>>494396> Would it be an embellishment to say Donald Trump is the world's most successful conman?
No, I think that's probably an accurate assessment. Plenty of con men in history have made tons of money cheating people or amassed a substantial following of dupes, but to actually become President of the United States? That's a new one.
I know there are people who will claim that we've had shady Presidents before, and that's definitely true. But even the most crooked of them honestly believed in the things that they were doing. Nixon, for example, really believed that he was serving America above all else. Trump, on the other hand, doesn't really have any convictions or any loyalty beyond himself, he just does what serves him at any given moment. It's why he flip-flops so drastically even on supposedly core issues depending on who talked to him last.