Donald Trump has spent the past four years doing his damnedest to erase the legacy of Barack Obama’s administration. Despite what he might claim, this defining drive of his seems to have far less to do with actual ideology—which Trump is more than willing to adjust as suits his current political or electoral needs—and far more to do with his deeply ingrained personal hatred for the country’s first Black president. It’s of course not difficult to figure out why this would be the case for a vehement lifelong racist like Donald Trump.
At a rally in Pennslyvania today, Trump brought up Obama once again. Mining that deep vein of grievance and victimhood that runs to the very core of his character, the president lamented the fact that Obama is widely regarded as an incredibly talented orator.
“I never thought he was a good speaker personally,” said Trump, who himself consistently struggles to speak coherently, preferring instead to engage in opaque, discursive speeches that rarely make sense and never impress anyone who isn’t already a MAGA acolyte.
“And they say he’s so handsome. He’s so handsome. Oh. Okay. Alright,” added Trump with what can only be interpreted as naked jealousy.
It’s a bizarre thing for a president to focus on and offers a telling look into the swirling vortex of insecurities that constitutes this man’s character. Part of him simply can’t stand the fact that by just about every metric Obama is better regarded. Trump is a vain, petty creature who somehow thinks that attacking his predecessor’s media coverage is a wise use of his time with little more than a week left till election day. As usual, his priorities are completely skewed.
After the complaint about Obama’s good looks, Trump attacked the former president for allegedly drawing small crowds to his pro-Biden events, as if having small crowds during a deadly global pandemic is a bad thing. Just because Trump and his followers don’t take COVID-19 seriously doesn’t mean real statesmen like Barack Obama shouldn’t. More to the point, crowd sizes are ultimately irrelevant. All that matters is the final vote tally and on the front things are looking promising for Biden and consequently promising for America.
Trump bizarrely suggests that the media is fixated on Obama's handsomeness pic.twitter.com/mACvNUnK8V
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 26, 2020
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