TRUMP IS JUST A LITTLE BOY PLAYING PRESIDENT AND HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE
People are spending a lot of time trying to figure out why Trump is behaving the way his is behaving. I believe that the answer is that all he really wants is TO PLAY AT BEING PRESIDENT.
Trump doesn’t care whether he gets things done. HE JUST WANTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE ORDERS. If things get done he can take credit for getting them done. If things don’t get done, he can blame others for screwing up and then spend many hours tweeting messages to shame them and make them uncomfortable.
He has no stake in whether health care gets repealed or what health care program gets passed. It’s win-win for him. If a bill is passed he can take credit. If it’s not he can tweet blame. He doesn’t even know what’s in the healthcare bill McConnell has crafted. That’s of no importance. He just wants to notch a win and take credit for it. He would be just as happy if the bill that passed was single payer. He wouldn’t understand that bill any more than he understands what the current proposed bill is. In fact, he wouldn’t care if no bill passed because HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF PLAYING AT THE THINGS THAT A PRESIDENT DOES TO GET A BILL PASSED. It’s win-win for him.
HE CAN PLAY HOSTING A DINNER TO PERSUADE SENATORS. He feels he played his part. If it persuades the senators he takes credit and if it doesn’t he can tweet blame. He can say, as he did on the Apprentice “You’re Fired.” PLAYING PRESIDENT IS THE ULTIMATE REALITY SHOW. HOW WONDERFUL.
The same is true for building a wall. He really doesn’t care if it gets built. And he doesn’t care if Mexico pays for it. If these things happen, he will take credit for them and if they don’t happen, he gets a chance to blame and humiliate others.
THE THING HE LIKES BEST IS ISSUING EXECUTIVE ORDERS. He gets to sit at his desk, sign a document, hold it up for the cameras to see and photograph, and give away a pen. That’s a great presidential game for him to play.
He has a group of people who have grown up watching reality TV and he knows how to put on a show for them. They like the show and will continue to be the 36% that approve of what he is doing. THAT’S ALL HE HAS TO LOOK AT TO FEEL SATISFIED AND BELIEVE THAT HE IS REALLY BELOVED AND ADMIRED FOR PLAYING AN EFFECTIVE PRESIDENT.
TRUMP IS JUST DELIGHTED THAT HE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY OUT HIS CHILDHOOD DREAM OF PLAYING PRESIDENT. When he was little he believed that when he grew up he could be president. Now that he is 71 years old he still believes that when he grows up he can be president.
As a young child he liked playing war with his toy soldiers. As a 71 year old he still enjoys playing war with his real soldiers and missiles. (He still thinks of them as his toys.)
When he was little he believed he could charm his way out of situations when he got in trouble. He figured out that if he distracted people and talked in vague terms he could lie and convince people that he was telling the truth and they just didn’t understand him properly. As a 71 year old he still does that.
When he was little he didn’t think school was important and didn’t learn much in school.
From the time he was little until he turned 71, he didn’t learn much more. (At his news conference in France he taught us that “Many people don’t know that France was America’s first ally.” Actually most 5th grade students paying attention in history class learned about that.) He doesn’t care if he says stupid things when standing next to another world leader. WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT HE IS STANDING UP NEXT TO ANOTHER WORLD LEADER AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING AND LISTENING TO THINGS HE SAYS. THERE IS EVEN A TRANSLATOR TRANSLATING HIS WORDS FROM ENGLISH TO FRENCH.
He gets to fly on Air Force One and not have to pay the cost of fuel for his own airplane. He can work out special deals for his businesses and not have to worry about violating ethics. As President he is the boss and he makes the rules. It’s every child’s fantasy. (DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO MOM AND DAD. I’M THE BOSS AND I MAKE THE RULES.)
Members of congress may stop supporting him but that won’t matter to him. HE WILL STILL BE SITTING IN THE OVAL OFFICE PLAYING PRESIDENT.
SO IT’S TIME TO STOP ANALYZING WHY TRUMP DOES WHAT HE DOES AND WHY HE CONTINUES TO DO IT EVEN THOUGH IT IS INEFFECTIVE AND OFTEN COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. JUST REMEMBER: TRUMP IS HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE LIVING OUT HIS CHILDHOOD DREAM OF PLAYING PRESIDENT!