I think Trump is the result of a downward rapid coarsening of society. Somewhere along the line we became enamored of crude and loud behavior.....but we like to call it 'assertive' or 'spunky'. I'm not a big fan of traditional soap opera...to me it's just a lot of well dressed, attractive actors portraying people who lead selfish and desperate lives. But, the new realty shows have lowered the bar considerably. Now, TV offers us an opportunity to watch people pretend to be dumb as a box of rocks while they trample on friendships, family and what used to be thought of as responsible lives.
Then Trump comes along with his bullshit show with a bunch of 3rd rate celebrities who compete for Trumps approval in effort to create something creative out of nonsense. It's perfecto, watch Trump furrow his brow, watch Trump look like he's performing some wise business move....utter garbage.
And now we have the biggest celebrity of all time, famous for being a piggish man with no respect for anyone else, the prime character in a dreadful show call an actress getting a lifetime achievement award a greatly over rated actress.....
Now it seems that a man with probably the most stunted vocabulary of any 'public' speaker I've ever seen, a man who is a terrible loser and an even worse winner, a man who never lets go of a slight and makes it his mission to ruin others has just been catapulted into the highest office in the land.
Less than half of the American people think this man of limited ability will be the best thing to come along and he will make America great. I hope he can do a lot better than i think he can. I can abide being the laughing stock of the world, but i cannot abide our enemies planning to divvy up our country because they suspect we elected an imbecile with delusions of world dominance,