By William K. Black
September 23, 2019 Kansas City, MO
Since the Trump administration began, I have been making a series of predictions that any white-collar criminologist would find obvious. I discuss three of those points in this article. First, Trump is leading the most corrupt administration in our nation’s history. Second, over time, only the sleaziest, most cowardly, and least competent mid and senior level officials would remain in power. Third, Trump exemplifies the “Dark Triad” – the toxic mix of psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism. People beset by the Dark Triad personality characteristics are serial liars. Each of the three predictions has proven true, but any competent, honest white-collar criminologist would have made the same predictions, so I take no pride in their proven accuracy.