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Donald Trump Holds Investments in “Absolute Disgrace” Ford Motor Company

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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has amassed a very considerable following amongst American voters because he tells it like it is. He’s a man who is not afraid to let paltry concepts like “political correctness” or “truth” get in the way of that winning quality, which has allowed him to both maintain a very, very tenuous relationship with logic and reality and not lose the trust of his adherents in the silent majority (read: the loudest people you know). It is only this approach to discourse that could allow a man who is suddenly a threat to take the most important office in the land to publicly deride a company for its international dealings while simultaneously reaping the rewards of their endeavors.

According to a 104-page financial disclosure report released this week, Trump holds investments in Ford Motor Company totaling between $500,000 and $1 million. That would be the same Ford Motor Company, by the way, that Trump called “an absolute disgrace” when it announced the construction of a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico in April. Also the same Ford Motor Company that Trump threatened with a 35% import tax. Based on the way he talks, you’d think that Trump wouldn’t want to do business with Ford for having the temerity to invest money in North American manufacturing opportunities. But, then again, this is Donald Trump, so anytime he says one thing and then turns around and does or says something completely contrary, you just gotta go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Other frequent targets of Trump’s impudent rage—Nabisco, Apple, and Disney—were listed among his investments. Other companies from which Trump profits, including VF Corporation and Thermo Fisher Scientific, have not yet become the object of his stubby-fingered scorn but are notable for having outsourced jobs last year. Sad!

While this may very well be a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, it is less likely given the individual at the center. Trump seemingly does not have to fear the backlash that might come from being incongruous in actions and deeds, which gives him little or no incentive to be truthful about anything from here on out. Not to mention, he’s certainly always cognizant of what both of his hands are doing: the left is almost always hovering just above his ungodly comb-over just in case a stiff breeze plows it over, and the right is constantly refreshing his Twitter feed to make sure that Elizabeth Warren isn’t demolishing him in public yet again. Also, both have tiny fingers.

Meanwhile, United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams announced this week that the UAW would be announcing its endorsement of a presidential candidate “soon.” In case you’re wondering, it’s not the guy who wants his supporters to think he is a champion of the working class despite being a comical transliteration of the prototypical villainous cartoon fat cat.

Hey, at least Trump probably doesn’t park like a turd.

News Source: Fortune