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  • As a child, were you taught to strive to be the best at whatever you did (elite)?

    2 66.67%
  • As a child were you taught to be mediocre/poor at whatever you did (antonym of elite)?

    0 0%
  • Do you believe Donald Trump, by definition of “elite” is not an elite?

    0 0%
  • Do you believe Donald Trump by definition of the word “elite”, is an elite?

    0 0%
  • Do you want a superior (elite) President run/lead the nation?

    0 0%
  • Do you want a poor/second rate President to run/lead the nation?

    0 0%
  • Do you want a superior (elite) military to defend you and your nation?

    0 0%
  • Do you want a poor/second rate military to defend you and your nation?

    0 0%
  • When you buy goods and services, do you look for superior quality?

    1 33.33%
  • When you buy goods and services, do you look for poor/second rate quality?

    0 0%
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Thread: "Eilte"......How is Trump NOT an elite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    When did Trump ever work? He lived off Daddies fortune. Never did an honest day's work in his life.
    I don't know about an "honest days work" but he ran a business financed by his father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    An elitist is a person that can't connect with everyday people, thinks they're above the rules, and lives in a bubble. That's not Trump. Trump is a working man and deals with people on every level of society.
    Are you "connecting" with this?

    Take A Tour Of Donald Trump's Luxurious Private Homes

    How many Trump supporters actually believe a man who lives like this is "connecting" with them and based on what? His coarse language? His total disrespect for women except as sex objects or being subservient to men like him?

    Is this the kind of stuff Americans can "connect" with, much less want to connect with?

    US election: Full transcript of Donald Trump's obscene videotape - BBC News


    How is the following not someone who is expressing their superiority to others? How is he "connecting" with people, by insulting people, then whining when people call his insults and people that support them, "deplorable"? Is the following how you would like people to "connect" with you? If so, then why complain, when they do or what would you call people who run around insulting others in such a manner and those who support doing so, but "deplorable"? Do you want someone, much less the President of your nation to talk about hitting on your spouse/daughter/loved one and f-ing them, then bragging how if one is famous (not elite?) they (those being hit on) allow themselves to be grabbed?


    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...r-insults.html



    What DO parents, even parents who supported him, tell their children when they see and hear what is on audio and video of a man who became President based on all the things they tell their children not to do? Or is it they tell their children to act in such a way is the way TO act?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I don't know about an "honest days work" but he ran a business financed by his father.
    "financed by his father".......yes, a very "common" thing the average person can "connect" to, right?

    And the people that are also billionaires who have lived modest lifestyles, passing much of their wealth on to help those not so fortunate as themselves, those that weren't financed by daddy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Devil's Advocate View Post
    the thread title is ""Eilte"......How is Trump NOT an elite?"

    he IS an eilte is my contention,,as all should know...WHY others may think or say differently is beyond me...

    is "eilte" bad?
    Apparently you do not appear to have been paying attention to Trump and his supporters calling his opponents "elite" as if being "elite" is some sort of evil cult and some odd contention that he is NOT elite is the entire basis for his "attraction" to his "commoner" base of support. "Commoner" being the people that claim he "connects" to them and he claims he connects to, in spite of a UUUUUUUGe reality and income gap.

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/o...edia/88829382/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpWbXcEOYpo

    http://nypost.com/2016/11/09/trump-v...ver-the-elite/

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/...ver-elite.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I don't know about an "honest days work" but he ran a business financed by his father.
    We are referring to labor here. You know the kind that produces a product by the sweat of your brow? Not deals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I don't know about an "honest days work" but he ran a business financed by his father.
    With a million dollar loan. Then he lost almost a billion dollars. 4 bankruptcies, cheating workers and Construction companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Trump is an elite. The only difference between him and hillary is he promised things to a demographic the democratic party under obama has cast out of the democratic party, the white working class. They responded.
    That's what some neo republicans want Americans to believe. The record shows otherwise and obstruction.

    https://www.democraticwhip.gov/conte...rd-obstruction

    The "working class" just as many or more who are Democrats and voted for Hillary Clinton (see popular vote) in spite of the numbers of people that stayed home, somehow thinking someone else choosing for them would be better than voting for someone their political opposition's propaganda told them they were cast out.

    The Great Recession began before Barack Obama was elected and the recovery was slow, albeit still remarkable, considering the negatives President Obama was handed and where things are today.

    Who, but people like Trump and his looking for and using cheap labor in other nations, is responsible for keeping the "demographic" of American labor's wages low/stagnant? Who has tried to raise minimum wages and been obstructed? Who has tried to get to work on America's infrastructure? Who has raised insurance rates, but insurance companies? There are a bunch more examples of obstruction. People were not "out cast" by Democrats, the Democrats lost power because Democrats stayed at home when the time came to vote for their interests and the republicans blocked everything the remaining Democrats wanted to do to help their demographic.

    Trump, can promise things like anyone else, but aside from promising that he is the elite of the elite (by his own bragging about himself) and he'll make America Great again, he's not promising to follow through on what Democrats have tired to do, but to make it possible for more, not fewer, corporate crooks to operate at free will (deregulation), without being held accountable. just as neo republicans have done each time they get the power to do so.

    If people blame elites on their problems, why would they elect someone who is even more elite with no track record of even trying to help the "little guy." to solve their problems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    An elitist is a person that can't connect with everyday people, thinks they're above the rules, and lives in a bubble. That's not Trump. Trump is a working man and deals with people on every level of society.
    Are you for real or is this satire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    With a million dollar loan. Then he lost almost a billion dollars. 4 bankruptcies, cheating workers and Construction companies.
    Of course he can identify with the average Joe. As he said "I got a small loan from my father about $1 million"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotaFrayed View Post
    Apparently you do not appear to have been paying attention to Trump and his supporters calling his opponents "elite" as if being "elite" is some sort of evil cult and some odd contention that he is NOT elite is the entire basis for his "attraction" to his "commoner" base of support. "Commoner" being the people that claim he "connects" to them and he claims he connects to, in spite of a UUUUUUUGe reality and income gap.

    Trump lays blame on 'elitists,' media

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpWbXcEOYpo

    Trump victory is a win for the little guy over the elite | New York Post

    Goodwin: Trump victory is a win for the little guy over the elite | Fox News


    thats nice.

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