It is increasingly clear that there are at least three different Donald Trumps. The father, the entertainer and the executive. Most of us have only see Trump playing the role of the entertainer. This is the person you see on TV. This is the man who was the star of Celebrity Apprentice. This is the man who knows how to drive the news cycle. Sometimes he says things that are inflammatory, sometimes he says things that are flat out funny and sometimes he is just rude. This person appears to be close to the edge at times. If that was the only Trump, one would be right in questioning his qualifications to be President of the United States. But that is only one side of this man. Few people have actually seen Trump in his role as father, but it is quite obvious that all of his children have turned out pretty well and they all clearly adore him. This is the very private Trump. Trump the executive is a very serious individual. This should be obvious. While he definitely got a leg up from his father, Trump created a very successful business empire and by any measures is a billionaire. He is probably the only person in history who downgraded his lifestyle to become President of the United States.
The following article by Byron York interviewing one of Trump’s former attorneys gives us a glimpse into this version of Donald Trump.
This confirms some of the things I have always suspected. While Trump was publicly trashing Mueller, secretly he was providing Mueller with almost unlimited access. This demonstrates that Trump knew there was no collusion with Russia and he also knew that if Mueller acknowledged that, Trump would score a major political victory. The length of time of the Mueller investigation and the public bitching about it by Trump makes it very difficult for Democrats to discount the findings. Granted, they will try, but they are destined for failure. This is also clear evidence that while Trump the entertainer appears to be rash, Trump the executive is the exact opposite.
I read the New York Times report and it is poorly sourced garbage. They talked to someone who may have talked to someone. The fact that they ran with this story is proof of nothing more than absolute desperation on their part.
Trump’s enemies have two serious problems. One is that they not only conspired against Trump the individual, they conspired against the office of President of the United States. Trump, the individual, might have let them off the hook with nothing more than embarrassment. But Trump, the executive is determined to protect the office of President of the United States. When he says this must never happen again to another president, believe him. Unlike his detractors, Trump the executive is a very serious individual. He plays the long game and he is extremely focused on what really matters. He is also absolutely ruthless. That is why he put up with the Mueller investigation and all the nonsense reported every night on the MSM. Trump knew what was really going on and he has the patience and the strength necessary to stay the course. People like this are very rare and extremely dangerous. Those people who conspired to overthrow the government of the United States should be very afraid.
If you want to see how this works, watch “Gunpowder, Treason & Plot” on Netflix. It is the story of Mary Queen of Scots and her son, King James. I do not know how accurate this is from a historical perspective, but it is an excellent example of how people can totally underestimate someone. In this case a lot of people thought King James was not up to the job. In the end, they learned that he was actually more focused and ruthless than all the rest of them combined. We seldom encounter someone like that in real life, but they do exist and underestimating such people is usually a fatal mistake.
A lot of people who greatly underestimated this president are about to find this out the hard way.