Mussolini Quote I Retweeted Was a 'Good Quote'

By Nick Sanchez   |   Monday, 29 Feb 2016 08:45 AM
Image: Donald Trump: Mussolini Quote I Retweeted Was a 'Good Quote'
Donald Trump used his Twitter account to re-post a quote commonly attributed to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on Sunday, and said later he didn't know it was a fascist line. 

Gawker reported Sunday that its staffers created a parody account designed to mock Trump's bid for the White House in December. The parody account was named "Il Duce 2016" and featured a profile picture in which Trump's hair had been photo-edited onto a stock picture of Mussolini. 

"Last year, Gawker’s Ashley Feinberg created a Twitter bot that would post quotes from the writings and speeches of the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, but with all of them attributed to businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump," Gawker  wrote.

"This morning, he retweeted that account."

Comment:

First of all, I'm still not totally sure what to make of Mr. Trump.  Is he sincere?  Possibly.  Is he just another White Knight?  Probably.  But since he is so wealthy, he can't be bought. But since he is so wealthy I don't see how he can possibly have our interests at heart - or even understand what they are.

When he says "It's only a few dollars more", who knows what figure he has in mind.  To me, "a few dollars more" means ten or twenty bucks at most.  God knows what it means to him. 

This is a guy who would go to the most expensive restaurant in Jew York City, slip the maitre d' $50 bucks for the best table in the house, and not even blink.  Hell, I did my grocery shopping today and spent $51 for a weeks worth of groceries and sundries.  Tipping a guy $50 is just not financially viable to me, but to him it's a drop in the bucket.

As to the Mussolini quote, so what?  Regardless of whether he was a good or bad person, he was right.  It IS better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.
Dan 88!


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