What Makes Donald Trump The Most Admired Man in America

It’s also what makes him the most despised.

He’s a familiar face.

Donald Trump has been right up in our screens for most of our lives. He’s been in our movies and TV shows, and our commercials. He’s the cool rich guy who gave little Kevin McCallister directions in Home Alone 2. That scene remains one of the most memorable cameos in film history, and he barely did anything. He commands attention.

He gets to say whatever he wants.

Donald Trump is the living embodiment of how millions upon millions of Americans think about free speech.

He gives everyone the McDonald’s version of wealth.

The average American doesn’t really understand what it’s like to make a lot of money through knowledge and skill.

He has a fake marriage.

Let’s be honest, lots of men still don’t want a real marriage. They want what Trump has, a trophy wife.

He has proxy wives.

The average American male wants beautiful offspring. We can debate this all day, but you have to look at real Americans. I’m not talking about the decent ones who read The New York Times. I’m talking about the ones you meet at places like Walmart and Home Depot. I’m talking about the ones who take their daughters to purity balls.

He has power over women.

Donald Trump ran the Miss Universe Organization until 2015. That meant he was also in charge of Miss America and Miss Teen America. For decades, he could make beautiful young women fawn over him and compete for his attention and approval. They let him do whatever he wanted. He could go into their dressing rooms unannounced.

His sons worship him.

Every man wants to be a hero to his kids. Trump’s kids kiss daddy’s behind all day long. It’s every deadbeat dad’s dream.

He “doesn’t care what other people think.”

Of course, that’s not really true.

He’s talented at being mean.

Americans live for insults. They love having the last word, even if it’s only because a more mature person let them.

He makes everything look easy.

Donald Trump has never worked a real day in his life. He grew up in wealth. Despite his business blunders, he’s managed to stay there. He did it by surrounding himself with people who wanted to please him, because they were attracted to his abrasive personality.

It’s fun to be the bad guy.

It’s not that hard to see why Donald Trump is the most admired man in America. He’s spent a lifetime branding and perfecting every trope and stereotype in American culture. He is the paragon of toxic masculinity, which is alive and well today.

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