Being Smart, Honest, and a Legitimate President
At one level, it is funny. The Donald goes around announcing that he is smart, honest, and a legitimate president. However, at a deeper level, it is profoundly sad. To make matters even worse, the Donald created those issues by himself. Here is my explanation of my trilogy of Trump errors.
Donald the Dumb said on Fox News about not getting daily intelligence briefings, "You know, I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years."
Now, to be honest with you, I have never been offered a daily intelligence briefing. Having said that, I really doubt that it is the same thing in "the same words every single day for the next eight years." That would be truly dumb.
Additionally, Albert Einstein, who was smart, said regarding his being smart, "The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know." I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for Donald the Dumb to utter that statement about knowing more means that you realize the vastness of what you don't know.
Finally, from a psychological perspective, bragging about one's smartness is related to that person's inferiority complex, not that person's intelligence.
As for the second part of the trilogy, it parallels the being smart issue. The Donald hones in upon issues like Crooked Hillary, in part, because he can identify with that trait in another person. What he sees as dishonesty in others is who he is. It is merely a defense mechanism for a dishonest person.
Another dishonest issue is what the Donald calls fake news. Again, he is the architect of fake news. All the major news outlets in America are not all dishonest, but he is.
Finally, the Donald is rattled by being viewed as an illegitimate president. Well, he is. Clinton got nearly three million more votes than he did. Only the Electoral College allowed him to become president.
In addition, the results of the hacking by the Russians reinforces that the Donald will be viewed as illegitimate. This is again an example of saying something that will come back to haunt him. For the two terms of President Obama, Dishonest Donald claimed that Obama wasn't an American.
Bill O'Reilly interviews the Donald about the birtherism issue. As you watch this interview, the Donald addresses the first two topics of my essay: being smart and honesty.
After years of pushing birtherism, the Donald, ended the debate. This is the only time that I have seen him deal with that issue since.
The Donald's fear of looking less presidential and legitimate is a major issue for the Donald. I agree with Congressman John Lewis. Neither of us will say, "Hail to the Chief." If the Donald had been smart, honest, and a legitimate president, we would have said it.
Interestingly, Donald the Dumb would have contested the election if he lost.
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