During a CNN interview on Saturday, Democrat presidential candidate Marianne Williamson compared President Trump to Britain’s “Mad King” George III. King George III is remembered as the British monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence in 1776 due to being taxed without representation. He is said to have suffered from recurring bouts of mental illness.
Asked how she would handle the U.S. economy if she was elected president, the radical progressive said: “Well first of all, we have a little bit of a Mad King George in charge of this country right now and his chaos, and what he’s done with the tariffs, and what he’s done with China, the instability of course is causing the market to go nuts because the market doesn’t appreciate that. The market likes some sense of stability, which is understandable.”
“The first thing that’s going to happen when any Democrat is elected is that this craziness is going to stop,” Williamson continued. “I certainly would not be having this trade war with China, I certainly would not be having these tariffs.”
“But for me there is an even more bottom line fault line and that is that the U.S. economy is skewed in the favor of a very few people,” she added, “and that’s why we have to address the deeper issue, which is that for 40 years we have been playing with this trickle-down economic theory which has not lifted all boats. It’s left millions of people without even a life vest.”
It’s amusing that anyone would seek out spiritualist Williamson’s opinions on the economy. In December, she tweeted, “This country should not be run like a business; it should be run like a family.”
This country should not be run like a business; it should be run like a family.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) May 8, 2018
Note also that Williamson claimed in the June Democrat debate that she would “harness love” to defeat President Donald Trump. Well OK then …
So the sensitive, loving candidate launched into her rapid-fire, sound-byte, socialist economic-plan speech, saying, “What we need to do, I believe, is repeal the 2017 $2-trillion tax cut that gave 83 cents of every dollar to the very richest among us, the very richest corporations. Put back in the middle class tax cuts. Stop these subsidies — why did we give $26 billion to fossil fuel companies alone? Stop this situation where the United States government cannot negotiate with the pharmaceutical companies to lower drug prices.”
She continued, “Look at our military spending. Have a three percent tax on the assets of a billion dollars or more, have a two percent on $50 million or more, and then you can have the kind of cash on hand to do the kinds of things with people, the universal health care we need, give it so people can get free college at state universities, get rid of these college loans. And then you start having a situation where money can be produced from where it should be produced from, and that is people living their own dreams, their own creativity, their own productivity.”
“I don’t believe that money should come from a few corporate Democrats … corporate aristocrats, excuse me … who just sort of drop crumbs from their table in the form of job creation,” Williamson then declared.
The candidate is one of the many deserving laggards in the field of presidential hopefuls in national and state polls … it’s too bad they can’t all bring up the rear in opinion polling.
Williamson has not yet qualified for next month’s Democrat debate.
President Trump and other conservatives have warned that progressives and the leftist media have been trying to talk down the economy, which is on a record-long period of expansion and boasts unprecedented employment numbers. Creating a recession would be helpful to Dems in the 2020 elections and perhaps offers the left its only chance at defeating Trump.
Watch the interview segment below:
Video by CNN
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