Trump Running Headlong Into Overexposure

Wise presidents, ever since the advent of radio and television, from FDR to Obama, have been concerned about too much public exposure. They instinctively understand that the public is fickle and tires of seeing a president’s face no less so than viewing the same sitcom over and over again, regardless how entertaining they found it in the beginning.

Trump of course, unlike any rational president prior to his accidental election, has craved maximum exposure all his bizarre life. They say that genius is in the details, of which genius is certainly not in the DNA of a con man/salesman. Salesmen hardly ever sweat the details or the truth. They just close the deal and move on.

With guys like Trump its all PR image. For decades he has been selling the false notion that he is a successful, rich businessman, when all that know him well see through his fake opulence. His only claim of being a billionaire is hoping that his gangster creditors don’t pull the plug, which if they did they would likely end up with little to show for it. This is most likely why Trump is desperate that the public not sees his pathetic tax returns. After all, the only thing he has going for him is his billionaire reputation and the Russians.

But getting back to his risk of overexposure. In this area Trump can’t help himself. His ego drives him constantly into the limelight. Unfortunately his moronic understanding of the issues kills him with the well informed and those whom have nothing to gain by his position as president. Indeed, day by day his foolish words and deeds thrust a stake through his presidency.

But even if he were not among the most stupid men in America, just his relentless expose is likly to do him in. Sure, for a while, his zany personality was found by a significant portion of Americans in this TV reality world to be highly entertaining, but inevitably his act will grow old and he will be seen simply as boorish, and this should materialize just about the time his nutty policies begin to hurt his supporters.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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