WATCH: 5 reasons why Donald Trump won't complete his first term

Donald Trump is the kind of guy who loves the hunt and kill, not 4 years serving the people of the United States


D. WatkinsMatthew Smith
January 16, 2017 6:00PM (UTC)

I actually don’t think Donald trump is going to last four years in office.

 Not because he clearly doesn’t understand the rules or know which phone calls he can and can’t take, and not because he can’t decide if he wants Ivanka or Melania to be the first lady. Not because he nominated Ben Carson to fill a position his own spokesperson admits he knows nothing about, and not because he and Mike Pence are assembling a white supremacist dream team cabinet — yes, I consider Carson a black white supremacist — and not because he proves to be more and more incompetent every day.
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I don’t think Donald Trump will last four years in office because Donald Trump is a hustler. He’s a moneymaker. He’s Mitch from “Paid in Full,” in love with the flip — the kind of guy who gets off by turning one dollar into 20. And Donald loves more than the hunt: He loves the bloody kill and the meal.

I know this because I hustle and I know hustlers; they birthed me, raised me and showed me the game. I can spot a hustler from a mile away, and Donald has all of the characteristics of a guy that that could never fully commit to a 9-to-5 for a number of reasons.

1. The presidency is about helping people.

Donald Trump is clearly a narcissist.

2. The money is funny.

U.S. presidents make only $400,000 a year, a paltry salary by Trump standards that he has already decided to waive. He probably spends that much on hair gel and plugs every year.

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D. Watkins

D. Watkins is an Editor at Large for Salon. He is also a professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins is the author of the New York Times best-sellers “The Beast Side: Living  (and Dying) While Black in America” and "The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir."

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Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith is an associate video producer at Salon. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mickey Mouse and video games, and regularly tweets about both.

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