Saturday, June 20, 2015
Even his name, in British slang at least, is another word for flatulence. But lovable, mega-rich windbag Donald Trump is having the last laugh. I know this because Trump is doing what I and all internet-savvy provocateurs do: he is trolling the Establishment.Like me, Donald Trump draws attention to himself through lavish spending, arresting blonde hair and sheer force of personality —and he uses that attention to tell the worst people in the world where to stick it. (My hair, similarly, has an independent following of its own.)Trump’s success and persona are such that allegations of clownishness only further inflate the balloon. Because he is shameless, he is impossible to embarrass. That’s a lesson I also learned long ago: say whatever your enemies are planning to say about you first, and say it devastatingly. If you do it with enough honesty and self-deprecation, people will laugh with you, not at you.I don’t think Trump is too fussed about becoming president of the United States. He just wants to flex. If anything, his particular power to get attention and annoy the right people is far greater outside of the presidency. Take it from me, no-one past a certain level of wealth is that fussed about anything.
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