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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:18 PM

1980's Spy Novel that Predicted Trump



http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/04/10/ted_allbeury_s_twentieth_of_january_predicted_the_rise_of_donald_trump.html

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Identified by the Soviet spy chief as a man who “wishes to be in politics for business reasons,” the vain and superficial Powell, says a Washington insider, “just came out of nowhere. He was one of six or seven possible runners. A complete outsider, then—boom, he was the Republican candidate,” with the added appeal of not being a professional politician. Meanwhile, Powell’s wife, who doesn’t like the political world and from whom he leads a separate life, remains in the family home with their young son instead of moving to Washington.

The new president, according to his campaign manager–cum-sleeper agent Andrew Dempsey, enjoys the trappings of office “like a kid in a toy shop” but is somewhat fuzzier on policy beyond promising “to slash taxes, cut unemployment, and achieve peace on earth.” Says Dempsey, “He doesn’t know how he’s going to do it but, by Jesus, he’s going to do it.” Whatever Powell’s priorities are, his Russian backers know what they want from him, namely “a peace pact, troops withdrawn from Europe, trade both ways,” and soon the president-elect is toeing the isolationist line.
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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:25 PM

1. That's incredible thanks for posting

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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:38 PM

2. From the Amazon blurb about book:

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Seemingly out of nowhere, wealthy businessman Logan Powell has become President-elect and is only weeks away from assuming the most powerful position in the world on the twentieth day of January. Across the Atlantic, veteran British intelligence agent James MacKay uncovers shocking evidence that suggests something might be terribly wrong with the election. With the help of a reluctant CIA, MacKay sets out on a dangerous and daring mission to discover if the unthinkable has occurred: is President-elect Powell actually a puppet of the Soviet Union?

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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:52 PM

3. Go in and change Powell to Trump...

And Soviet Union to Russia, and rename it something like 'The Reign oh the Shitgibbon' or something like that and rerelease it.

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