Ok, I admit it, I’m almost enjoying watching the news from John McCain’s funeral. This is a double whammy for Trump, who absolutely needs to be the focus of attention. And on top of that, everyone involved in the funeral, including the speakers, the family, and even the deceased, are making sure that Trump knows that they don’t like him. Not one bit.
How long before he can’t stand it anymore and explodes all over Twitter? We’ll see.
There is also a very interesting article in Politico. Apparently, this is not the first time that Donald Trump has had a funeral problem. Most of us know that Trump was not invited to the funeral of Barbara Bush. Nor was he invited to the recent royal wedding in the UK.
But it goes back even farther. Back to the funeral of Fred Trump, Donald’s father. Apparently when the son eulogized his father, he spent most of his time talking about himself and his successful real estate projects.
And then there was the funeral of Roy Cohn, lawyer to Joe McCarthy and later longtime mentor to Trump. But Trump had shut Cohn out when Cohn was diagnosed with HIV. Shortly before he died, Cohn said “Donald pisses ice water.” Trump did attend the funeral, but he stood at the back of the room, reportedly pouting and glowering.
Also published on Medium.
If Trump were in a different job, I’d feel sorry for him. Talk about the Narcissist’s Dilemma — Trump has achieved the narcissist’s dream, where almost every news story is about him.
And he’s become so dependent on the steady stream of it that he acts out when anything causes it to flag, even for a moment.
What on earth will he do with himself when he can no longer be President? He’s on a steady diet of super-Fentanyl — when he has to go cold turkey and make do with some lesser drug, how will he cope?
I think it’s important to give him the attention he needs, it’s the perfect pacifier. In his position, any kind of tantrum could cause some real problems.