Who knows the average joe American people better than bailout-boy and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson? Speaking with BloombergTV this morning, he excised his opinion on the “angry American” people and why, despite “being ripe for populism,” Paulson forecasts that “I don’t think we’re going to see a President Trump.”
MICKLETHWAIT: Would a President Trump be a useful ingredient to that long term stability?
PAULSON: Listen, you know the answer to that as well as I do, and I don’t think we’re going to see a President Trump.
RUHLE: You don’t think we will? What do you think we will have here?
PAULSON: I don’t — listen, I shouldn’t even have made that comment, because I’m — I’ve got to tell you, I’m seeing things today that I never expected to see from either party. Never expected to see, and things that are very disappointing and disturbing to me, the level of the discourse, and I think what we have is, when you have the American people as angry as they are, that this is — this makes them ripe for populism, and I think what we’re seeing is rooted in that populism, so, but I’m not going to make a prediction on who our president’s going to be. But I will stick my neck way out and say, I don’t think it’s going to be Donald Trump.
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