The Donald is Not Amused

From The Hill:

…On Sunday Trump said that all the jokes were inappropriate given the problems facing the American people.

“I don’t think the American people are having a good time paying $5 gasoline and their clothing prices doubling and all of the other problems that they’ve got,” Trump said. “You look at what’s happening with food, so I was thinking to myself as they were doing this, the American people are suffering and we’re all having a good time. I think it’s inappropriate in certain respects, but I thought the delivery was good.”…

I have been detecting a level of moral growth in Donald Trump – as a very rich man, he’ll never really know what its like to live middle class or poor, but he’s at least reaching for understanding. That there is something wrong with a bunch of people having a lavish party while people are out of work, suffering from natural disasters, plagued by war and so many other problems is just wrong – it is the act of an out-of-touch Ruling Class. Yes, Trump is a firm member of that class…but there is something dawning there.

Most rich people, you see, are just as Chesterton described them:

Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.

And to be sure, Trump wanted it – and he set himself out to get quite a lot of it. Which is why, on the whole, very rich men don’t usually make it too far in politics. They can get on a bit, but there is a falsity about them – and a clear comprehension by most people that the super-rich simply don’t understand. But Trump seems to be learning – first off, in learning to be pro-life, now in understanding that just because you can live swell, it doesn’t mean you necessarily should.

In the end, there may be a lot more to Donald Trump than a lot of us suspected.