I am fascinated by this whole - I can’t think of the right word - thing.
I spend more time on twitter than I should. My favourite tweet so far is this one.
“I hope Trump goes back to hosting celebrity apprentice but this time whenever he tries to fire anyone, they sue him and refuse to leave” (Sara Cooper)
This morning Trump tweeted this: I WON!
Not “the voting isn’t certified yet and we still have a chance”. I WON!
It is just so remarkable. I never watched The Apprentice. I always joked that the only reality TV show I watched was professional wrestling. Donald Trump is in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame for a grudge feud he had with owner Vince McMahon (the Battle of the Billionaires) which Trump won resulting in McMahon being shaved bald. Great entertainment if you follow wrestling.
But the wrestling motif is all of Trump’s schtick. Taunting opponents. Riling up the crowd. Strutting. Making bold predictions. And then when you lose, claim it was rigged that your opponent cheated (a foreign object, etc). Demanding a rematch at Wrestlemania.
And what is most remarkable is the number of people including high ranking Republicans who can’t see that this act is phonier (more delusional?) than wrestling itself. It is beyond crazy.