[Hat tip: commenter “liz.”]
Here’s an interesting article alleging that Trump wasn’t originally intending that he actually might be the GOP nominee. It’s from a woman named Stephanie Cegielski, former director of a pro-Trump super-PAC called Make American Great Again.
I have no idea whether what she writes about Trump’s state of mind is true or not, and at this point it’s not all that important, except as a note of alarm by a former Trump supporter. My guess is that while Trump expected to do much better this time than in his previous runs, and had probably done some polling research on that, his success—and the fervor of so many of his supporters—has indeed surprised him.
He certainly was never prepared or equipped to go all the way to the White House, but his ego has now taken over the driver’s seat, and nothing else matters. The Donald does not fail. The Donald does not have any weakness. The Donald is his own biggest enemy.
A devastating terrorist attack in Pakistan targeting Christians occurred on Easter Sunday, and Trump’s response was to tweet, “Another radical Islamic attack, this time in Pakistan, targeting Christian women & children. At least 67 dead, 400 injured. I alone can solve.”…
This is not how foreign policy works. For anyone. Ever.
Superhero powers where “I alone can solve” problems are not real. They do not exist for Batman, for Superman, for Wrestlemania and definitely not for Donald Trump…
The hard truth is: Trump only cares about Trump.
And if you are one of the disaffected voters — one of the silent majority like me — who wanted a candidate who could be your voice, I want to speak directly to you as one of his biggest advocates and supporters.
He is not that voice. He is not your voice. He is only Trump’s voice…
I, too, think our country has gone off track in its values. I, too, think that we need a dramatic change of course. But I am, in my heart, a policy wonk and a believer in coming to the table with necessary knowledge for leading the free world.
The man does not know policy, nor does he have the humility to admit what he does not know — the most frightening position of all.
The beginning of wisdom is knowing what you do not know.