Trump cultists simply refuse to admit they were wrong. They were had. They got suckered and personify the old gambler's maxim, "There's a sucker born every minute."
Now the White House brought in the ultimate helicopter-parented barbie doll in America as press secretary. That tells me that the White House is very near the slimy bottom of the barrel from which they've been dipping leaches to staff the White House since the election. I just want to know who pulls her cord to trigger the recorded messages of corrupt media, Trump is God's President, and so on.
Kayleigh McEnany impresses me as nothing more than a uber-coddled millenial whose parents dashed in front of her at the Country Club to step on dandelion seed heads lest they trip her to the left, or lodge seeds under the laces of her leather Jimmy Choos creating a princess and the dandelion situation. Her appearance must be concerning to Kelly Ann Conway whom she is obviously replacing, much the way Jane Pauley was aged-out from Today by Katy Kouric. Trump like the NBC producers enjoy their younger clones. Many women in America must cringe that these amoral White House opportunists continue to manifest as blonde-haired, blue-eyed women.
Thomas Merton wrote, "The man who lives in division is not a person but only an 'individual'". Trump fits this description so perfectly and yet, even as he tosses one after another of his "friends" and "allies" on the trash heap of his presidency, professional narcissists continue to flock to him either out of purely ideological advantage or out of a deep personal need to be in the shadow of power. The suckers simply don't seem to get the fact that Trump doesn't care about anyone but Trump. After three years there is no evidence to the contrary, not one whit, and yet they keep on coming.
Merton went on to explain his statement in an exquisitely prescient description of the pathology of Donald J. Trump.
"I have what you have not. I am what you are not. I have taken what you have failed to take and I have seized what you could never get. Therefore you suffer and I am happy, you are despised and I am praised, you die and I live; you are nothing and I am something, and I am all the more something because you are nothing. And thus I spend my life admiring the distance between you and me; at times this even helps me forget the other men who have what I have not and who have taken what I was too slow to take and who have seized what was beyond my reach, who are praised as I cannot be praised and who live on my death." Thomas Merton, "New Seeds of Contemplation"
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