#FOWC — Quintessential Con Artist

43E1BEB9-AF2A-4F7A-AEBD-23C7ED303589I used to think that Donald Trump was the quintessential con artist. I even wrote a post about it not long ago. You can read it here if you want to.

But I don’t think that anymore. Con artists tend to be great talkers. They are well dressed and exude an air of confidence and authority. They can be charming and seemingly sincere.

But isn’t Trump a charming talker who comes across with confidence, authority, and sincerity? No, he is not. He fills all his speeches with glib promises that he never follows through on. And more often than not, what comes out of his mouth is not at all articulate. It’s little more than word salad.

Take his speech at a rally the other night in Montana. Trump went on one of his tirades, this time complaining about how no one congratulates him for how big the crowds at his rallies are.

“They never say I’m a great speaker,” Trump bellowed, pointing at the media attending the rally. “Why the hell do so many people come? It’s got to be something. I guess they like my policy?”

And then he said this, which is quoted exactly as he said it:

“I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.”

WTF, Donald?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “quintessential.”

19 thoughts on “#FOWC — Quintessential Con Artist

  1. pensitivity101 July 7, 2018 / 10:03 am

    The more I see and hear, the more I cringe and worry. Maggie has more sincerity in her front paw than he has in his entire body. I am glad I’m not in the US, but we are due a visitation here next week. I’m looking forward to seeing coverage of the baby balloon over the Thames…………

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    • Fandango July 7, 2018 / 10:18 am

      And yet his supporters hang on and wildly applaud his every stupid utterance.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Christine Bolton July 7, 2018 / 10:21 am

        Yes he has polarized this nation and still 90% of Republicans still support him. Hard to comprehend.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. theministryofshrawleywalks July 7, 2018 / 11:53 am

    We only hear what the media put out over here this side of the pond, but if that is what he said verboten then he truly is a massive idiot!
    He’s coming to see us in a week or so, some folk have made a massive trump baby balloon they are going to fly where ever he goes, google it, even Sadiq Khan the London Mayor is behind the blimp!!

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    • Fandango July 7, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      I heard about the baby balloon. But I also heard they are scheduling Trumps visit to be out of range of the balloon. Too bad.

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      • theministryofshrawleywalks July 7, 2018 / 1:52 pm

        They crowd funded the balloon, so it can be even bigger or maybe they may have more! It’ll be all over the news, so he’ll get asked about it in press conferences

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  3. newepicauthor July 7, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    He definitely broke the record for being the biggest asshole to ever get to be elected president.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Fandango July 7, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      It is unbelievable that he is actually the President of the United States.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. calmkate July 7, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Why do you even give the maniac any energy … he has made you the laughing stock of the world, the brunt of ridicule …

    Liked by 2 people

  5. magnoliajem July 7, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Well, the brain *is* more important than the mouth! At least he got that right. Accidentally. Without actually having a brain attached to his mouth.

    Liked by 1 person

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