Donald Trump and the World’s Dumbest Ego Trip

There’s a reason mobsters never run for office…

Arturo Dominguez
5 min readJun 7, 2024
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I’m pretty sure most people know that as soon as you do something like run for political office, let alone president, you expose yourself and your financials to the scrutiny that comes with that decision. From Jimmy Carter’s peanut farm and the Bush family’s business dealings to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s real estate ventures and Barack Obama’s entire existence, we all know more about the people who run this country’s private lives largely because of their politicization.

For most people, the thought of such scrutiny is scary. For the boss of a criminal organization, this should be the mother of all red flags, especially for someone who’s been the subject of dozens of crimes and lawsuits over several decades. A person like that should be less likely to make such a dumb move. Why run for office when you can just buy or support politicians who will look out for your interests? That’s how most corpora… I mean, corrupt people do it, right?

Enter Donald Trump

Trump is and has always been an attention whore. The man who once supported Democrats including the Clintons, decided to switch sides and go full Klansmen. He went from attacking former president Barack Obama for being Black to going after Latinos…

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Arturo Dominguez

Journalist covering Congress, Racial Justice, Human Rights, Cuba, Texas | Editor: The Antagonist Magazine |