How Trump thinks he looks better
During my 32-year Navy career, I infrequently ran into the individual who subscribed to the belief “If you look bad, I look better.” This was the person who touted all they accomplished, always using the pronoun “I” rather than “we” or “they” when describing accomplishments. This was the person who, if things went wrong, blamed his subordinates rather than assume responsibility. Seniors and juniors in his chain of command soon recognized him and came to loathe and distrust the individual. He was frequently isolated and others were reluctant to share information because of the fear it would be used against them.
I, like most others, accepted the results of the election and knew Donald Trump was the president. I wished him well because if he succeeded, the country succeeded. I am very disappointed because he has become or always was the type of person described above.
The most telling indication was his blatant lie concerning previous presidents and their phone calls to grieving families. Using one of the most sensitive issues in America to try to raise himself above previous presidents is despicable. Politicizing in a public forum one of the most tragic events in the country and for a family is abhorrent. It’s a perfect example of “If you look bad, I look better.”