Aw, gee, if only I'd made the point sooner...
On Monday, I wrote a piece about how, despite what the GOP Establishment was trying to sell, Donald Trump was not going to "change" and become "presidential." And anyone who actually thought he would "change" and become "presidential" was living in a fool's paradise and had given up the concept of thinking.
It only took one day.
Yesterday, Politico had an article here by Kenneth P. Vogel and Eli Stokels headlined, "Trump rejects new adviser's push to make him 'presidential'"
Ha! Go figure. Who'd have thought...??!!
He didn't even make it to his name-calling victory speech last night. Not just childish, bullying name-calling, but explaining why he didn't have to be presidential. That it was easy to be presidential, and he could be presidential any ol' time. Sure he could, though seeing him do so just once might be an amusing sidelight. He came across sounding like the alcoholic saying he could stop drinking any time he wants -- after all, he's stopped dozens of times.
Anyway, the Politico article begins, "Donald Trump is bristling at efforts to implement a more conventional presidential campaign strategy, and has expressed misgivings about the political guru behind them, Paul Manafort, for overstepping his bounds, multiple sources close to the campaign tell POLITICO." It adds that Trump is now "taking steps to return some authority to Manafort’s chief internal rival, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski" -- the guy arrested for assault on a reporter.
And anyone who doubts the article -- long before even having to read it, I saw the news the night before and watched the "changed" Donald Trump go on a meltdown rant against Ted Cruz and John Kasich, and I thought, "Oh, my, yes, how presidential." About nine hours after I posted my article.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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