My online friend, Major Nikon, explains Trump’s foolish insanity better than anyone I know :
PART ONE : SO NOW WE KNOW WHY SO MANY PEOPLE HAD TO DIE
Trump was and still is looking at the biggest bankruptcy of his entire life. He owes about as much as his assets are worth, and being in the hotel and resort industry he relies heavily on people traveling. Without people traveling his finances which were already shaky to begin with are now swirling the bowl. He’s on the verge of losing everything this time and with so much of his own money on the line this isn’t other people’s money, it’s his this time.
So what does he do? He pretends COVID is overstated, that it’s not a real threat, that people can go back to business as usual and more importantly he can start making money. He does all of this while knowing he is dead wrong in very much the literal sense.
You have to look pretty hard to find anyone in history that was fully willing to sacrifice that many people in the interest of their own greed. That’s some high level evil s… right there.
PART TWO : WE NOW KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON
Prior to the Apprentice, Trump was quickly going broke. During the Apprentice he used the associated fame to sell licensing deals to basically anyone who would give him money for his name, including scumbags like Trump “University” and very questionable people in Russia and others. He was putting his name on Vodka, Chinese made clothing lines, mattresses, and all sorts of other crap. No licensing deal was too small for him to accept.
All of this licensing and Apprentice revenue was netting him a lot of money, but by 2011 the Apprentice ratings were falling and so were his revenue schemes. And what did he do with all that money? He invested in golf courses that have yet to make any money and much of his debt is coming due. He’s already mortgaged $100M on Trump Tower, another $100M from other properties, and he sold another $100M in stocks and bonds.
This isn’t the portrait of a successful billionaire. This is the portrait of a loser and a con man, only held together with smoke and mirrors.
So yeah, all of his COVID denial is about him making money and keep himself from a disastrous personal bankruptcy. Ironically had he done the right thing from the beginning we could be on the backside of this thing and his businesses would be better for it.