has closed, terms of the $650 million construction loan have not yet been finalized, sources said.

After 13 months of marketing, condo prices at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago have exceeded $900 a square foot, while hotel-condo units cost nearly $1,100 a square foot, according to an analysis of 53 units by Appraisal Research Counselors, a residential consulting firm.

Trump’s marketing firm recently put those units, including six hotel-condo units, on the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois.

Almost two weeks ago Trump completed a buyout of his former joint venture partner in the project, Hollinger International Inc., the troubled parent of the Sun-Times….

“It’s a very expensive building to build because of the quality we are putting into it,” he said. “So people of course would say, `Gee, that’s a lot of money to raise.’

“But for me, it’s not a lot of money. You understand,” he said.” image of Trump Chicago Hotel from yelp

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