Why There Will Not Be a Trump Presidency

Full disclosure, while I don’t particularly care for labels since they tend to pigeonhole people, I am a registered Democrat. Therefore, this article may be biased. Whatever. I am so sick and tired of seeing and hearing about Donald Trump that I felt compelled to toss in my two cents. It seems as if his popularity may be starting to wane, thankfully, however, he never wanted to be the President of the United States. Of course, he wants us all to think that he does, and his ego, which is larger than Manhattan, is what prompted him to enter the race. What he is is an entertainer; and he’s very good at it. And his love of publicity knows no bounds. His original plan was to run for president (which he can certainly self-fund) and be loud, brash, and bombastic. In other words, he would be himself. He could say as many outrageous things (building a wall along the Mexican border among many) as he liked without worrying about offending anyone or losing votes since he didn’t really want to be president. In fact, the outrageous statements are part of his plan. The purpose of these statements is twofold. First, their lack of political correctness allows Trump to claim that he is a courageous man who speaks his mind and from the heart without fear of any political fallout. Second, since these statements are so outrageous, he figured that enough rational people would realize that no one who says these things should be allowed to run the country. So the end result would be that he could say to the world that he had the passion to run for office and the honesty to speak his mind; however, he would never actually have to be president which as I said, he never wanted. By the way, the reason I say he doesn’t want to be president is because since he is not a stupid man, in spite of his huge ego, he is well aware of the fact that he is not even remotely qualified to occupy the White House. After all, a real estate developer and a reality television show host who has never held any public office, seriously? So this whole thing could have gone very well for him, however, then the unexpected happened. He started soaring in the polls. Enough people actually like him. Or at least they like watching the show. Anyway, when he found himself the leader of the pack, that ego of his that I keep talking about forced him to take the ball and run with it. There was no way he was going to drop out of the race amidst all this glory. So now he’s just going to go with it until his numbers fall drastically, in which case, he’ll be able to drop out but say he gave it the old college (the Wharton School, as he loves to remind us) try, or the Republicans figure out a way to dump Trump. Either one of these two possibilities will assure that there will be no President Donald Trump, and that will make Trump, me, and many, many, many other people very happy.

Jim Brooks         


“Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.”

Rick Pitino