Donald Trump leads a very active fantasy life. Of course, leading a fantasy life is easy when you are rich. Where Trump always runs into problems is when his fantasies intersect with the real world. Look at any of Trump’s businesses where he had an active part in their management… oh, that’s right, you can’t look at them because they are bankrupt. Anyway, you really have to read this entire story to get a flavor for the pathological scale of Donald Trump’s megalomania.
Donald Trump says his campaign is about to head in a more congenial direction – and he might even name some of his rivals to his cabinet.
“Yes. I like Marco Rubio. Yeah. I could,” Trump told USA TODAY about a possible spot in his administration. “There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names. … I do like Marco. I do like (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard.”
Do you actually think that Trump could convince Marco Rubio or John Kasich or Scott Walker to completely repudiate everything they have professed to stand for throughout their political careers? I think he can convince Mike Huckabee or Ben Carson to be his VP. I think he can convince Corey Lewandowski or Roger Stone or Katrina Pierson or Chris Christie or any of the other losers he owns. But are Rubio or Walker or Kasich really going to want their legacy to be that they were VP on the ticket with Donald Trump? Of course, if they did, it would certainly push Thomas Eagleton out of the limelight as the only VP candidate with certifiable mental health issues.
Then there is this:
“People you see excoriating me on TV … are calling my office wanting to get on the team,” Trump said. “I actually asked a couple of them, ‘How can you do this after what you said?’ And they said, ‘No problem.’ ”
How many times have we heard this particular bullsh**? This, again, is part of Trump’s hyperactive fantasy existence where the world is beating a path to his door rather than laughing had his bad hair, trophy wife, and general dysfunction behind his back.
The real subtext here is that Trump knows he will not get the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination on the first ballot. He also knows that his bound delegates are just that, bound. They aren’t loyal. They will flee to Ted Cruz the moment they have performed their legal duty. Now he is offering the olive branch, the only sort of olive branch that Trump is familiar with, of obeisance to Donald Trump to former rivals. In exchange for burning their reputations to the ground and humiliating themselves for posterity they will be allowed to preside over the greatest electoral rout in American history.