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DJT Report 2023

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As of September 2023, the future occupation and preoccupation of Donald Trump remains somewhat uncertain. He is running for president, and seems to have a strong lead in the Republican presidential primary going into the 2024 presidential election.

Some commentary is provided here, and below that are news entries in chronological order with the most recent at the top.

Story Telling

As a storyteller, former President Donald Trump is known for sometimes exaggerating or embellishing details in ways some consider to be incorrect representations or lies. Over a period of four years, approximately 30,000 “lies” were identified. On a single day, he allegedly made over 500 false claims. [Source] If his trajectory remains consistent, he may now have made 60,000 questionable claims since 2015.

Popular Themes

Themes that seem to produce the most applause and laughter among his followers include comments about his critics being attacked in their homes and shoplifters being shot as they leave stores. Some examples of his material are below. The video begins with his impression of a woman trying to lift weights, as the setup to a story about men entering women’s sports after transitioning to become women.

[Source: The Telegraph, 30 Sep 2023]

Trump’s sing-song tonal inflections and gestures are mesmerizing and quite popular with his supporters.

Creative Business Practices

There have been some alleged legal issues with various Trump businesses. Financial settlements have helped bring closure to some of those concerns. The problems are said to stem from some exaggerations about the size or value of properties.


If the accusations about alleged criminal activity are true, Trump would qualify as a hyper-criminal. Learn more in the Hyper-Criminality Report 2023. [Read Report]


Despite Trump’s ongoing accusation that journalists and news media outlets are the enemy of the people, he seems to get unlimited access and coverage. High quality full-length recordings are made freely available. Respectful interviews serve to amplify his message. Examples are below in chronological order with the most recent at the top.

CNN (17 Dec 2023)

“‘Poisoning the blood of our country’: Trump ramps up anti-immigrant rhetoric” — CNN’s Steve Contorno reports on former President Donald Trump stepping up the anti-imimigration rhetoric on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. CNN’s SE Cupp and Vanity Fair’s Molly Jong-Fast analyze what this may say about his support and the impact on the 2024 election. [Source]

Forbes (30 Sep 2023)

“Trump: This Is What I’ll Do If I Am Elected President In 2024” — At his rally on Monday in South Carolina, former President Trump made a series of pledges for what he’ll do if he wins in 2024. [Source]

NBC News (8 Dec 2023)

“Trump superfans follow Trump on 2024 campaign trail” — NBC News campaign embed Jake Traylor takes a look into the “Front Row Joe” fandom following former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign. [Source]

Fox (29 Sep 2023)

“Donald Trump speaks at GOP California Convention” — Former President Donald Trump was in Anaheim, California to speak at the GOP Convention, two days after skipping out on the second GOP debate. [Source]

Fox 2 Detroit (27 Sep 2023)

“Former President Donald Trump speaks before striking UAW members in Macomb County” — Full speech: Former President Donald Trump spoke before some striking UAW members in Clinton Township at Drake Industries. [Source]

NBC (17 Sep 2023)

“Full Trump Interview: ‘I don’t consider us to have much of a democracy right now’” — In this full, unedited interview with Meet the Press, former President Trump discusses his views on the 2020 election, abortion rights, foreign policy and more. [Source]

CNN (11 May 2023)

“Anderson Cooper addresses criticism about Trump town hall” — Anderson Cooper addresses the “disturbing” comments made by former President Donald Trump at CNN’s Republican presidential town hall. [Source]

CNN (11 May 2023)

“Voters from town hall weigh in on Trump’s performance” — CNN’s Gary Tuchman speaks with New Hampshire voters following the CNN Republican presidential town hall with former President Donald Trump. [Source]

The Telegraph (11 May 2023)

“Donald Trump cheered by audience after calling presenter a ‘nasty person’ during CNN town hall” — Donald Trump snapped at a CNN presenter calling her a “nasty person” and claimed his sexual abuse verdict would help him win in 2024 during a wide-ranging primetime appearance before Republican voters. The former US president had a combative back and forth with moderator Kaitlan Collins as she pressed him over his storage of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate. As Collins disputed his responses, Mr Trump said: “Can I talk? Can I answer the question?” [Source] More on this story is available from MSNBC. [View]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com