The Great Goldman Sachs-Trump Con Job

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By Matthew Jamison | 24 December 2016

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION –During the 2016 Republican Primary Campaign which was one of the most immature, intellectually insubstantial and vicious in the history of American politics – devoid of ideas and policies but heavy on petty playground name calling — Florida Senator Marco Rubio ripped into Donald Trump and implored his fellow Republicans: “What we are dealing with here, my friends, is a con artist. First of all, he runs on this idea that he is fighting for the little guy. But he has spent his entire career sticking it to the little guy.”

The Washington DC political elite and Wall Street had in the words of Trump “bled the country dry.” In Trump’s closing campaign advert which some — charged was riddled with anti-Semitic dog whistles — a picture of the Jewish Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein is flashed on to the screen with the narrator intoning: “It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”

Trump ran on a vague promise to “drain the swamp.” His vacuous campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” charged that the country, and especially the white working class of the rust belt states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — had been badly let down by the East and West Coast intellectual political Establishment. who were in bed with Wall Street bankers and more interested in feathering their own nests than serving the national interest. […]

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