Is Trump role playing the guy who gets blamed for, among many things, the economic collapse? As a means to this end? Here’s the “yes he is” argument…
I have been wondering why President Trump has been talking so much about the wall lately?
The short answer: President Trump is playing “The Fall Guy”.
The long answer needs a little elaboration, so let’s begin.
First of all, we understand that the President, as Commander in Chief, could just use $5 billion out of the Pentagon’s $1 trillion budget to build the wall, no dog-n-pony show or Kabuki Theater needed.
The President is not doing that, but wait, there’s more.
We also learned yesterday that Trump can simply declare a national emergency and build the wall:
Congressman Adam Smith, the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, just stated, “Yes, there is a provision in law that says a president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times.” No doubt, but let’s get our deal done in Congress!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019
The President is not doing that either.
So here’s a question –
If there are already two ways that President Trump can instantly get his border wall both funded and built, then why hasn’t he?
Is it because the role the President is playing requires him to sound tough on crime, the border, illegal immigration, and myriad complex border issues?
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you sure do hate on this wall because you think it will be used to keep people in and not to keep people out, so you’re biased anyway, but you are making it sound as if Trump doesn’t really want the wall”.
Ouch, but point taken.
And I don’t think Trump really wants to build the wall, or at least I think he is indifferent.
It doesn’t matter to Trump.
Let me explain –
If the goal is to bring down the United States and usher in the globalist agenda after the Fall of Empire, then the globalists are going to need a “fall guy”.
What is a fall guy?
A fall guy is the person who gets the blame – the person who takes the fall.
You see, there is a huge base of Trump supporters that have a near religious fervor to get the border wall built, because somehow the Build-the-Wallers boil-down all of the problems in the United States to illegal immigration in general and the border jumpers specifically. As if illegals are just pouring into the United States at the Southern border in such a way that it looks like a scene of the fast moving (technically inaccurate) horde of zombies scaling walls in the movie World War Z.
That is not what is going on at the border, but that’s not my point.
My point is that when the wall does not get built, President Trump will get the blame, and that huge base either will not vote in 2020 because they will see that their votes didn’t matter anyway, which they don’t, or out of spite, they may even vote for the globalist puppet running against Trump.
Trump gets the blame for not building the wall, and we get no wall.
Trump loses in 2020.
But it’s not just the wall.
It is every campaign promise!
Take Draining the Swamp.
Is President Trump still buying time?
Not only is swamp draining not happening, but “4-D chess” playing Trump is still “keeping his enemies close”.
Remember that excuse?
The only reason Trump had globalists, warmongers, Vampire Squid bankers, and the like right at Trump’s side is because Trump was keeping his enemies close, you know, to stay one step ahead of them.
Or so the excuse goes.
After two years, I’m pretty sure we can say the “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” excuse was not only lame but also dead wrong.
Trump gets the blame for not draining the swamp, and we get no swamp draining.
Trump loses in 2020.
The Drain the Swampers, in my opinion, are as large if not even more large in size than the Build the Wallers.
See where this is going?
Notice the theme here?
Of all the totally awesome things that President Trump claims credit for, which is pretty much everything, well, the opposite of what the President is claiming is actually happening. Not only that, but everything is all unfolding perfectly timed so that the fascist puppet candidate of globalist choice can swoop in to our rescue in 2020.
One thing is certain: It’s gonna be ugly.
I can go on and on and on about all of the blame games too.
It requires removing the blinders to take an honest look at Candidate Trump’s campaign promises, and then compare his promises to reality.
Here’s another example: Trump is pulling the US military out of Syria, right?
Not if you listen to the rhetoric from the likes of people like Lindsey Graham, a Deep State warmongering Swamp Creature turned “good guy” during the Kavanaugh confirmation with all the ‘military tribunals’ hype, who apparently has now gone full Deep State again.
Trump is also not pulling the US military out of Syria if you listen to people like John Bolton or Mike Pompeo.
Trump gets blamed for not bringing the troops home, and we get no reduction in endless war.
Trump loses in 2020.
Those who voted for Candidate Trump in 2016 on the basis of stopping the endless wars will vote in 2020 just like the Build the Wallers or the Drain the Swampers.
That’s the big one.
That’s the big one because that is the one that is going to hit everybody in their wallets and hit ’em hard.
Any Trump Tweet on the economy will suffice, so let’s just use one of the most recent ones from this morning:
Economic numbers looking REALLY good. Can you imagine if I had long term ZERO interest rates to play with like the past administration, rather than the rapidly raised normalized rates we have today. That would have been SO EASY! Still, markets up BIG since 2016 Election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2019
Remember, Candidate Trump correctly called the market a “big, fat, ugly bubble” in 2016, yet in little more than a year of his Presidency, Trump turned that big, fat, ugly bubble into “the greatest economy, ever”.
See how the timing is important to all of this?
The sheeple have to think that the President really did do all of these great things for the economy, and then the sheeple have to feel massive, severe economic hardship and pain. Finally, the sheeple have to be convinced that the hardship and pain they are feeling is all because of President Trump. This all has to happen before the 2020 election so Trump’s base will either not vote, or vote for the opponent out of spite.
Furthermore, the globalist plan I envision also gets the dumbed-down communist/socialist sheeple out to the polls in droves.
Bottom line on the economy?
President Trump gets blamed for ruining the economy, and we get the economic collapse.
Trump loses in 2020.
I hope the picture I’m trying to paint is coming in clear.
In my opinion, President Trump is simply playing his role.
That said, economic pain and financial hardship are really about to get severe.
In my opinion, all of this turmoil and subsequent blame game begins as soon as the MSM propagandist coverage of the 2020 election hits full stride.
A likely scenario is that this could play out with a bunch of “surprise” economic hardships and pains this year, and then we get the economic collapse for the ages later on this year.
Think about this: Are the CIA-controlled Hollywood, the MSM propagandists, and the globalists really just going to sit back and let President Trump do all of the things he rightly talked about doing as a candidate?
Of course not.
We know how that movie ends.
And now we also know how America ends.
America ends with total overkill, in typical flamboyant American style.
And then it’s curtain call for the greatest show on earth.
There will be no standing ovation.
Nor an encore.
– Half Dollar
About the Author
U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.