Trump Triumphant: Wins GOP Nomination

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by Stephen Lendman
On Tuesday evening, Trump became official GOP standard bearer, a billionaire tycoon representing America’s privileged class exclusively.
Pre-scripted theater had delegates from his home state of New York putting him over the top, his son, Donald Trump Jr. announcing it. Trump Sr. tweeted it’s a “great honor.”
His triumph drew mixed responses – supporters cheering, opponents shouting in protest. Anti-Trumpism failed on the convention floor – to be continued gale force from when Democrats meet next week through November elections.
America’s political system mocks legitimacy, combining travesty and tragedy. It’s too debauched to fix – fantasy democracy, not the real thing. 
Voters in November get to choose between a racist billionaire tycoon and a neocon war goddess racketeer – both widely reviled. Neither represents ordinary people.
November’s outcome is predetermined, privilege triumphing over equity and justice for all. 
Expect four more years of endless imperial wars, corporate favoritism, neoliberal harshness and police state enforcement crushing resistance.
Rights and welfare of ordinary people don’t matter. America is beautiful for its privileged class alone.
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.