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    Trump advisor: The wealthy can’t be corrupt because they’re wealthy

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    CNBC’s Larry Kudlow is extremely impressed with Donald Trump’s work of late, writing in a new National Review piece the president-elect’s transition “continues to go smoothly. Better than smoothly. Confidently. More than confidently. Transcendently.”

    There was no indication that he was kidding.

    Kudlow, an advisor to Trump’s team for months, is reportedly the top candidate to lead the next White House Council of Economic Advisers, despite the fact that Kudlow is not an economist and his track record on economic issues is hard to defend. Nevertheless, the CNBC host appears interested in joining the administration, and he knows that with Trump, flattery can be very effective.

    But what was especially striking in Kudlow’s National Review piece was the assertion that the wealthy are incapable of corruption because they’re wealthy. “Why shouldn’t the president surround himself with successful people?” he wrote, referring to the rich conservatives Trump has added to his incoming team. “Wealthy folks have no need to steal or engage in corruption.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    By Steve Benen

    CNBC’s Larry Kudlow is extremely impressed with Donald Trump’s work of late, writing in a new National Review piece the president-elect’s transition “continues to go smoothly. Better than smoothly. Confidently. More than confidently. Transcendently.”

    There was no indication that he was kidding.

    Kudlow, an advisor to Trump’s team for months, is reportedly the top candidate to lead the next White House Council of Economic Advisers, despite the fact that Kudlow is not an economist and his track record on economic issues is hard to defend. Nevertheless, the CNBC host appears interested in joining the administration, and he knows that with Trump, flattery can be very effective.

    But what was especially striking in Kudlow’s National Review piece was the assertion that the wealthy are incapable of corruption because they’re wealthy. “Why shouldn’t the president surround himself with successful people?” he wrote, referring to the rich conservatives Trump has added to his incoming team. “Wealthy folks have no need to steal or engage in corruption.”

    Trump advisor: The wealthy can't be corrupt because they're wealthy | MSNBC
    A statement such as that is so inconceivably fucking stupid I have trouble believing it is even real.

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    In Kudlow, Trump apparently saw a track record that was too good to pass up, what with Kudlow’s time in the Reagan administration espousing trickle-down economic theories that have never once worked; his years at Bear Stearns when he allegedly had a $100,000-a-month cocaine habit and was eventually forced to resign (he reportedly gave up drugs not long after); and his time hosting The Kudlow Report on CNBC, during which he published blog posts with predictions like, “I’m going to bet the economy will be rebounding sometime this summer, if not sooner,” just months before the global financial crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Is it humanly possible to have a $100,000 a month cocaine habit?
    Yes.

    And there are tons of wealthy people in prison for corruption. Also too, hasn't this asshole heard of Steve Mnuchin and his grifter wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    Yes.

    And there are tons of wealthy people in prison for corruption. Also too, hasn't this asshole heard of Steve Mnuchin and his grifter wife?
    Bernie Madoff comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Is it humanly possible to have a $100,000 a month cocaine habit?
    I just researched the cost per kilo and it is 25K average...that would be 4 kilo's a month. If it could be done, the person would be dead from no sleep and their nose would be missing. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I just researched the cost per kilo and it is 25K average...that would be 4 kilo's a month. If it could be done, the person would be dead from no sleep and their nose would be missing. LOL
    Perhaps he was selling as well as using.

    Selling or not, trump can sure pick them.

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