President Donald Trump, who through his current government shutdown and otherwise terrible and inept policy making, lack of economic understanding, foreign relations, and just overall lack of effective governing, is wrecking the American economy.
Which is interesting, considering a video has surfaced from 5 years ago featuring Trump bragging about how he would be fine with wrecking the economy to get his way:
In the video, Trump believes economic collapse will cause people to see things the way he does.
“You know what solves it? When the economy crashes, when the country goes to total hell and everything is a disaster, then you’ll have a, you know, you’ll have riots to go back to where we used to be when we were great,” Trump said.
Kendzior has analyzed the video.
“This is what ‘Make America Great Again’ means to Donald Trump,” she said. “It is how he has operated his businesses, taking advantage of economic disasters like the housing market crash for personal gain.”
“It is why, during a long and painful recession, he made ‘You’re fired’ a national catchphrase, because he understands that sometimes it feels good to know that the person getting fired, for once, is not you,” she continued.
“No one holds Trump accountable, because he is exactly what he claimed to be railing against: an elite billionaire with no concern for the average person, a kleptocrat who enjoys taunting people less powerful than him with threats,” Kendzior argued. “When you have that kind of money, which Trump was given in birth and further gained through fraud, there are few limitations to the ways you can hurt people.”
You can watch the video here.