It’s called a Freudian slip. And it’s defined as:
“An unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious feelings.”
Yesterday, Donald Trump made perhaps the most gargantuan Freudian slip of the 2016 campaign, telling a group of supporters he wanted to build “safe zones” for Syrian refugees and let the Gulf states pick up the tab. He added:
“It’s called OPM. I do it all the time in business. It’s called other people’s money.”
But Trump was far from finished explaining how he’s made most of his so-called fortune:
“There’s nothing like doing things with other people’s money because it takes the risk — you get a good chunk out of it and it takes the risk.”
These comments from the Orange Menace are especially enlightening since they came on the same day the Washington Post reported that Trump had used money donated by others to the Donald J. Trump Foundation for the purpose of paying off legal fines he had incurred over the years.
But on a much more profound level, this tells us all we need to know about Donald Trump. He is a fraud, a con man, a common grifter who has over the years enriched himself at the expense of others. Whether he gave vendors and contractors the shaft when one of his many failed businesses went bankrupt or played the stock market to his advantage by short selling companies he was in the process of destroying, this leech of a man has never worked a day in his life. He just picks the pockets of real working people and counts it as profit.
In the South, where I was born and raised and still live, we have a name for a person like this: We call them cheating assholes. Perhaps they call them that where you live, too.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org