I must confess I laughed at him plenty of times … sarcastic humor is what helps me make it through the day. Yet, I already know this … “This shit just isn’t funny anymore. It turns out, it never was funny. We just didn’t know.” … I think I’ve known for a while!
Maybe it all comes down to this: Donald Trump is afraid of being laughed at. Maybe the underlying motive for much/most/all of his most astonishing, reprehensible behavior is just that he’s terrified of being embarrassed, of being publicly humiliated. Of being laughed at.
Take yesterday’s appalling photo-op. Throughout much of the day a big chunk of the online world devoted itself to mocking and laughing at Trump for turning off the lights at the White House and hiding in a basement bunker because angry protesters were at his doorstep. For example:
Trump drowned in scorn for turning off White House lights as if he ‘ran out of Snickers’ on Halloween.
Trump’s response? A short stupid speech followed by a long stupid walk for a photo-op. But that photo-op was made possible by his order to send uniformed goons to bully and beat and tear-gas peaceful protesters. It wasn’t just a…
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