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"I am Trump" continued


It is true that we can’t compete with Trump when we compare ourselves to his billionaire, business, media, and entertainment categories. However, comparing other qualities of our lives to those of the giant, many similarities begin to manifest themselves. On closer examination we say, "Hey, he's just like the rest of us." Indeed we do share commonalities with Trump in many areas. Here are 20.

#1 Trump is a loner fighting the big system. Each of us stands alone confronting the same gigantic system.
#2 Trump is an outsider to the political ruling class. Do you know anyone on the inside?
#3 Trump is self-funded with no donations with strings. We each pay down our credit cards and write out checks from our own checkbook.
#4 Trump belittles famous and powerful people. One of our favorite pastimes is belittling our neighbors and co-workers in order to make us appear better.
#5 Trump lambasts incompetence when he sees it. If you don’t, you should.
#6 Trump is criticized for his lack of a plan. And, what is yours?
#7 Trump is prone to put his foot in his mouth. How does yours taste?
#8 Trump seems to genuinely like his family. Most of us do.
#9 Trump calls it like he sees it. Is there any other way?
#10 Trump is a braggadocio. Don’t we love inflating our little stories.
#11 Trump changes his position on issues. Did you ever do that?
#12 Trump is or isn’t a true conservative. Labels, labels, labels!
#13 Trump likes to flit around with the beautiful people. Who wouldn’t!
#14 Trump lobbies government on his own behalf. What do you ask for from your local politicians?
#15 Trump gets testy when reporters probe his personal life. And, you wouldn’t?
#16 Trump wants less government intrusion in his life. I doubt you disagree?
#17 Trump exposes his shadow side now and then. How well hidden is your dark side?
#18 Trump slaps back when attacked. Do you just take it?
#19 Trump wants more money. Do you know someone not in that line?
#20 Trump wants to make America great again. Who wants to make it worse off?

I stopped adding more at 20. If I had more time, I’d add more. How about you? How many can you add?

Critics of The Donald phenomenon tend to rationalize Trump’s followers as “a bunch of disgruntled rednecks who are mad as hell and angry at the government. They join The Donald’s bandwagon to vent their frustrations and let off steam." Well, that is true to some extent and in some cases. What the critics fail to understand is that the identification with Donald Trump is anchored more in the long lists of commonalities, such as the 20 above, than it is in the “We’re angry” mantra.

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