by David Stockman
My book, Trumped! A Nation at the Brink of Ruin and How to Bring It Back, is no testimonial on behalf of Donald Trump’s candidacy.
Much of what he advocates is wrong-headed or downright reprehensible. But it does salute him as the rallying force for Main Street insurrection because the existing regime of Bubble Finance on Wall Street and statist aggrandizement in Washington threatens incalculable ruin.
In that context, we are mindful that in posturing as an anti-politician outsider Trump has also proven himself to be a rank demagogue. His scurrilous attacks, among other things, on Moslems, Mexicans, minorities, women, political opponents and countless more are frequently beyond the pale — even by today’s rudely partisan standards of public discourse.