Con man in chief: Trump’s political success, image are built on ‘suckers’

Like the carnival huckster who promises a winner every time, Donald Trump conned millions of people with his guarantee four years ago that, “You’ll win so much that you’ll get tired of winning.”

When some 90% of the American public feel they are being left behind by an economy that’s tilted toward the wealthy and when they don’t believe the government understands their plight, it’s easy to understand why a large segment of the population was willing to gamble on a so-called political outsider. Or, as Trump also declared in a plea to sway voters away from Hillary Clinton: “What do you have to lose?”

Four years later, we have the answer to that question . . . a lot.


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