What the hell were U.S. oligarchs thinking when they let Trump be president?

Yesterday a friend & I talked about why they would allow Trump to take office after losing the popular vote, showing himself to be a vulgarian pig, & being financially compromised, maybe criminally implicated, in business dealings in several countries. They could have stopped it any number of ways.

Surely they were planning an abrupt rightward shift in US politics but he seems to be bungling even that & challenging institutions of capitalist rule along the way, like the judiciary. Clinton’s policies wouldn’t have been different but she was in the tradition of politicians promising the sky & delivering the opposite & wouldn’t have been so disruptive. With that coterie of vicious halfwits & racists surrounding him, he’s making the US presidency look like amateur hour at a maximum security facility for the criminally deranged.