Trump Has Only Had One Job In His Entire Life: Celebrity. Will It Work For Him in November?

Thom plus logo With one simple understanding, everything about Trump's life and presidency comes into focus.

Why would it be that Trump refuses to do his job, including reading intelligence reports? Why would Trump revel in lies and outrageous statements? Why would he retweet a game show hosts conspiracy theories about the coronavirus while trashing his own scientists? Why is Trump, every day, waking up and asking how he can capture the news cycle regardless of its impact on public health or democracy?

The common line through all this is that Donald Trump thinks that his job is to be a celebrity.

That has been his job since the 1970s, and it's all he does. He hires some people to do real-estate deals, but his job is to be the celebrity. He goes on TV as a celebrity businessman. And now, as president, he again thinks that his main job is to be a celebrity.

This is really the only job he knows how to do. Get in the press, get your name on the top of the newspaper every single day, say and do outrageous things to get other people to talk about you. Celebrity.

It's the survival strategy employed by lousy students who have become the class clown and the school's worst bully. Trump just never outgrew it.

Donald Trump doesn't care how many Americans die from a virus, or how many working people lose their homes and get wiped out. He doesn't care about democracy around the world or even here in America. All he cares about is how famous he is.

When you understand that Donald Trump thinks his job is to be a celebrity, and that's the only thing he's competent at, then everything else falls into place.

Because he's good at being a celebrity but lousy at being a businessman, over the last few decades he has had to throw in with organize crime, both in the United States and internationally. He's used his real-estate empire for money laundering for oligarchs and mobsters, particularly his international properties.

Because he's good at being a celebrity and terrible at being president, America is now facing disasters at almost every level, although Trump is successfully making sure that every day he's on the top of the newspapers and the newscasts.

Because he's good at being a celebrity and terrible at understanding science, over 100,000 Americans are dead and another hundred thousand will almost certainly die before the election.

As if to prove this, today Trump tweeted that the media should not want a Joe Biden presidency because that would cause things to be "boring" which would be bad for network ratings.

America needs statesmen and stateswomen in our senior political posts, not a mobbed-up celebrity surrounded by pathetic sycophants.

-Thom

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Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 4 weeks 4 days ago
#1

Thom... what makes you think he's that good?

stopgap's picture
stopgap 4 weeks 4 days ago
#2

I think the most important factor in Trump’s quest for reelection is that it is the only way he can stay out of jail. I hear TV and Radio wonks touch on it from time to time but it should be shouted loud and often. It’s the only way he can stay out of jail and Trump knows it. This is why he commuted Stone’s sentence. He knew Stone would sing like a bird if he was sent to prison.

Stone, not only knows all there is to know about the Russian election connection and Trump’s complicity. He no doubt knows many of other of Trump’s secrets. Think Epstein! And that’s probably only the beginning.

Again, Trump can only stay out of jail, and probably along with most of his family, by being president. So he will do anything to insure that goal. No doubt he will do anything to disrupt, discredit the election or perhaps even cancel the election. He seems to be doing everything he can to exacerbate the Covid-19 crisis and make it worse. Perhaps he thinks that if the crisis is bad enough, he can justify postponing or even canceling the election.

Lets face it. This man is totally immoral and nothing can be ruled out when it comes to the depths of his depravity.

Yes, I agree that Celebrity is the only thing that he is good at, except for being a pathologic liar. And yes he is a class clown and bully that never grew out of it along with the rest of the Tea Party movement. Trumps followers all seem to be afflicted by arrested development.

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alis volat 4 weeks 4 days ago
#3

I just reread the definitions for psychopath and sociopath. No need to try to make sense of what he does or doesn't do because he is a classic case. There is no remedy.

Imagine how easy life would seem if you didn't have a conscience. One article said they are incapable of love for others, and that is what defines being human.

I agree with "stopgap", but the President is not alone. Trump, Putin, and Netanyahu are all scared of prosecution. Stay tuned on that.

If the Dems get a sweeping victory, I am dreaming of all the good they can do. President Biden will get writer's cramp undoing most of what he's done, and that could just be the first few days!

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vetinla 4 weeks 3 days ago
#4

No matter who or what DJT is, and anyone with an IQ in double digits can see he's a horrible human being,BUT, he works for the elites, and until they're done with him, reguardless of any "election", we're stuck with this monster and his sycophants.

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