Thursday, January 16, 2020

All the times experts were right about Donald Trump.

An expert on President Donald John Trump left a comment yesterday and said the economy under The Donald is a bubble that will end in a Great Depression. We all know how often the experts are right about Donald Trump.


They said he was not going to run.

On January 25, 2015, Chuck Todd said, "No one is going to mistake Donald Trump for a presidential candidate, I don't think, other than Donald Trump."

They said he couldn't win the nomination.

On June 16, 2015, the day Donald Trump entered the race, Harry Enten of 538 wrote, "Trump has a better chance of cameoing in another Home Alone movie with Macaulay Culkin — or playing in the NBA Finals — than winning the Republican nomination."

3 months later, his boss begrudgingly upped the odds to 5%.

They said he would be knocked out by the Clintons.

Brent Budowsky wrote on December 29, 2015, "Bill Clinton will crush Donald Trump — with a smile."

10 days later, Donald Trump dropped the Bill Clinton-Bill Cosby ad that ended campaigning by Hillary's husband.

After Donald Trump finished second in the Iowa caucuses, the Guardian reported, "Donald Trump bubble burst by Ted Cruz win in Iowa caucus. Texas senator had a sophisticated ground game that recruited volunteers across the state and used detailed psychological profiling techniques to sway voters."

After Donald Trump finished second in Wisconsin, Slate reported, "Trump’s Exit Strategy. Donald Trump is already plotting his escape should he lose the Republican nomination."

The New York Times told us, "A coalition of Republicans is banking on a scenario in which Donald J. Trump fails to reach the 1,237 delegates required to secure the party’s nomination before its July convention, creating a potential opening for another nominee as the delegates vote on the convention floor.

"Most states bind their delegates to candidates based on primary results. But most delegates are released if no candidate wins a majority in an initial vote at the convention, so those who were bound to Mr. Trump could shift their support. This scenario is less likely if Mr. Trump is close to 1,237 delegates, or if he continues to face a split opposition."

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Need I go on to all those general election predictions?

Upon President Trump's election, Nobel economist Paul Krugman predicted a worldwide recession.

No sooner was The Donald elected when the experts began saying he would resign.

The Hill reported 3 days after the election, "Michael Moore: Trump won't finish his first term."

On the 2 month anniversary of his inauguration, the Independent reported, "Donald Trump is going to 'get himself out of office soon,' a leading Democratic senator has claimed.

"Dianne Feinstein suggested the President would quit before he was potentially forced out of office after anti-Trump protesters in Los Angeles demanded to know why more wasn’t being done by Congress to remove him from office."

The experts said the Russian Collusion hoax would do him in. That was why Obama, CNN, and others conspired to create and publicize the hoax.

On August 18, 2017, CNN reported, "The ghostwriter of The Art of the Deal thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits.

"Tony Schwartz, the man behind Trump's 1987 memoir, took to Twitter on Wednesday to vocalize his forecast for Trump's political future.

"'The circle is closing at blinding speed,' Schwartz tweeted. 'Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and Congress leave him no choice.'"

The media thought the Creepy Porn Lawyer would kill the Trump presidency.

On May 6, 2018, the Guardian reported, "Will a porn star help to bring down a president? Stormy Daniels’ lawyer thinks so.

"'Ultimately, he is going to be forced to resign,' said Michael Avenatti, the attorney for the adult film actor who says she had an affair with Donald Trump and was paid by Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep it quiet.

"'I don’t know how he will ultimately spin his departure, but I firmly believe there is going to be too much evidence of wrongdoing by him and those around him for him to be able to survive the balance of his term.'"

They said his tax cuts would not work.

I wonder if any of these people who said the tax cuts won't work refused to accept their tax cuts?

When they got bored of getting the economy wrong, the experts turned to World War 3.

The first World War 3 was in Syria.

The second World War 3 was in North Korea.

The third World War 3 is in Iran.

And when you mix getting the economy wrong with getting war wrong, you wind up with getting the trade war wrong.

The experts get it wrong because they are paid to get it wrong. They practice disinformation. The ones who served in the intelligence community usually are the best at this because spies are trained to lie.

No matter how terrible their track record is, no one gets cashiered. Iraq didn't greet us as liberators. Obamacare didn't keep our doctors. The stimulus didn't stimulate the economy. Hillary didn't win. And Donald Trump certainly did not resign. And yet the experts kept their jobs.

This is the most successful presidency of my life and its third anniversary is 4 days away.

President Trump dropped unemployment to a 50-year low and helped the lower class get the biggest wage increases in many lifetime. We are trying to end wars and let countries in the various regions of the world conduct their own affairs without an American president hovering over them.

Thus, when one of these experts predicts gloom and doom, I break out my shades because I know it is going to be a bright -- bright -- sunshiny day.


  1. There’s one war they didn’t get wrong. The war with Trump.

    1. They wanted it, they got it, they are loosing it. Must be tough on a snowflakes ego.

  2. Doomsayers gotta keep on doomsayin'...that's how they keep bread on the table and feed their fragile egos.
    Must be a crappy life when you keep getting it wrong.

    Just saying.

  3. We are trying to end wars and let countries in the various regions of the world conduct their own affairs

    Only a neocon would say such BS. Peace through bombs, sanctions, and subterfuge is the neocon way.

    1. Get with it, dude. 'neocon' is out. The new term is "alt-right". Definition: anyone who disagrees with progressives. Other definitions:
      liberal: progressive
      progressive: communist.
      socialist: progressive (see above)
      Marxist: progressive (see above)
      Communist: progressive
      -L. Farrias

    2. Whats the right way according to your vast experience as potus......hearts and flowers?I prefer carrot and stick...big stick

  4. No wonder they hate him. Trump makes them feel stupid and incompetent.

    1. It's worse than that: PDJT shows them up as BEING stupid and incompetent.

    2. These status quo politicians are stupid and incompetent, but they think they're smart. Only a few are.

  5. They're still saying he's going to resign.

  6. Johnny Nash is singing rent-free in my head. Thanks a lot, Surber!

  7. T says:

    "An expert on President Donald John Trump left a comment yesterday and said the economy under The Donald is a bubble that will end in a Great Depression." [Don Surber]

    A certainty if a Democrat is elected as his successor.

  8. When, eventually, another Democrap is elected POTUS and we enter a recession, they will say it's Trump's fault, even if it starts in 2028.

  9. Your takes on the news brightens my days!

  10. When the NYT calls a political expert it tells them what they want them to say. If they don't wish to do so, they call another one. But if there were true political or even economic experts in the world such a person and any client of theirs would be insanely rich and more powerful than any Delphic priest of the past. They would never divulge what they thought in order to take advantage of the information themselves.
    Unfortunately there are no experts, only people who occasionally guess right at the right time, and in our own media's case, sometimes as long ago as 50 years ago, not once since. The rest are the paid tools.
    In fact the Delphics were no different. Gold produced very helpful decisions from Appolo.
    Trump caused a rip in political space time. It distorted massively a future carefully planned by his and our own conniving enemies to have no need of experts, only the tried and true Clinton payout algorithm.
    All experts in use now are from that alternate universe.They self destruct on contact with present reality and will continue to do so as long as Trump lives. Long may he reign.

  11. Another scalp for the Trump Curse pile...

  12. I opened this post expecting a wide blank space.

  13. Just read that retail spending in December was up 5.8% year to year. Experts were predicting a hell of a lot less. Since spending is a huge part of GDP, we are going to see a surge in the fourth quarter GDP. Gonna butt hurt some more experts.

  14. If they had looked up his videos from the 80's they would see a man who KNEW what the problems were and had the ANSWERS! I never cared for his character, but after watching a documentary on how he conducted business and got projects done it changed my impression of him. He's somewhat of a blowhard, but it's like Walter Brennan said in the Guns of Will Sonnet - "NO BRAG, JUST FACT"! PRESIDENT TRUMP says he will do something and then he DOES it! The hilLIARry should be worried (you'd be in jail), VERY worried!!

  15. >>> Mr. Surber may've found the metaphorical missing link to us late Boomer/Gen-X'ers, who last saw what we thought were somewhat editor balanced news that relegated opinion to the backpage editorial columns...Except that Mr. Surber has identified that fake news is here and makes the early antiJeffersonian tabloids look quaint by today's standards. I miss jobs reports being announced no matter who is/was Cinc of our Nation...when muckraking and exposing corruption was seemingly without Party affiliation...when sports was the haven of fans who eschewed politics and the 1st section bad news. Mr. Surber points out that there is no punishment for lying in print libel, or slandering on tv or other media talk site platforms. Janet Cooke and Jason Blair would be MSNBC/ CNN contributors today. See plagiarist Mike Barnicle as an example on Morning Joe, MSNBC. Ben Bradlee never suffered for Cooke's stories. ZBest


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