Throughout his life, Donald Trump has exaggerated everything he's been involved with. Given all of his obvious psychological problems, each step of his existence has to exceed the last. In the drug culture, it's called "chasing the dragon" because the user keeps grasping for a higher high. This need is the same in Mr. Trump and it could be more catastrophic than anything we've seen in the public sphere.
I believe we are going to witness a piece of cultural history as one
by one, Donald Trump's (leveraged) Houses Of Cards collapse. Here's my
First, he loses the election. He'll bitch and moan and come up with a
thousand conspiracies and excuses but none of it will matter and
Hillary Clinton will be sworn in as president. This will humiliate him
in front of the world, something he's never experienced. It will affect
Next, his fraud cases regarding Trump University will go to trial at
the end of November. As the cases unfold, it will take more and more of
his time. Ultimately he'll lose. I believe there are two cases, one is a
class-action civil suit and the other is a RICO fraud case. I don't
know if jail time is a possible punishment for the RICO case but there
will be no way for Mr. Trump to spin his losses as wins.
Meanwhile the civil case against him for allegedly raping an
underage girl years ago is ongoing. He could lose that one, too. Imagine
the public humiliation he is going to be going through! With each loss,
his supporters will dwindle and he'll lose his audience.
As if those issues weren't enough, the investigations into the Trump
Foundation are going to result in some serious repercussions for Mr.
Trump. The public scrutiny that this narcissist has willingly subjected
himself to is yet another example of his unbelievable hubris.
Now, things get really interesting. Mr. Trump has bragged about how
his company is so awesome with the most incredible assets around the
world. But the value of these assets is flexible as Donald Trump himself
has sworn in testimony.
The first problem is that the assets that he owns have been impacted
by his divisive campaign. As two examples, bookings at his hotels are
down and rounds of golf paid for at his courses are down.
The second problem is that a great many of his endeavors are
licensing deals for the use of his name, that is, he doesn't have equity
in many of his ventures, he only receives a fee for the Trump™ brand.
His campaign for president has seriously damaged this brand name.
Consider the corporations and organizations that have severed their ties
with him because of his bigoted and ignorant comments: Macy's,
Univision, Televisa, NBCUniversal (home of his TV shows), Serta, ESPN,
NASCAR (sort of), and even the Professional Golfers Association of
America. There are more and these organizations do not want their brands
associated with such a controversial buffoon as Donald Trump.
Specifically, his ugly campaign has tremendously limited his future businesses. His kids must freaking out about the old man.
There's been speculation that he wants to start Trump TV. There
won't be enough of an audience; look at what happened to Sarah Palin's
TV shows. There is no way that Mr. Trump could program enough material
for a 24-hour cable channel and sell enough advertising to pay for it.
Remember all of the corporations that do not want to work with him
anymore. Such organizations seek to avoid controversies because it
shrinks their customer base.
I think Donald Trump is accelerating wildly towards a crash of Fitzgeraldesque proportions. What a show we're in for!