Trump's McCarthy Moment
When were you ever on TV? You're a loser!
No wait a minute! Number three is an attempt at humor and we all know Donald Trump is incapable of humor. He's a one-trick pony. Anger and accusing is all he can do. You will never hear a witty or funny thing come out of his mouth.
Trump's recent flap with Senator John McCain saying McCain isn't a hero because he was captured during the Vietnam War was a case in point. Beside the hypocrisy of Trump, who personally used draft deferments to escape the war and live in comfort and ease, and who never did an idealistic thing in his life except to promote and benefit himself----there is much in common between the two men.
Both are supreme egotists. They think they're better than you. Trump has the idea that because his wallet is bigger he's better---than you. McCain thinks of himself as a man of destiny, a hero carved out of history to lead.
Both men have tempers they cannot control. Both men have the mistaken idea that being angry and pointing a finger is being manly and a decisive leader. Neither of them understands charm or humor of the kind that warmed people's hearts to John F. Kennedy.
I'm not a fan of McCain, but he does have military service in his favor and unlike Trump, he at least once in his life did something that wasn't designed to make himself richer than he was the day before.
Trump and McCain have what I call "Joan of Arc Disease," a sickness, a feeling of personal piety in which the sufferer not only fails to understand the foibles of other people, but considers themselves the only noble person, the only heroic person, the only worthy person, the only sacrificing person, better than everyone else, or as Trump likes to believe, a world of losers (they don't have money) as opposed to him.
Trump lacks the ability to reflect and ponder both morally and ideologically and McCain, well he has touches of the above. He's kind of a hybrid (half-way there).
It's the similarities of the two men that put them at logger-heads, or as they used to say in Western Movies, "There's only room enough for one of us (braggart, pompous ass-hole) in Dodge City."
Trump is trying to tell voters that his record on television ratings means he can run the country. If by some miracle he got elected, you could expect him to say these things to foreign leaders:
I could go on and on but I'm a loser. If winning is what Trump represents, I'd rather be with all the others.
McCain will always be McCain, but my advice to Trump is, if you don't want do a Joe McCarthy, go to charm school. And write on the backboard 700 times. "Money is the not the indicator of a person's worth."