He was a showman and a con artist, notorious for his bombast. So full of himself, he decided to seek the highest office in the land.
Most pundits thought it was a narcissistic whim, a buffoonish lark, a fluke, something he did as a self-promotion tool.
But he entered the race, building his campaign around frustration, anxieties, fear, and nationalism.
He said he was going to make America great again. He would build a wall to keep out bad hombres who are rapists, drug dealers, and criminals, all part of his nationalist agenda.
He said he was going to drain the swamp in the nation’s capital of corruption.
He said he was going to protect us from fanatic Islamist terrorists.
He said it was a good idea to get along with, kowtow to, and have negotiations with dictators and adversaries.
But all along, the needs and interests of the American people were secondary to his own unenlighted self-interests.
With his scare-filled rhetoric, his lies, and his bullshit, he won primary after primary. And he secured the nomination.
And with the help of, and collusion with, the Russians, he amazingly won the election, something even he didn’t expect.
And for the past two years, he has slowly been destroying the American democracy, devalued America’s standing on the world stage, diminished the long-held alliances with our western allies, and given Putin a free pass.
And worst of all, instead of making America great again, all he’s accomplished is to make America hate again.