British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read
That is, indeed, excellent.
And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever. I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.
His followers think he's funny... but they like bullies. They like being on the side of bullies, because they think that means they
won't get picked on.
Trump's "humor" is very witless and basic. It's just mockery. And he always kicks down. He likes targets that aren't going to hit back. And he chickens out face to face. He always loves to take shots at Obama, but when they had the transition at the White House and he was actually confronted with Obama, Trump sunk into himself and acted like a piddling little beta-dog. He gave fawning praise of Obama afterward.
Trump is a weak guy who wants to be respected by strong guys... and that's been part of the problem his whole life. He tries to cover it up by being a "clown," but he's not even good at that. He needs an audience of easily-amused toadies so he can pretend he's a "comedian."
Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers. And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.
Nailed it. Not only is he
a troll, the people he appeals to are trolls. We can see that much on this board. Trump's surrounded by a cult of people who think being an annoyance is an accomplishment.
We see it as having no inner world, no soul.
I think the man has almost no imagination. He lies all the time, but I don't think he could write a story to save his life. There's nothing "creative" in Trump. And, again, that's why he appeals to the people he appeals to: most of them have no imagination or creativity, either. They like to just repeat things that other people have created.
And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully. That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.
yeah. That's been obvious whenever he's been around Putin, or Kim Jong Un. He fawns all over them, wanting them to like him. He likes to pretend he's a "tough guy" but he knows what he is is a butterball who can barely lift a Big Mac. Whenever he runs into someone who actually accomplished something (and usually something BAD), he rubs up against their ankles. His body language slides right down to crouch-and-piddle drone-level.
He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.
And women. Women aren't weak, but Trump views them as such, so he's always trying to intimidate them. From the creepy way he stalked around after Hillary during the debate to the way he snipes at female reporters to the nasty things he says about "blood from wherever" and such, he really likes to target females. He's scared of other males, one on one. Again, much like a lot of his followers.
This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss. After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss.
That's the real reason a lot of us hate him so much -- he's an embarrassment, and he makes our country look stupid.
The fact that he has a following, and isn't universally rejected for being a childish asshole, is humiliating for the country. It makes our population (or far too large a chunk of it, at least) look like a bunch of bigoted, gullible simpletons who fall for bush-league con-jobs and who are too weak to admit it. Other countries see him for what he is. The fact that so many of our people don't -- or at least won't admit that they do -- gives us a moronic, hateful image. It's like Brazil. Brazil currently looks like a shit moron country because they elected that Bolsanaro jackass, who's the only person in the world who might
be worse than Trump. That country's going to be decades recovering from the image they gave themselves. We likely are, too.
But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.
And, unfortunately, so reflective of his base. His base is the real problem. Trump will go away. The pieces of shit who follow him will still be here, eager to make another mistake. It's good to see some Republicans, like the Lincoln Project, have enough pride to turn on him and try to save themselves from the image he's branding them with. But for the most part, Trump's ripped the mask off the Republican party, and revealed it as a hypocritical wing of organized crime that uses the bigotry and conformity and idiocy of its voters as fuel.[/quote]