So far the only positive news to come out of the Republican convention is the two speeches by the Trump children. While they were both fairly well done, I find myself mildly disgusted with the conservative pundits fawning over the Trump kids. They argue that Trump can’t be all that bad, he must be doing something right because look at his kids and how smart, poised and well-mannered they are.
You can thank their mothers for their upbringing.
Trump has made no bones about the fact that he has had no interest in taking care of dirty diapers or bringing up his children other than to provide the necessary funds.
So he must have been especially pleased to land Melania, a traditional wife who believes that bringing up their son Barron is a mother’s duty. ““We know our roles,” Melania once told Parenting.com, referring to the division of labor with her husband. “I didn’t want him to change the diapers or put Barron to bed.”
Melania is as fastidious a wife as she is a mother, which Donald appreciates. Things come easy with her. “I work very hard from early in the morning till late in the evening,” Donald told Larry King in 2005. “I don’t want to go home and work at a relationship.””
OK, so Trump does not actively participate as a father or husband.
What about as President?
In May campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort explained the vice presidential pick: “He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He sees himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.”
Today we learn that according to an unnamed adviser, Trump planned to offer Kasich the position of the most powerful vice president in history. “When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy. Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of? “Making America great again” was the casual reply.”
It’s a good thing that Trump owns so many golf courses.
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