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Book Report Part 4: Trump and Obama and Machiavelli

On November 8, starting at about 7 p.m., almost 63 million Americans were showing signs of depression and disbelief.Me included.As the night went on it became clear that a reality TV star, the most famous avowed racist[1] candidate since George Wallace of Alabama, was going to become the 45th President of the United States.
WTF?
Almost no one predicted it, even among the 60 million voters who decided “grabbing them by the pussy” was just something a 59-year-old man would say while wearing a microphone.But Niccolo Machiavelli saw clearly how that Tangerine Tornado would sweep away all opposition and take the most powerful job in the world.
In his most famous book, The Prince, Machiavelli describes what works in politics, not how the world “should be.”Machiavelli says the Prince (Leader) must “take power and keep power, for without power he can do nothing.”While the world wondered what Trump really wanted, he kept charging forward and won.And now he has the power.
Trump beat 16 Republi…