According to an adviser, Donald Trump has finally realized that people “f**king hate him” which is why he caved and gave Democrats everything that they wanted in the debt ceiling deal.
Axios reported, “A Trump adviser says that after a tumultuous seven months in office, it had finally dawned on the president: “People really f@&@ing hate me.” For someone who has spent his life lapping up adulation, however fake, it was a harsh realization. This is a man with an especially acute need for affirmation.”
Trump’s answer to realizing that he is despised is to make a deal with Democrats that he hopes will make him popular and loved because, for Donald Trump, the presidency is not about policy and governing the country. For Trump, the presidency is an ego tool where he is constantly mining for approval and affection.
The President will do anything if it means that he will get positive media coverage and maybe an uptick in approval ratings. The “new Trump” that the White House and some in the media are selling is the same old vain, needy, and perpetually insecure man. Democrats were able to take Trump to the cleaners because unlike Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi understand what makes Trump tick.
Trump is like a child forever craving parental approval. He will do anything to be liked, which includes selling his own party out for some good cable news coverage.
Donald Trump finally realizes that the American people hate him. What hasn’t dawned on him yet is that there is nothing outside of personality transplant that will ever make him popular with a majority of the American people.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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