Monday, February 6, 2017

He could always Nixon his way out...

So I don't want to tell the President how to do his job, but maybe if he tried being less terrible at it, people wouldn't you know, march against him in the streets? I only mention it because apparently the fact that everyone hates him is kind of getting to him. At least according to Howard Stern.
You're probably doing something wrong when people have
invented a special kind of hat just to protest you. 
Above: Trump and Stern being rude
and dismissive towards women together. 
Wai-wah? Yeah, Howard Stern has been chiming in about Trump on his radio show. They're like BFF's despite staunch political differences which, on the one hand, well done. If there's one thing we could really use right now, it's people who can see past political differences and still be friends despite the toxic atmosphere. On the other hand, holy shit how can you be friends with a guy who, two-weeks in, is already drawing comparisons to one of the crazier Roman Emperors? Ok, comparisons made by me, right now, but still, comparisons. Apt ones.

Which one? Lets say Commodus. He was woeful unqualified, he got the job under shady circumstances and he was an unrepentant narcissist. He even used to compete in gladiatorial matches which was considered like, super low class for someone who ran the entire goddamn known world.
The modern equivalent would be getting
into Twitter fights with Rosie O'Donnell.
Pictured: The man who has the
ear of the President. Holy shit...
Anyway, here's what Stern said:

"I know something about Donald Trump, he really does want to be loved. He does want people to really love him. And that drives him a lot. I think that he has a very sensitive ego. And when you're President of the United States people are going to be very, very critical."

-Howard Stern,
aka Fartman

His ego is the psychological equivalent
of an unguarded thermal exhaust port., ok. So I definitely buy the part about the sensitive ego, and not being able to tell the difference between good attention and bad attention would fit right in to our read of him as a short-tempered man-child. It also aligns with White House Press Secretary and petulant rage fountain Sean Spicer's assertion that the President is obsessed with the polls. Like any celebrity, he's worried about his ratings which, wait, is our seemingly impotent rage finally going to pay off? 

Ok, almost any disgrace.
If we keep this up, the marching and the constant Alec Baldwin SNL sketches, do you suppose maybe he'll quit? Because he can you know. Quit. Nixon did it and look how it worked out for him...ok, bad example, but Trump wouldn't even have to live out his remaining years being despised. This is the 21st century, and celebrities seem to be able to bounce back from any disgrace.

Trump could go from our most hated President to hosting a new TV show overnight. Overnight! Of course, we'd then be stuck with Mike Pence, so I admit, it's not a perfect solution, but it's a step in the right direction.
Think about it, no more pressure, no more people marching in
the streets by the millions to chant about how awful you are. Everyone
will love you again. Well, maybe not love you...but hate you less.

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