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Quotes of the Day: “We’re dealing with a person who’s psychologically and categorically different from any previous president”– Michael D’Antonio; and “about as presidential as Yosemite Sam”– Tim O’Brien

2018-04-29

“We’re dealing with a person who’s psychologically and categorically different from any previous president,” says the Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio. “He may be the most successful con man in history atop the most powerful nation in history. He has prevailed in a way no other spinner of tales has prevailed.

“He’s shaping the behavior of much of the world, getting inside people’s heads. He’s like Cambridge Analytica. He knows how to determine what people are interested in and like and dislike and respond to. Then he acts in a way that changes the course of things.

“And expecting him to be different or less crazy only makes us the crazy ones. His behavior gets more outrageous, out of control and florid as the pressure on him persists. And it’s only going to get worse.”

“The guy who said he could be as presidential as any president except for Abraham Lincoln is instead about as presidential as Yosemite Sam,” says his biographer Tim O’Brien.

This quote comes from a NYT column by Maureen Dowd, who is lambasting the Democratic Party for not putting forward some really exciting new presidential prospects.  She starts her column by floating the possibility that Donald J. Trump could be eligible for the Nobel Prize for achieving Kim Jong-un’s denuclearization of Korea.   Then she compares him to Yosemite Sam.  She then claims that Democratic over-reaction to Trump’s rule could give him a chance at a second term as president.  These wild shifts of reaction to “the most successful con man in history” are characteristic of the feelings of those who have been insulted and bullied by the most powerful man on the planet who is also the most successful con man in history.

(photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

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