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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Trump sacrificed another $400 million for his country last year

Jeff Bezos, the online retail monopolist, saw his wealth nearly triple in the first year of the Trump Reign. Forbes reported the net worth of Bezos rose from $39 billion last year to $112 billion this year.

President Trump's net worth fell $400 million, according to Forbes. That's on top of the $66 million he spent out of pocket to win the presidency.

What a contrast from Hillary whose net worth rose to $150 million as she cashed in on her husband's presidency.

And what a contrast to Obama who secured a $60 million book deal after his presidency. His wife has one too.

These are bribes.


Unethical paybacks for services rendered that are legal only because the politicians write the ethics laws. Have you noticed that these laws make it difficult to appoint a businessman to high office, which ensures full employment for the academic and political circles?

You should.

Regulations are barriers to competition, and it leads to high office for hacks like Eric Holder (author of the pay-to-play pardon of Marc Rich ).

That was a gravy train for the insiders, busted only because if the incompetence of the Obama administration. They could barely breathe without instruction.

And so we turned to an outsider. The sacrifices Donald Trump made are many.

Unlike Obama, Trump did not run for office seeking fame and fortune. He already had that.

He ran because his sons and daughters, and their children, were not being left the same great America he was born into. Chevrolet was not afraid to say America's the greatest land of all.

And so, Trump's business suffers. He is the most altruistic president since Lincoln, who gave up quite a lucrative law practice to end slavery.

Trump's mission may not be as important, but it is just as serious.

The Fox News story on the Forbes report is here.


The media chose to go to war with Donald John Trump in 2017 rather than accept him as president.

The media chose poorly.

Fake News Follies of 2017 shows how and why.

What readers are saying:

Rob Miller: "What we have here is nothing less than a detailed, well written chronicle of exactly how the American press abandoned all semblance of scruples and journalistic ethics once Donald J. Trump became president. Like Surber's other books, this one will have you laughing out loud and you will find it difficult to put down."

PSD: "Like his other books, it is written with wonderful wit filled insight, rare in political commentary today. The style is one of gentle humor and common sense. It is refreshingly devoid of malice and partisan contempt, easy reading with not a few laughs along the way."

rurallbob: "Another winner from Don Surber."

Richard: "Funny, well written and well organized, Fake News Follies is an entertaining and thoughtful look at the news coverage provided by the press to the American people. Clearly they are not playing it straight. Sure, the press makes mistakes. It's inevitable. But when the totality of news stories not hewing to the known facts is collected and presented as it is in this volume there is but one explanation. Fake News. Don Surber brings to the subject insight that only a veteran newsman could provide. I wish this book would be read by everyone but especially people opposed to Trump because I think it would be sufficient to challenge even a closed off worldview."

A. Brogden: "Unlike Kurtz 's book, Media Madness, which sought to justify and explain away the lies and prejudices of the anti-Trump MSM, Surber relentlessly and methodically documents the tsunami of BS the press has served up since the upset victory by President Trump. Almost without exception everything Trump has done as president has been distorted, mischaracterized, or flat out lied about for over a year. This is how you get 90% negative reporting. This is how you get the press with 28% trust ratings. And by God this is how you get eight years of Trump as President."

A Kindle reader: "Easy read, a great compilation of biased new coverage of Trump before and after the election. I started out anti Trump and reluctantly voted for him for one reason only, He was not Hillary. This book is a great reference when people claim the MSM is not biased and does not publish fake news. It reinforces Glenn Reynolds description of the press as Democrat operatives with bylines."

Fake News Follies of 2017 is available on Kindle and in paperback.

Autographed copies are available. Email me at for details. I am including a "director's cut." I will give you the original Chapter 1 that I cut because while the chapter was amusing, it really had nothing to do with the Fake News Follies of 2017.


  1. Only lost $400 million? Sounds like a good year for the orange one. Far from his worst year. Some much for the Art of the Deal. Meanwhile Jared pimps American foreign policy to get loans for his family's boondoggle real estate. Too bad Trump's letter of intent for Trump Tower Moscow couldn't come to fruition. Word is Mueller's got a laundry list of Trump's laundry list. Broke and in jail is how he'll end his days.

    1. You meant to be here . .


    2. Good thing you didnt stoop to denigrating his pigmentation. We all know that to be racist

    3. Ah yes, Robert Muh-ler and the nonstop hope of his Doomsday Weapon. Maybe if you remove your mouth from his dick you could come up with a more original way to try and bring down Mr. T. But you won't, because you're a retard.

    4. Your tears are sweet to us.

    5. Shows natural admiration for people who got rich in office. Character illuminated.

  2. I bet the cash means less to him than the hassling his family gets.
    Thank you, DJT


  3. "His wife has one too."
    Are we still talking about book deals here?

  4. I clicked the link to Fox and got "Access Denied".

  5. Lincoln gave up a lucrative law practice to preserve the Union, not end slavery.

    Not to mention his life.

  6. Bill Ayres better get busy as he has two autobiographies to ghost write and he's not getting any younger.