Did Trump Con the Deplorables...?

    Trump Adoration Rally, Nov. 29, 2017, St. Charles, Missouri, President Trump:

    Wednesday President Trump repeated his claim that the GOP's efforts to overhaul the nation's tax code will not benefit him personally, saying that his finances would actually take a hit under the proposal.

    "It’s going to cost me a fortune, this thing. Believe me," he said at a tax-reform speech in Missouri. "This is not good for me. Me, it’s not so — I have some very wealthy friends. Not so happy with me, but that’s okay."

    President Trump, Friday, December 22, Trump resort,  Mar-a-Lago, where membership costs $200k, to members at dinner:

    CBS NEWS December 23, 2017, 11:36 PM

    "You all just got a lot richer,” Trump tells friends, referencing tax overhaul

    President Trump kicked off his holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago Friday night at a dinner where he told friends, "You all just got a lot richer," referencing the sweeping tax overhaul he signed into law hours earlier. Mr. Trump directed those comments to friends dining nearby at the exclusive club — including to two friends at a table near the president's who described the remark to CBS News — as he began his final days of his first year in office in what has become known as the "Winter White House." 

    The president has spent many weekends of his presidency so far at the "Winter White House," where initiation fees cost $200,000, annual dues cost $14,000, and some of the most affluent members of society have the opportunity to interact with the president ...


    Ralphdog from DKos:

    It’s simple.

    Republicans have stolen $1.5 trillion from your children and grandchildren to pay for colossal tax cuts for the same billionaires who destroyed the world’s economy in 2008. They’ve left the Federal government without the money needed to rebuild America. Your roads are riddled with potholes and your kids’ schools are falling apart because the billionaires have run off with the money needed to rebuild them.

    And next, they’re coming for your Medicare and social security.

    hey NCD, slow but sure progress, they're finally embarrassed of the golfing thing:



    Trump emulating Emperor Vespasian?

    "I believe I am becoming a god. An emperor ought at least to die on his feet.”

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