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Presidential three-card Monte

In three-card Monte the dealer employs sleight of hand and misdirection to prevent the mark from finding the queen.

America wake up and step away from the three-card Monte table before it’s too late.

Slight of hand – While running for President Trump closing campaign ad flashed an ominous image of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein just as Trump condemned the “global power structure” for robbing America’s working class and enriching the elite. He repeatedly told us Hilary Clinton would be bound to her “Wall Street” buddies. However since winning the Presidency Trump has now selected four nominees with Goldman Sachs ties for prominent posts in his administration all the while still boasting that he is going to give the country back to the working man.

Misdirection- Donald Trump lost the popular vote and he knows it. There were more people at Obama’s first inauguration and Trump knows it. There is no such thing as Alternative facts and the Trump team knows it. But they’ll keep saying and tweeting these outrageous things because they know we will be consumed with it and that’s what we will pay attention to. Meanwhile while our attention is focused on these trivial matters Trump and his team will go about implementing change that will roll back many of the progressive gains we have made over the last few decades unabated.

The election is over and Trump is the President for at least the next 4 years that much is true. But we still have a voice as long as we don’t get caught up in the game of three-card Monte. We all need to get involved, read yes I said read about and be informed on the core issues, vote not just in the national elections but in your local elections as well and most importantly hold your politicians accountable. Remind them you vote them into their seat and you can vote them out. ┬áThat’s democracy and that’s what makes America great.

Step away from the three-card Monte table.