Politics Donald Trump-Confidence Man

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.salon.com/2016/03/12/a_c..._maher_why_donald_trump_fits_the_description/

    “A con artist is someone who deceives you for their own ends”: Author Maria Konnikova tells Bill Maher why Donald Trump fits the description
    "He's telling everyone exactly what they want to hear," Konnikova said. "And he doesn't actually say anything" VIDEO
    BRENDAN GAUTHIER
    TOPICS: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, THE CONFIDENCE GAME: WHY WE FALL FOR IT EVERY TIME, MARIA KONNI,DONALD TRUMP, PSYCHOPATHY, CON ARTIST, ELECTIONS NEWS, POLITICS NEWS

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    “Real Time” host Bill Maher last night welcomed “The Confidence Game” author Maria Konnikova to determine, once and for all, whether or not Donald Trump is, in fact, a con artist.



    Konnikova told Maher that when she first saw Trump’s steak and wine Mar-a-Lago press conference, she thought, “I’m a psychic. Because I clearly predicted that this was going to happen.”

    “He was blatantly lying,” Konnikova said about Trump’s phony steaks. “The hallmark of a con artist is someone who deceives you for their own ends.”

    “He’s telling everyone exactly what they want to hear,” she continued. “And he doesn’t actually say anything … That’s what confidence artists do.”



    Konnikova explained how Trump aligns with elements of psychopathy, noting, “He does this very funny thing where, to his voters, he says really wonderful things to their face, and then behind their backs he says terrible things about the same groups.”

    “You end up seeing these two sides of him, where the truth is a really fungible thing,” she added.

    Watch the full interview below:
     
  2. R.P. McMurphy

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    We get it...you hate Donald Trump...:up:
     
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    this gimmick isnt reaching its quota lately, whats the deal?
     
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    Obama sold us Hopes and Dreams - but why does it seem to have gotten worse on his watch?
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    The good old days when women learned to bake cookies and left the world affairs to men. Stupid cunt
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    You mean she-he hasn't swayed your vote yet :jj:
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    :lol:
     
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    thanks for the hard hitting journalism salon.com
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    Was nice of her to give us the definition of a confidence man.... I thought this was going to be about trumps confidence
     
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    I was elected to give you the bad news, so, here it goes. You may want to sit down for this.

    There is never going to be a God like figure in the white house that is going to tuck you in at night, or wipe your ass and snotty nose. sorry my man, you are going to have to man up and fend for yourself.

    Sorry to be the one that had to break the bad news to you.
     
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    All politicians do is tell people what they want to hear...
     
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    What is Maher's take on Trump? I assume he dislikes him? On the other side of the coin it wouldn't surprise me if they have hung out in the past.
     
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    Not Hillary. She's fighting for us!!!!!
     
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    XuntXunt you better pray your friends in the Middle East behave themselves or it's going to be a long 4 years for you.

    Every time the religion of peace plays outside their assigned sandbox, Trump gets stronger.
     
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    Let's check my stats.....house under Bush.....$161K, same house under Obama.....1.43mil. Your math is pretty fucked up if things got worse for me.
     
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    :hilarious:

    You post that as if it isn't the single greatest fucking description of Barry Obama in the history of the world. :jj:
     
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    You have no faith in American anti-Terrorism forces, the CIA, the NSA, NORAD, our military, our generals, men and women in law enforcement in the field daily fighting to protect you, one man is going to do all the above to keep you safe? Ok, sounds logical. :rolleyes:
     
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    ...how many people can afford to buy your house tho? what happens to the market when everyones house is worth a lot but no one can qualify for a loan.
     
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