Friday, January 13, 2017
All Hat - No Cattle
"All hat -- No cattle". That's a term we use in Texas to describe someone who is a fraud. It refers to someone who wears a big cowboy hat, but doesn't work or own any livestock. He's just posing as a cowboy, but is actually a fraud.
The term easily can be applied to Donald Trump. Trump likes to put on a big show, but there's no substance to back it up. He's a giant fraud, who thinks his show will fool the American people. A prime example of this occurred during his recent press conference. Here's how Colin Taylor at Occupy Democrats described it:
Donald Trump’s efforts at fooling the American people into believing he’s a competent leader are nothing but a pathetic charade, and nothing makes that clearer than discovering that the large pile of folders placed next to him at yesterday’s dumpster fire of a press conference were in fact all for show, and contained nothing – like Donald Trump’s promises to divest himself from his businesses.
The giant stack of documents next to Trump yesterday were supposed to be evidence of “preparations” he had made for turning his business over to his sons, full of word-papers and number-stuff like a real businessman. “These papers are all just a piece of the many many companies that are being put into trust to be run by my two sons!” crowed Trump.
Of course, the papers were all blank.
This is the political equivalent of stuffing your clothes to make your…hands look bigger. Trump even had his staffers there cheering, giving the impression that there was a huge crowd, but it’s all smoke and mirrors.
Trump has no idea what he’s doing, and while these petty grade-school ruses go quite well with his grade-school insults, it just goes to show how desperately he’s working to convince people that he actually knows what he’s doing – and it’s not working one bit.