A friend asked me later whether Trump wasn’t “in on the joke” of his public persona, and I said that, as far as I could tell, the Trump we were used to seeing on television was the honest-to-god authentic Trump: a ten-year-old boy who, for unknown reasons, had been given a real airplane and a billion dollars. In other words, a fun guy to hang around with.
fact is, Trump is just funny. He has made politics interesting. His SCOTUS nominee and most cabinet appointees are decent.
Not every one agrees.