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Old 09-10-2019, 02:26 PM
FlikTheBlue is offline
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Originally Posted by Lamoral View Post
I don't believe that Trump is going to start a war, no.

I think I have a pretty good "read" on public figures and their motivations. My take on Trump is that he knows he only has to maintain the status quo in order to be re-elected (this is something that people might disagree with, but it's what I believe.) As long as the economy, gas prices, and access to the necessities and distractions of life, remain the same on Election Day, I think all Trump will really have to do is campaign the same way he did in 2016, and he can win.

He knows that he has a formula that works, and to throw a war into it would be messing with the formula, and I don't think he'll do it. People have been constantly insisting for the past 3 years that Trump would be throwing us into open military conflict with various parties, but it hasn't materialized and I don't believe it will.
Trump can "fake news" his way out of things like a trade war with China, the effects of his immigration policy, etc. He wouldn't be able to claim "fake news" if Americans start coming home in body bags from a war that he started, and even he's smart enough to realize that, so I think you're correct that this is what Trump is thinking.