Worried about Trump


Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan, recently expressed concern about Trump’s welfare: that the CIA would try to assassinate him.

This surprised me. I’m aware that there are a lot of crazies who want Trump dead, but I hadn’t considered the CIA. Still, Roberts’ words were spoken with alarm and sincerity; he really believes that someone will try to take Trump out.

Despite his billions, Trump is not an elite. He is not connected to those who hold real power (such as the Rockefellers, the Bush family, or George Soros). Trump has no significant “bloodline” of nobility, and was never a member of the Skull and Bones (Yale) or Cap and Gown (Princeton); nor did he serve in the U.S. military. He is a true outsider, and is widely perceived as a spoiled rich kid who got lucky.

On Inauguration Day (Friday), much of Washington, D.C. will be in lockdown. In addition to a formidable police and Secret Service presence, there will be hoards of bikers (whose stated mission is to preserve order) and God knows how many protesters. It will be turmoil in the capital for a few hours, and during that time Trump’s life could be in danger, especially if Paul Craig Roberts is right.

Past presidents have boldly walked down Pennsylvania Avenue on their way to the White House. However, Trump will probably not do this; he has a super-fortified Cadillac, and this is smart—unless someone fires an RPG at the car. Frankly, I wish Trump would skip the festivities, stay indoors, and take the oath of office inside the Capital building. Even his appearance at three inaugural balls is risky.

What I don’t understand is why so many millions of American citizens are angry with Donald Trump, why people such as Rosie O’Donnell, Meryl Streep, and other celebs, harbor such vehemence against the president-elect. What did he ever do to them?

Many of the disgruntled anti-Trump protesters who disrupt the ceremony will reportedly receive cash, from $200 up to $1,400 (if the rumors are true). Anyhow, there will be a full-court press against Trump’s swearing-in, and other presidential events.

Much ink has been spilt about some of Trump’s cabinet choices, that three of the Cabinet positions have gone to people formerly with Goldman Sachs, as though Goldman Sachs was Lucifer in a corporate incarnation. But the Goldman Sachs appointments are a smart move on Trump’s part, because many of these individuals are “connected” to the elites, and can help smooth the transition into a Trump administration. In other words, these Goldman Sachs guys have connections that Trump himself doesn’t have. He needs them, the way bread needs butter.

I hope the inauguration on Friday goes off without a hitch. Fistfights are no problem, nor are strident protesters. But Paul Craig Roberts’ words have me concerned, as well as the militants referenced above. There are bad people who will stop at nothing to kill Donald Trump.

Russ Mason
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