Or, on the other hand, what they pretend not to understand.
On MeWe, a friend posted: “The problem with government is that it attracts people who want to govern.”
Which is all too true. My response was:
As we’ve said before, the right man for the job is the man who absolutely, positively, does NOT want it.
On reflection, I added the following:
I think that actually encapsulates Trump, FWIW. He doesn’t want to be president, he doesn’t want to govern; he wants to fix things so the government stops trying to self-immolate itself and take the entire country with it. If being president is how he can accomplish that, he’ll take on that job. This is his sacrifice, to coin a phrase. And in that, he rather perfectly fits the mold of the true public servant the Founders and Framers had in mind.
Other than Reagan — and frankly, I have doubts at this stage in my life about Reagan’s actual effectiveness — I believe strongly that Trump is the only president in my lifetime who actually has cared about the average citizen and tried to better their lives, and at the cost of his own privacy and personal fortune, at that. Not even W has been pilloried and crucified the way Trump has.
I dunno. I’m just calling ’em as I see ’em.