Trump presidency predictions

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Submitted by zk on December 8, 2016 - 2:37pm

Let's hear your predictions for trump's presidency. In 4 (or, god forbid, 8) years, we'll see who was right. Some of my predictions are on these threads:

http://piggington.com/its_bad_day_human_...

http://piggington.com/ot_predictions_201...

and I'll make some more here soon.

In the mean time, if any of you trump voters are actually bold enough to predict good things, let's see it right here where we can all access it in 4 years.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 6, 2017 - 3:05pm.

I think that the Chinese are buying Trump lock stock and barrel. My Chinese friends all think that it's no coincidence that China awarded Trump the trademarks right after he reaffirmed the One China policy. Trump has to potential to make billions in China.

China and Russia are working to create an American oligarchy to undermine western democracy. What better to obviate the aspirational superiority of the western order? That's what I would do if I were Putin or Xi.

Submitted by harvey on May 1, 2017 - 3:22pm.

Time for an actual prediction on this thread:

Trump won't finish his first term.

Most likely he'll resign, with a small chance that he could be removed. Of course it will be someone else's and everyone else's fault.

I suspect he already hates his new job (the first job he's ever had...) and he will definitely will not stick it out four years.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 1, 2017 - 8:02pm.

Trump won't resign. Why would he?

I predict that during Trump's term China's GDP will overtake the US'. When that happens everything in China will be bigger and the opportunities to make money greater.

For all his China bashing, Trump may become the first foreign billionaire in China, with his kids becoming princelings. Depending what Trump does for China, he will be awarded a profitable franchise. A small price for China to buy the American Republican establishment, grow the economy at the same time, and take over the capitalist international institutions that the USA built after WWII.
China already gave Trump and Ivanka trademarks and copyrights. Think it's coincidence?

Trump already promised China better trade deals without anything in return.

China made an announcement on coal, but they already bought the allotment for the year from North Korea. Stupid republicans who don't know policy, like Nikki Haley, said that China is selling coal, but it's the opposite. And Trump's low IQ base in the dying industrial Midwest will get screwed. Serves them right.

China's rise is happening faster than previously predicted. It was supported to happens only in near 2030.
www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2016/04/...

Submitted by harvey on May 1, 2017 - 8:41pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
Trump won't resign. Why would he?

Because the presidency was just a bucket list thing for him.

Because it's a really hard job, one that you cannot escape with a vacation.

Because he truly believed his own promises, that things that were so difficult for previous presidents would be so easy for him.

And because he needs praise. Every day he struggles he'll receive less of it. The media bubble he has created for himself will shrink.

He has no real passion for serving the public, or for any policy agenda. He thought the job would be fun as he effortlessly made great historical accomplishments. He won't put in the effort to see it though.

He'll lose interest, and do a Sarah Palin.

Submitted by XBoxBoy on May 1, 2017 - 9:21pm.

harvey wrote:
FlyerInHi wrote:
Trump won't resign. Why would he?

Because it's a really hard job, one that you cannot escape with a vacation.

Ummmm... I'm pretty sure he's already had a number of vacations where he spends his day playing golf at Mar-A-Lago.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 2, 2017 - 1:12am.

If Trump gets impeached, he will fight til the end.
America won't put a president in jail. Plus Pence will pardon him.

Trump already made the biggest gift to China will the cancellation of TPP. All the Pacific countries are groveling to Beijing because the USA is unreliable and made them waste years negotiating TPP. With the renegotiation of NAFTA, Canada already sent a high level delegation to China. Canada and Mexico will seek to diversify away from the US.

Trump didn't go to Davos, but Xi did, so suddenly China is the leader in free trade.

China will continue to make overture to Trump and dribble business opportunities to his family. He can't resist. The Trump brand could easily grace 100 skyscrapers in China in a few years -- licensing to Trump that more than pays for itself in geopolitical benefits for china.

Sure, Trump has no interest in public service. It's all about him and his ego. He wants to win so resigning willingly is out of the question.

Submitted by harvey on May 2, 2017 - 6:44am.

XBoxBoy wrote:
harvey wrote:
FlyerInHi wrote:
Trump won't resign. Why would he?

Because it's a really hard job, one that you cannot escape with a vacation.

Ummmm... I'm pretty sure he's already had a number of vacations where he spends his day playing golf at Mar-A-Lago.

Yup, and the job and its massive responsibilities are still there when the round of golf is over.

It's already obvious that he's neglecting the work. He's given up on health care, is not making any effort to lead on the budget.

He's trying so score an easy win with North Korea. There's a small chance he'll start something disastrous there, but otherwise the outcome will be status quo.

He's going to grow weary of constantly having to justify his failures and eventually decide to play golf full time.

Submitted by SK in CV on May 2, 2017 - 7:07am.

harvey wrote:
It's already obvious that he's neglecting the work. He's given up on health care, is not making any effort to lead on the budget.

I think you're overestimating his qualifications. He hasn't given up on those things. He was never qualified to lead on them in the first place. He doesn't understand how any of it works. He's used to telling others what to do, and they do it. "Hey you, build a building".

He's not smart enough to learn how it works. It would require first that he become a competent reader. He's proven that 8th grade history books are above his capabilities.

So he's left it to people like Brian, who think that all health care issues are related to personal choices. Fortunately, there are probably enough voters who have had, or can empathize with parents who have had sick children.

Those that think somehow he'll be pardoned, keep your eye on the NY AG. President can't issue pardons for state crimes.

Submitted by harvey on May 2, 2017 - 8:06am.

Smart or not smart, what matters is that he's intellectually lazy.

Three months in, and he's not even trying anymore.

He's just throwing out random ideas in order to look like he's got a plan.

The latest "idea" is a gas tax. WTF?

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 2, 2017 - 9:53am.

SK. for what it's worth, I support universal health care with the goal of better health for the population. But I won't fight for it.

I have no sympathy for the working class Trump base who cling on to their failing culture. Let them suffer the consequences of Trump so they may learn. No need to protect the ingrates.

Submitted by SK in CV on May 2, 2017 - 10:32am.

FlyerInHi wrote:
SK. for what it's worth, I support universal health care with the goal of better health for the population. But I won't fight for it.

I have no sympathy for the working class Trump base who cling on to their failing culture. Let them suffer the consequences of Trump so they may learn. No need to protect the ingrates.

So screw the kids born with congenital heart defects, T1 diabetes, CP and other diseases that will make them effectively uninsurable if the current repeal/replace bill passes? Were those "lifestyle choices" also that you feel no need to protect?

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 3, 2017 - 8:43am.

SK, what Im saying is that Trump voters don't appreciate what Democrats have done for them. They'd rather cling to their "failing" culture as Trump would say. So let them experience Trump policies.

And if an ObamaCare repeal affects non-Trump voters. Then they'll work harder to elect people who will protect them.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 3, 2017 - 8:49am.

harvey wrote:

The latest "idea" is a gas tax. WTF?

So while we go WTF, why do you think Trump's base is so solidly behind him?
Maybe those voters are woefully ignorant of policy and have IQs of potted plants (I stole this line from spdrun).

I think this article sheds some light.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/pos...

Submitted by zk on June 6, 2017 - 7:51am.

zk wrote:
FlyerInHi wrote:
I do like his $1 trillion infrastructure spending, however.

I do, too, depending on how it's done.

If taxpayers pay private contractors, and those private contractors make $500 million in profits and pay minimum wage to all the workers, that won't be so good.

If we're able to pay a living wage to all the workers, that would put a lot more money into the economy (while fixing the infrastructure).

Just as I suspected. Well, no, not exactly. Worse than I suspected:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plu...

Epic stupidity.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on June 6, 2017 - 1:02pm.

Trump is all about though talk, no action. But his base loves it... so let them eat cake. They can apply for the infrastructure jobs Trump promises. As flu said "not my problem." They voted for Trump so they're getting what they wanted.

The real reason working-class whites continue to support Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/pos...

Submitted by zk on December 3, 2017 - 1:48pm.

Well, what could be the worst thing about the trump presidency is coming. In addition to all the things I did predict that did come true, here's one I didn't predict:

This tax plan. If the media and the people weren't already overwhelmed with ludicrous and horrific stories and issues regarding trump, this tax plan would be generating an uproar the like of which a tax plan has never generated.

The only people who like this tax plan:

1. Rich people
2. Large corporations
3. Republican politicians who are funded by the above.
4. Brainwashed idiots who watch fox news.

Everybody else hates it. It's bad for the middle class, it's bad for the economy, and it's bad for America.

And it's going to pass because America is too busy fighting dozens of other trump battles to focus on this one. The most important one (assuming no nukes are set off in the NK situation).

5 or 10 or 50 years from now, people will look back and wonder how this happened. How these republican congressmen thought they could get away with this. trump is how.

Another prediction: Whenever historians have enough time passed since the trump presidency to rank him among other presidents, he will be the unanimous choice for last place.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on December 3, 2017 - 4:42pm.

Zk, it’s disheartening that instead is building a globalization-ready citizenry, we are swelling the ranks of the deplorables.

Honestly, i don’t trust the American people to elect the right leaders anymore. The rich and big corporations are acting out of self interest. But the brainwashed idiots you speak of voted out is misplaced identity politics. I hope you hold them responsible for what they have done. I hope they are made to take responsibility and feel ashamed for voting for Trump.

While we are deporting immigrants, creating and chasing Islamic terrorists, China is building the future. Sad!
China just announced a policy of discontinuing gasoline cars in the future. China, not the US, Japan, or a major European country! Sad!

Submitted by flu on December 5, 2017 - 6:09am.

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Submitted by FlyerInHi on December 7, 2017 - 8:38pm.

So they are reports now that Trump is mentally ill, mad.

What if is he is proven to be whack? What does it say about the mental competence of his supporters?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on December 13, 2017 - 7:15pm.

Does anyone think that Ivanna and Melania are KGB spies. After all, they are from the Soviet block.

Anyone who reads spy novels knows that Mata Haris are common tools of spy agencies.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obi...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on December 21, 2018 - 2:01am.

So Jim Mattis is out.

And Trump supporters still think that he’s MAGA.
Oh whatever, I’m giving up on America and concentrating more on being a World citizen. It’s less depressing to objectively look at events from that perspective.

And the irony is that Trump voters will suffer more from America’s decline. They are least equipped in terms of intelligence and education to make it in a global multipolar society.

I was watching Ian Bremmer who grew up in the projects. Ian Bremmer is a leader political risk consultancy and his own brother is a deplorable who supports Trump to this day. Gee, really, can’t he educate his own relatives? What is all the knowledge for?

Submitted by zk on December 21, 2018 - 8:38am.

FlyerInHi wrote:
What is all the knowledge for?

Exactly.

So much of the knowledge, hard work, ingenuity, accumulated enlightenment, and social progress of humans is wasted because so many of them are gullible, irrational, easily-manipulated fools.

I get what you're saying about a global perspective, Brian. But it seems to me that a large percentage of people all over the world are just as ignorant, gullible, irrational, easily-manipulated, and stupid as trump supporters.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 21, 2018 - 9:26am.

on the bright side if people werent stupid it would be difficult for clever people to make money off others. i thank my kucky stars most days for the overwhelming stupidity and lack of selfcontrol of large swathes of the population .

Submitted by outtamojo on December 21, 2018 - 1:04pm.

It's a bit of a reach to call this a Presidency

Submitted by FlyerInHi on January 11, 2019 - 12:14am.

outtamojo wrote:
It's a bit of a reach to call this a Presidency

I am quite enjoying the comedy show.

Submitted by NeetaT on January 11, 2019 - 11:01am.

I predict that I will vote for Trump again.

Submitted by zk on January 11, 2019 - 1:43pm.

NeetaT wrote:
I predict that I will vote for Trump again.

What is he doing that you like?

Submitted by zk on January 14, 2019 - 9:30am.

zk wrote:
NeetaT wrote:
I predict that I will vote for Trump again.

What is he doing that you like?

NeetaT wrote:

Hey, that's the same as my list!

Submitted by zk on January 29, 2019 - 2:22pm.

Edited from tirade to:

ah, fuck it.

Never mind.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on January 31, 2019 - 8:02pm.

zk wrote:
Edited from tirade to:

ah, fuck it.

Never mind.

I wanted to read your tirade!

Trevor Noah said it well.
https://youtu.be/DJyv8x614m0

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