The longer we know President Trump, the more we love and respect him. At the age of seventy-five, he's America's first President-in-Exile and increasingly opening up to us, daring to be a trifle vulnerable about the emotional toll Saving America has taken on him.
What was your grandfather doing at seventy-five years of age? Mine was ensconced in his La-Z-Boy, working the crossword while the television warbled gently in the background. On Thursdays he went garage saling and enjoyed lunch at Old Country Buffet. Once a week, he massaged, I mean, mowed the lawn into verdant perfection. Such was the gentle round of his simple life and he liked it, dang it! He was seventy-five years old! Hadn't he earned some peace?
You really can't blame 75-year-old President Trump for being sick of this shit. The man has been campaigning for six years for three terms as President. He's won (and will win again) every time too. He's also been hit with endless roadblocks, backstabs, lies, allegations, subpoenas, investigations, two failed impeachments and one bizarre coup. Under circumstances that would try the patience of a saint, we've never seen him lose his temper nor take a dime in salary.
It's a sign of our growing trust and intimacy that President Trump feels safe in revealing to us how sick-and-tired he is of it all. For the first time in six years, he's opening up about how difficult this journey has been for him as a man. This new vulnerability makes him all the more endearing, all the more charming.
But the Mainstream Media won't tell you any of that.
Reagan Was Liked but Trump Is Loved
Sometimes, you don't realize how much you love someone until they're in trouble. That's how it was for us, the American people, when we heard that President Trump and Melania had tested positive for COVID-19. I bet you can remember exactly where you were when you first heard the news.
I know Nancy Pelosi's white roots have already grown out since her infamous visit to that hair salon. But thanks to Donald Trump bringing it up at every awesome rally, it's not stale news yet!
The whole incident would've blown over in a jiffy if she'd had the humility and Erma Bombeckesque sense of humor to say, "Sorry, my bad. I just wanted to look my best for my voters."
But no! Nancy herself blew the incident into A Thing by projection, by attempting to gaslight the American voter by blaming the hair salon for setting her up. Basically a grown-up version of, "I know you are but what am I?" Typical narcissism. The faux apology that circles around to blame the victim.
As soon as Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, screams of "Narcissist!" resounded through cyberspace.
It was the perfect label at the perfect time. The whole Narcissism trend had just started and I was in the perfect place at the perfect time too. As Trump began his presidential campaign, I began writing PsychCentral's first dedicated narcissism blog, Narcissism Meets Normalcy.
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