When Donald Trump announced he was running for president over a year ago, most people (myself included) took it as a huge joke. Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart was beside himself with “joy” mocking his campaign announcement.
As Trump skyrocketed to the top of the presidential leaderboard, the joke was quickly over. While many still never thought he would actually become the nominee, early on it became rather obvious that there wasn’t anyone within the rather large field of GOP candidates who was really much of a threat.
However, there are quite a few folks out there (I’m one of them) who don’t think Trump actually wants to be president, he just wants to become president to feed his enormous ego. Even when he was asked during a recent interview with 60 Minutes whether or not he actually wanted to be president and govern, he danced around directly answering the very simple question, before finally saying he did after being pressed a little more to provide a “yes” or “no” answer.
Well, a report that came out Wednesday from The New York Times basically confirms what many people have suspected about Trump all along — that he doesn’t really want to be president, he just wants the title.
According to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer nonetheless: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?
When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.
Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?
“Making America great again” was the casual reply.
The article also goes on to say that eventual pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was essentially Trump’s last choice, but he was someone the campaign knew would say “yes” to “The Donald.” This does go along with the puppet-like behavior Pence displayed during his first joint interview with Trump just a few days ago. He almost seemed afraid to answer many of the questions, with Trump often cutting him off and answering for him.
But this is essentially what many people have felt about Trump this whole time. He wants to be called “President Trump,” while enjoying all the attention and fanfare that comes along with being president, but he doesn’t actually want to do the job — he wants his VP to handle most of that. He doesn’t want the 24/7, 365 days a year responsibilities that are required of anyone who holds that office. He just wants to be the “face” of the White House and the nation, letting everyone else do all the work, while he takes the credit for it — and probably none of the blame.
This makes perfect sense considering the type of person Trump is. He’s 70-years-old, rich, arrogant and has had people doing most of the work for him nearly his entire life. All he’s really ever been is a face of the “Trump brand.”
The truth is, Donald Trump is nothing more than a sleazy salesman who’s spent his entire campaign pandering to millions of fools who are ignorant enough to buy the con he’s trying to sell.
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