In a rare moment of introspection, Trump realized out loud that being president is hard. Trump told Reuters, “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going…This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” He further lamented that he missed driving and that he had no privacy.
In a strange non sequitur, Trump again brought up the 2016 election when he beat Hillary Clinton, pointing out a US map on which the states he won were marked in red. “It’s pretty good, right?,” Trump said. “The red is obviously us.”
Seems to me that being president is getting to Trump, which is good for nobody. Even if you think that Trump has no place in the White House, which I believe is true, a presidential meltdown would be very bad.
But hey, America, you’re the ones who voted for him (well, not most of you, but that hardly matters now), so who’s stupid? And as Trump expressed before, he must be doing something right because he’s president and “you’re not.”
But the funny thing is, Trump just now realized what many of us already knew: that Trump is totally unprepared and unfit to be president. The Washington Post sums it up:
Put simply: The majority of Americans didn’t think Trump was ready to be president of the United States. Based on his comments about the job being bigger or harder than he thought, that it is more work, it seems safe to say that Trump has also now come to believe that he wasn’t prepared for the office.
So what now? Is this the wake-up call that Trump needed to get his act together? Will he suddenly stop acting like a schoolyard bully and be “presidential?” I doubt it. We have to be realistic. Besides, that would be bad for ratings. I think the best we can hope for now is that nothing catastrophic happens. And I’m sure that Trump’s right-wing puppet masters are as frustrated with Trump as we are.