It’s Time for World Leaders to Help the USA with its Trump Problem

When Donald Trump became president, it soon became clear that he is willing to lie to his own people on a daily basis, and with no remorse.

I asked myself this: If Trump is willing to lie to his own people to “win”, as he calls it, then how can he be trusted to keep his deals and former agreements with foreigners?   

The conclusion that I and most world leaders have now reached is that Donald Trump can not be trusted to be honorable.  The rulers of over 200 sovereign nations on this planet all know this now. 

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This is an email-letter I wrote to Prime Minister Teresa May in November 2017,
Teresa May,
Please let me know you get this communication and if you feel it has some value to you and our world. Remember, when we did not stand up to Hitler, early in his regime, the entire world suffered. 
I am one of the majority of Americans who feel we are under a joint attack in the USA.  It is a cyber attack, launched by Russian Mafia players partnering with big money corporatism here in the USA.  Their goals are to hide financial crimes and steer an evolving modern world back in time, headed towards a neo-oligarchy where money rules to the detriment of everyday citizens.

The weapons in this war are words. – To be silent is to accept defeat.

 

I am a 69 year old US citizen. I happened to have known Donald Trump when we were young and foolish at U of P. He is still foolish. But he is also madman at the helm of the world – in essence he is an elected, mad king. 
 
Donald Trump is fully willing to set the world on a path to WW3 as long as he can keep his ill-got money and stay out of jail for his crimes over the years – ​as long as he can “win” , as he often says. And if he can’t win, he will blow the whole thing up trying. That is what we are witnessing right now, not only in world affairs, but in our domestic affairs as well. 
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​This statement I am asking you to make today has the goal of ​taking the world off ​the path to WW3, which we are now fully on. I think we need to hear something like what I have written below.  There are now many here in the USA who want Trump out asap, even within the GOP. You and other world leaders can help in that effort with a statement you can fashion in your own words along these lines. 


To my citizens, American citizens and all global citizens on planet Earth:
 
After Donald Trump became president, it soon became clear to me​, as well as most sober people, that he was willing to lie to his own people, on a daily basis with no remorse.

I asked myself this: If Trump is willing to lie to his own people to “win”, as he calls it, then how can he be trusted to keep his deals and former agreements with foreigners?   

The conclusion that I, and most world leaders have now reached is that Donald Trump can not be trusted to be honorable.  The rulers of over 200 sovereign nations on this planet all know this down deep now.  This is not to say we don’t trust the good will of the American people. We do.

But North Korea and Iran are still sovereign countries​ and like all sovereign countries, they have a duty and right to defend themselves. If the USA wants foreign powers, including North Korea and Iran, to stop protecting themselves, ​that is something no sovereign country can rightly be asked to do without considerable and understandable resistance. ​

If the USA wants to negotiate about de-escalating tensions with foreign powers,  like North Korea, Iran and others, I now believe they ​first ​need to find a way to install a new president whose words can be fully trusted on the world stage. They do not have that now.

Only a fool would negotiate honestly with Donald Trump. He has proven that over and over again, first as a citizen and now as the US president.

Thank You my Dear American friends. We are here for you. 

Something like that needs to be heard from Teresa May, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron – and other respected world leaders. That way it won’t seem like partisan politics. 

We are living in a world community now. ​ Words started this war. Words can end it. Silence can not.​

Trump counts on being the only one who is willing to make outrageous statements. ​
​Yes, I realize what I wrote seems a bit outrageous. But if one person plays dirty, and the others play according to Hoyle, the cheater will usually win. That’s all Trump has ever known – cheating to win. I learned that from his casino operations in the 1980’s. I was there. 
 
If you would say something sincere, along these lines, which I happen to believe is probably a fairly accurate portrayal of your stance on Trump, I do believe it will ​help us all on planet earth.​ We are mostly hoping he will soon be discharged of his duties.
We need some help from the world stage leaders, the way we helped 75​ years ago.

I will be sending emails like this to the heads of state in Germany, Australia and Iran as well. Listen to what is being said this week on the news here in the USA​.

I ask all global citizens to contact their presidents and senators. Let’s get this done. 
 
The timing will be perfect ​now. No time to lose.  We have a genuine mad maniac in charge here now. Hitler was such a maniac. ​He was elected as well, by a similar distraught electorate as well. 

Etymology teaches us: The MA in maniac is the same ma that is in drama. It means large – as in major, mad and magnify. The mad, maniacal drama we are witnessing since Trump took the helm is the exact opposite of the cool-handed leadership we sorely need right now. Trump is like a hot fuse in a room filled with nitroglycerin. A simple unintended accident now and the word goes boom. 

All it will take to win this war of words, is words. No bombs, no bullets, no troops. How nice, right? We need influential people to deliver some thoughtful heartfelt words to the world stage. GOP politicians here will soon realize they will mostly be voted out of power in 2018. And to the GOP I say, it’s not for “not repealing Obama-care that you will fall. It is because you stand with the mad king, Donald Trump, in spite of what you know to be true: Donald Trump is a dunce, a sell-out and a traitor. 

We can do this world. Thank you for your careful consideration to this plan and for circulating it. We are all global citizens. We all have a stake in peace. I am just trying to do what I can as a citizen. I hope that is appreciated. JA

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Stay Strong Stormy! You May Have the Right to Speak – Regardless of Prior “Hush” Agreements

I believe an argument can be made that a US president has absolutely no right to silence its citizen’s unless the information is deemed classified for national security reasons.   

danielsWhat follows is a copy of an email I just sent to Stormy Daniel’s lawyer in Newport CA.  It also exposes a potential slippery slope, where Trump ends up having the right to silence anyone who speaks out against him. It’s a small step in his imagined plan to never step out of the presidency, because he knows when he loses his presidential protections, the good people of the world will see him out and put him where he belongs … with Bernie Madoff. 

To Stormy Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti

Consider this:

Citizen Donald Trump had a right to speak outrageous falsehoods about Barack Obama’s birthplace. Had Obama not been president, Obama could have sued Trump for those false statements. But Trump had the right to say whatever he wanted about president Obama, whether true or false. Obama lost the protection afforded American citizens when he stepped inside the political ring. (I think it goes back to the burning in effigy laws.) 

I believe an argument can be made that a US president has absolutely no right to silence its citizens unless the information is deemed classified for national security reasons.   

Let me also advance an example from the business contract world. After all, Stormy’s lawyers are challenging a business agreement.  When Trump was a citizen, if one wanted to make a Donald Trump wig there would be laws to protect Trump from such manufacture without compensating him. He would also have a right to stop such production, if he so chose.

But the day Trump threw his hat in the ring, those citizen’s rights disappeared. Indeed, at Halloween many Donald Trump wigs suddenly appear for sale everywhere.  And Trump can’t ask for a penny. He has transitioned to a public figure. 

The “in order to” clauses that underpin the laws that give citizens rights to say anything they want about their political leaders anticipated the potential of an authoritarian president. This right was designed as a check on the potential abuse of power. It’s why speech is a right. The reason we have freedom of speech is to speak out against authoritarian leaders. Those rights were created for the same reasons our second amendment rights were created – to protect us from tyrannical rulers. And that right to speak about a public figure can’t be bargained away from a lawful US citizen. 

We don’t yet know if the contract with Stormy Daniels will ultimately found to be legal – but I am not sure it has to matter. An argument can be made that when a person transitions to the office of the president, any prior promise made to not speak about said president is no longer binding. 

President Trump is simply not the same entity as citizen Trump. The rights, protections and powers that apply to citizen Trump do not necessarily apply to president Trump.

In the US, a citizen can say almost anything they want about their politicians or their president, just the way Trump did about Barack Obama!  That’s how our founders wanted it here in the USA. And ​no one can agree to give away one’s constitutional rights. 

So even if the powers in control find the “hush” contr​act valid for citizen Trump, an agreement not to speak should not apply to a sitting president. There is support for this in our constitution, common law and contractual law.  

There could be another reason Stormy should be able to say whatever she wants about Trump: one cannot enforce an agreement to conceal a crime. I won’t pretend to know if trying to hide an affair three days before a presidential election was some sort of crime, or was part of some crime or pattern of crimes.  But it sure seems to be part of a cover-up, which is a crime.

Kindly consider these lines of logic and feel free to get back to me in solidarity and or get this to people where it can really matter. If it fails some sort of smell test I don​’​t know about, let me know so I can correct my blog entry with your knowledge of the law. 

Finally, it seems to me that if Stormy has something to say and leaks it all out in one publication, a million dollars would be cheap price to pay.  It could easily be raised from a few donors or a gofundme campaign.

Stormy. Stay strong for all of us! 

joe@wigsalon.com

 

 

Trump’s Main Problem: Cheating To Win

If Trump had won the 2016 election fairly he would have had no need to fire Comey, which begat Mueller. Had Trump not been a cheater at heart, Russia would not now be on his mind nearly every waking moment. And then he might actually have had a chance to be a decent president.

There is only one real truth. That’s why the word “one” hides inside the word honest. Unlike sociopaths, healthy humans don’t feel inner peace while hiding lies.  People who are well eventually learn to be honest with themselves.

I knew Trump from U of P. He was a rich, big city playboy type. In our one common Wharton School class, International Finance, he rarely showed up. When I inquired about that, I discovered out he was paying a classmate to do his work for him, and his dad was a big contributor to Penn.  I was told “don’t worry about Donny”. I still remember those exact words. I was made to feel like I was out of my league for even asking.

I was a sophomore, when Donny was a senior. We all knew his dad was very rich. I got into Penn on a scholarship. Not sure if my dad could have afforded Penn without that. But paying for homework is a form of cheating, is it not?

I moved back home after college. Margate was a sleepy Jersey shore town until casinos got approved in 1978. I met Trump again in 1985, when he opened the Trump Plaza. He remembered me from Penn back then. We said “hi” in his hi-roller room one day.

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In the 1980’s, I was a very skillful blackjack player. Given the chance to play fairly, I could usually emerge with a small win. I was never a high-roller, but I can still memorize 52 cards, a skill I developed from playing gin rummy.

Unlike Vegas, there were no laws in AC that allowed casino staff to throw people out for skilled play. But at the level I was playing, the most I was going to win was maybe $200 a week. Fun money. Nothing serious. 

No casino came down harder on skilled players than Trump’s Plaza. They even told the cocktail servers not to serve the card-counters any drinks – not even water! They used to make up stories about skilled players, saying they use foul language, so they could throw them out for a cause on the books. They were not fair sports in any sense of that word.

The Trump Plaza security staff accidentally killed one card counter when they “tazed” him and he had a pacemaker. I know the lawyer in AC that still has those details. 

Once again, Trump was willing to do anything to keep anyone from beating him for even $200 a week. Anyone who is wealthy enough to own a casino, and is not willing to win and lose by the rules of the game they publish, is a cheater because they are willing to win, but not lose.

Trump often uses the term, “losers”. It’s something he learned from his casino-owner days. Trump always has to be the winner. Everyone else is a loser. That’s how Trump still sees people. 

Trump was also willing to cheat to win by stiffing the contractors that built his casinos and declaring bankruptcy while awash in cash which he then moled to foreign banks. This 1980’s period is when his money-laundering schemes connected him to international financial criminals. Cheating to win at taxes. That is what started him on the trail that led him to RussiaThose chickens are now coming home to roost. 

Donald Trump has been cheating to win his entire life. He even warned us of this on the campaign trail with“what does it all matter if I don’t win?”  That is a quote.

And so, it should now be very clear that Donald Trump was more than willing to cheat to win the 2016 presidential election. Cheating would have been nothing new to him. Hopefully, that election cheating will soon be exposed.  

But even as you read this, Trump is still trying to cheat to win. He cries “fake news” when the truth is published. He asks Congressmen to get Russia off his back. Trump is now trying to cheat justice. It’s why they call it obstruction of justice.

I don’t think Congress as a whole will help Trump obstruct justice. He may have dragged some congressmen into the Russian swamp with him, but there are over 600 congresspeople. He can’t drag them all down. And the generals won’t go there. They have had their own gig here for 250 years.  They won’t let Trump spoil that, and they shouldn’t. It feels like the truth will come out soon. We will see. 

Had Trump not cheated in school and gotten away with it, he may not have cheated in business and then politics. If Trump had won the 2016 election fairly he would have had no need to fire Comey, which begat Mueller. Had Trump not been a cheater at heart, Russia would not now be on his mind nearly every waking moment. And then he might actually have had a chance to be a decent president. But cheating to win has been Trump’s modus operandi. I saw it when he was 20, 36 and now at 72.

And so Trump has absolutely no chance at all to be a decent president or even a decent man. And we all know that. Even his base knows this down deep. People are not stupid. People are not losers the way he thinks. 

To Donald with love,

Donald. It’s not the media. Its not Congress. It’s not your enemies. You have been a lifelong cheater. It started young. Fess up? Well that’s not you, is it?

The best thing that could happen to you, your family (and us) is that you actually get caught for cheating, leave the office of president and pay something for your crimes.

Then you could redeem yourself and perhaps rededicate your life to a selfless noble cause. Consider becoming a philanthropist, like Bush, Gates and Bill Clinton have done, at least to some degree. You will still have plenty of money left. You will be fine. Really. It might even feel good to you. I say this with love for a fellow traveler on this earth. We are all the same. 

Or maybe just make a deal to step down and not get caught. That’s okay too. You could say your feet hurt – again. Pardon my sarcasm. But you could devise one last lie and say you have to step down for health reasons. Right now, we’d take that.