Donald Trump accidentally revealed something very important in a tweet

“You are so lucky to have me as your President,” is, on its face, a remarkable thing for a president to say. In fact, it’s inconceivable that any past president would say that.
Why? Because past presidents have understood that serving as president is both an honor and a public trust. That to be trusted by 330 million Americans with representing their interests both domestically and internationally is a massive gift that should humble anyone who ascends to the office. It is, without question, the highlight and honor of anyone’s life who gets to serve.
Trump, as his tweet on Wednesday makes crystal clear, views things very differently. In his mind, he is doing the country a favor in serving as president. He sees the presidency as an inconvenience — one he is only willing to take on because he believes only he can fix what ails the country.
That’s not my supposition. Trump has said that very thing. Lots of times.
“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump told Reuters in a 2017 interview. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
“This thing is costing me a fortune, being president,” Trump said in a speech in California in 2019. “It’s probably costing me from $3 to $5 billion for the privilege of being — and I couldn’t care less—I don’t care. You know if you’re wealthy, it doesn’t matter. I just want to do a great job.”
In an interview with Barstool Sports earlier this summer, Trump was even more blunt. “The best day in my life in terms of business and life and everything was the day before I announced I was running for president,” he said. “Everything was good. … Now I’m really glad I did but I was treated very unfairly.”
See, for Trump, being president is an imposition. It took him away from his great life of being rich and famous. And in his mind, very well-liked. “I had a popularity rate … I was close to 100% popular,” he told Barstool Sports. (This is, in fact, totally inaccurate. Trump has never had an approval rating higher than 50%. Ever. In public or private life.)
Being president hasn’t been as fun as Trump had hoped. And it’s been, well, hard! Way harder than being a billionaire reality TV star!
And so, Trump wants to be thanked for taking on this burden. The burden of being president.
Which, honestly, makes sense, because he wants to be thanked for pretty much everything.
There is more at the link above.   I think the article is spot on about tRump.  Thanks to Nan for sending me the link.    Hugs

6 thoughts on “Donald Trump accidentally revealed something very important in a tweet

  1. Keith September 6, 2020 / 08:55

    Scottie, I am reminded of the movie “The Help” where Viola Davis’ character tries to build the esteem of young girl put down by her mother for not being good enough. She has a mantra she does with the girl asking her to repeat the words – I am smart, I am kind and I am important.

    I think of this as my vision of what Trump thinks is what QB Broadway Joe Namath said in gest, “I can’t wait until tomorrow, as I get better looking every day.” Donald J. Trump is a racist, a con-man and a cheat so says Michael Cohen. He lives in a reality that only he is familiar.

    When I once shared with a narcissist colleague concerns that others who worked with him had, he was absolutely amazed they would feel that way. Just dumbfounded. Like Trump, he wanted names, so he could attack the critics.

    In Trump’s mind he belongs on Mt. Rushmore alone. He beats this drum into the head of his base. In reality, he will be remembered for one of two things. If not re-elected, as the worst president ever. If re-elected, the person who irreparably damaged America’s democracy. Let us make it the former. Keith

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    • Scottie September 6, 2020 / 10:03

      Hello Kieth. I agree. However the vermin that crawled out from under rocks to support tRump wont go away and they wont accept changing from the racist past they desperately want for the progressive future the rest of us require. Now that tRump has let them lose with violence, they will try to keep using it even after Biden wins. I also expect threats of violence at majority POC voting stations. Hugs

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      • Keith September 6, 2020 / 14:56

        Scottie, I did read that 55% of voters think he has handled the racial protests poorly with only 13% thinking he has handled it well. That is only about a 1/3 of his base. Keith

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        • Scottie September 7, 2020 / 13:58

          Hello Keith. Was that a poll of Republicans? Because I am surprised his approval is not higher. I wonder if more of his supporters want him to be more racist. Hugs


  2. Nan September 6, 2020 / 15:23

    Was just reading an article about Fox’s interview with Steve Mnuchin and Bret Baier asked him — “Have you ever heard the president use any of that language about veterans, dead or alive, ever being around him?” Steve’s answer was classic when he said that Trump “supports the military in an unbelievable way.”

    An unbelieveable way, huh Steve? Wonder if he realizes how much he gave away with that response.

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    • Scottie September 7, 2020 / 14:12

      Hello Nan. Yes I have noticed how any question asked to any one in this administration will answer with diversion, deflection, and world salads that can be taken to mean anything with out saying anything. But it allows his cult to make anything they want out of it. Hugs

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