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Donald Trump: The Biggest Scammer of All Time?

Updated: May 12

Donald Trump standing in front of the Capitol pointing at the crowd while giving out a speech.
Donald Trump is scamming his way to a cult-like following, exploiting the fears and prejudices of his supporters, but will he succeed?

Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, has been accused of being a scammer by many critics and opponents. But is he really the biggest scammer of all time, as some claim? How does he compare to other notorious scammers in history? And why do so many people still believe in him and support him, despite the evidence of his frauds and lies?


To answer these questions, we need to define what a scammer is. A scammer is someone who deceives or cheats others for personal gain, often by using false or misleading information, promises, or products. A scammer may also exploit the emotions, fears, or hopes of their victims, and manipulate them into trusting or following them.


By this definition, Trump certainly qualifies as a scammer. He has a long history of engaging in fraudulent and unethical business practices, such as inflating his net worth, refusing to pay his contractors and workers, creating fake universities and charities, and filing for bankruptcy multiple times. He has also been sued and fined for violating various laws and regulations, such as anti-discrimination, consumer protection, and campaign finance laws.


As a politician, Trump has continued to scam the American public and the world. He has lied more than 30,000 times during his presidency, according to the Washington Post. He has made false or exaggerated claims about his achievements, his policies, his opponents, and his enemies. He has spread conspiracy theories and misinformation about various topics, such as the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 election, and the January 6th insurrection. He has also abused his power and authority, by obstructing justice, pardoning his cronies, and inciting violence.



Trump’s scams have had serious and lasting consequences for the country and the world. He has undermined the trust and confidence in the democratic institutions, the media, the science, and the rule of law. He has worsened the social and political divisions, the racial and ethnic tensions, and the economic and health crises. He has damaged the reputation and the leadership of the US in the global arena, and endangered the national security and the public safety.


Compared to other scammers in history, such as Bernie Madoff, Charles Ponzi, or Frank Abagnale, Trump is arguably the biggest and the most dangerous one, because of the scale and the scope of his scams, and the impact and the influence of his position. He has scammed millions of people, billions of dollars, and four years of the presidency. He has also shown no remorse, no accountability, and no respect for the truth, the law, or the constitution.


Why, then, do so many people still believe in him and support him, despite the overwhelming evidence of his scams? There are several possible explanations for this phenomenon, based on psychology, sociology, and ideology. Some of his followers may suffer from cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, or motivated reasoning, which make them ignore or rationalize the facts that contradict their beliefs. Some of them may be influenced by social pressure, group identity, or cult mentality, which make them conform to the norms and values of their peers. Some of them may be driven by emotional attachment, personal interest, or moral conviction, which make them loyal to their leader and his cause.


Whatever the reasons, Trump’s believers are unlikely to change their minds or abandon their faith, unless they experience a personal or collective crisis, a disillusionment, or a revelation, that challenges their worldview and forces them to reconsider their choices. Until then, they will continue to follow and defend Trump, and he will continue to scam and exploit them, for his own benefit and ego.


In conclusion, Donald Trump is a scammer who has deceived and cheated many people for his personal gain, often by using false or misleading information, promises, or products. He is arguably the biggest scammer of all time, compared to other notorious scammers in history, because of the scale and the scope of his scams, and the impact and the influence of his position. He has also managed to maintain a loyal base of supporters, who believe in him and support him, despite the evidence of his scams, for various psychological, sociological, and ideological reasons. Trump’s scams have had serious and lasting consequences for the country and the world, and pose a threat to the democracy and the humanity.



 

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Trump-Abyss is a blog that reveals the harmful truth of Donald Trump. His actions have undermined democratic principles, provoked unrest, and disseminated false information. He has brought us perilously close to a nuclear conflict, estranged friendly nations, and strengthened adversaries. His conduct has demonstrated a profound disregard for the welfare of society and the principles of justice.


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