According to Bob Woodward book Donald Trump wanted to just print more money to solve national debt.

By |2018-09-13T04:40:45-08:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |15 Comments

It’s like he thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money.

Courtesy of NBC News:

As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to balance the federal budget and lower the national debt, promises that are proving difficult to keep.

Once he won, Trump considered an unusual approach that was quickly slapped down by his chief economic advisor, according to veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” which went on sale Tuesday.

“Just run the presses — print money,” Trump said, according to Woodward, during a discussion on the national debt with Gary Cohn, former director of the White House National Economic Council.

“You don’t get to do it that way,” Cohn said, according to Woodward. “We have huge deficits and they matter. The government doesn’t keep a balance sheet like that.”

Cohn was “astounded at Trump’s lack of basic understanding,” Woodward writes.

I am not sure how anybody could be surprised at Trump’s lack of “basic understanding” since that was on full display during the campaign. 

Also, keep in mind that while Trump treats the treasury like his own personal printing press he is also treating the Attorney General like his own personal lawyer and the Justice Department like his own personal Gestapo. 

Donald Trump did not become president to do the will of the people, he became president to gain ultimate power. 

And that is why he is so drawn to despots like Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin. 

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  1. Anon September 12, 2018 at 8:55 am

    “Ideas have no Passports-‘Skills’ is a currency in every country”

  2. barbara carlson September 12, 2018 at 9:18 am

    “…Also, keep in mind that while Trump treats the treasury like his own personal printing press….”

    Ah ha! I think we’ve just learned
    exactly why Trump ran for Pres.
    He thought he could bribe/blackmail/bully the Secy of Treasury
    to print more money just for him.
    Still don’t put it past him.

    As Secretary of the Treasury, Mnuchin has been a vocal supporter of proposed tax reform, and is an advocate for reducing corporate tax rates.[6]
    In regards to regulatory policy, Mnuchin supports a partial repeal of Dodd-Frank, citing the complexity of the legislation.[7]

    Mnuchin’s use of government aircraft for personal usage has come under scrutiny from watchdog groups.[8][9]

    A slippery slope to printing Trump some personal running-around money…

  3. Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I use to think like that when I thought about solving the world’s problems. Make more money, zero out people’s debt. But I was thirteen when I thought like that.

    • September 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      I was five.

  4. meghan September 12, 2018 at 9:54 am

    That sounds like someone I would have suggested to my mom during the Bush senior administration– the first time i heard the word recession. Of course I was not quite 10 years old at the time, so I had an excuse.

  5. Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 10:24 am

    “I think the president can be indicted.” “No one is above the law,” Starr told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. “And so in my judgment the president can in fact be indicted,”
    “Starr also delivers more bad news for this president.” “The president is subject to subpoena,”

  6. Anon September 12, 2018 at 10:29 am

    “Republican Party’s worst nightmare by selling faster than any book since Harper Lee’s sequel to “To Kill A Mockingbird.””

    “the political crime of the century.””-“The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy is scheduled for release on October 2nd, only 35 days before the midterm elections.”

  7. Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I bought Woodward’s book as the audio version, and I’m about an hour in. Trump’s lack of basic principals are astounding. He’s also clueless about politics in general, continuing to bluff to his own aides. The man cannot stop lying, even when confronted with data and facts that prove him wrong. I can’t even imagine trying to work with or advise that numbskull. It would require that patience of a saint.

  8. Lincoln September 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    His ignorance is so vast that it really is hard to believe sometimes. Woodward demonstrates that Trump is unable to THINK – to retain and process information.
    November can’t come fast enough. If we get the Senate too he’s cooked. He’ll quit within a month.

    • Beaglemom September 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      I wonder if he knows anything, anything at all. Don the Con is, however, a con artist supreme so he’s able with his fake bravado and insane statements to convince thinking people that he must know more than he lets on. But I don’t think he does. And things will only get worse.

      • Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

        Trump is so ignorant that he doesn’t know all that he doesn’t know. He’s like an infant doing calculus. He’s so incapable of the task that he can’t even get a wrong answer.

  9. anon September 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    ““What the fuck? They’re coming in here, they’re getting clipped. Not going to happen.”
    “The idea that sex reassignment surgery for transgender women is a simple, castrating procedure—often described in crass terms as “getting your penis cut off”—is totally false.”

    ” Trump also made the following bizarre remark to Barbara Walters in 2012 about transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova after deciding to allow her to compete: “I looked at her name—and somebody brought this up to me—‘Jenna Tal-’. Those are the first letters of her name. And it’s ‘genital.’ And I’m saying to myself, ‘Hmm… that’s strange. Could there be an ulterior motive?””

  10. Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Why don’t they just give the idiot some monopoly money with his face on it to shut him up.

    Stormy daniels said on the View she has a book coming out in Oct, not all about little donnie but he is in it. LOL

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