Trump desires to serve himself, not his country

The job of United States president has historically aged good men rapidly. To perform it well is clearly a difficult and stressful undertaking. Presumably one must have a genuine desire to serve their country, and a large streak of altruism to boot, in order to be willing to take on the ordeal.

Now in the strange case of Donald Trump, the motivation for seeking the office is really in question. The man has long been a self-centered playboy who apparently has made a science of avoiding taxes and military service, so a desire to serve his country is kind of difficult to argue. And altruism really doesn’t seem like a defining Trump trait either, so why the hell did he run for president?

The recently divulged tax information paints a pretty clear picture that he has a gift for losing vast sums of money, and struggles with repaying his debts. Possibly the notion of immunity coupled with an avenue to getting out from under a mountain of debt was too appealing to resist?

Tony Smith

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