I want to tell you how I feel about Donald Trump. This isn’t about his politics or his campaign. It isn’t even a judgment…just my feelings.
I am so oblivious to his world that until he ran for president, I didn’t know who he was. I had seen him once when I was cruising channels, which one often does when one likes so little of what TV has to offer. I happened upon a reality TV show called The Apprentice. I hate reality TV, by the way. I think they are lazy efforts at entertainment and cheap because there are enough people so hungry to be known that they will work for little or nothing. I also hate the idea that people think that the world actually wants to watch them live their lives. I prefer just enjoying the one I have.
What I saw when The Apprentice appeared on my screen shocked me. I came near the end of what appeared to be the final step of a group of people all vying for the same job. A number of men and women sat around a large table with this odd looking man sitting at the head. It was elimination time. Only one of the competitors would get the position. Trump proceeded to tell them one at a time why they had failed to make the cut. It was brutal, demeaning, humiliating…I don’t have enough words to describe what I watched. I remember thinking, “Who is this guy? How can he be so awful toward these people?” I remember how he treated one woman in particular. He slammed her for her appearance, which he didn’t do to the men, driving her to tears. I remember thinking, “Why would anyone want to work for this man?” He made my skin crawl and my heart ache.
That was it. No more Donald Trump until he decided to run for president. Now I get to see him on stage for four years. He will be dominating the news and be the main topic of talk shows and comedy routines. He has already taken over Facebook and most of my e-mail. Thank God I don’t tweet.
I can’t totally remove myself like I could from The Apprentice. I love my Country too much. I have to give him some of my attention. But I still get a heartache every time I see him. Nothing to do with his politics. Just how I feel.