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  • “How is it I go to prison for another man getting his pecker pulled?”
  • Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    “How is it I go to prison for another man getting his pecker pulled by a porn star?”

    I’ve been reading (actually listening to) Michael Cohen’s book, Disloyal.

    Just incredible.

    I’m sure most people on here will have formed their own opinions of Donald Trump, and they are probably for the most part none too favourable.

    But wow. The routine, daily, lying. And the complete lack of any kind of concern for anyone else, even his children. You see Don Jnr on the news, behaving like an idiot, and a not very pleasant one at that. But I had never really thought about what it’s like to be Donald J Trump’s child, completely cut off from anything that could be passed off as fatherly love and attention.

    Cohen doesn’t give himself an easy time. He makes it abundantly clear that he was also a complete shit during his time working for the Trump organization.

    I got to the end of one of the chapters where MC talks about the last time he spoke to Trump. ****. What a complete shit Trump is.

    Oh, and if you were thinking that Trump is no longer a danger, think again.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    Wake up the server.

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    But I had never really thought about what it’s like to be Donald J Trump’s child, completely cut off from anything that could be passed off as fatherly love and attention.

    If you read about Trumps own upbringing its pretty much the same. Father who was a grade a shit and a mother who had various problems and so was pretty disengaged.
    The damage is being passed down through the generations.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    But I had never really thought about what it’s like to be Donald J Trump’s child, completely cut off from anything that could be passed off as fatherly love and attention.

    I read Mary Trump’s autobiography/history of the death of her father. “Too Much and Never Enough”, and she says similar things about the relationship with Donald and his siblings with their father; (and her grandfather) Fred. Utterly dysfunctional and transactional, and based solely on what they could do for the wealth of the family/business (the same thing in Fred’s mind) The whole lot of them seem damaged to a greater or lesser extent depending on how close they are to the centre of business.

    It’s an interesting footnote of history that Fred was very invested in the Norman Peale “power of positive thinking” and “prosperity gospel” that he preached and that pervaded through the entire family. To admit weakness, or failure or doubt or illness was never to be tolerated regardless of the detrimental effect that might have on yourself or others around you. Horrible environment to grow up in I’d imagine.

    Premier Icon onehundredthidiot
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    Power corrupts money corrupts absolutely.
    See JP Getty.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    It’s an interesting footnote of history that Fred was very invested in the Norman Peale “power of positive thinking” and “prosperity gospel” that he preached

    There was an interesting (or horrifying) section about the way that Trump made use of his connections to Norman Peale as a child to get all the evangelicals to support him. And then having got what he needed, turned around and mocked them.

    I cannot even begin to say how glad I am that I’m not one of these people. But I love the expression on Michael Cohen’s face. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there.

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