If so, he hasn’t demonstrated it yet.
Donald Trump, Republican presidential hopeful, often brags about his great memory.
He does appear to have a good memory for a multitude of impressions of past events, but we all have that.
What he appears to lack is a good memory for detail.
Along with the lack of detail is his penchant for repeating himself. Were he any other 69 year old person, those witnessing both in him would worry he had early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
It could be that he’s intellectually lazy. Although by his own accounts he is an avid reader and viewer of the news, he rarely gets it right. He gets an impression, then moves on without intellectually examining further what he sees and reads. He goes with his gut and seemingly only his gut. The news media rarely gets it right Donald.
I don’t care what his IQ was or where he went to school or even what his grades were way back when or whether he filed for bankruptcy. What I care about is his ability to solve problems beyond the next money deal Now. Although money makes the world go around, without consideration for the people – the workers – who make that happen, it’s going to be more of the same: The rich will continue on their present path of securing more money, thus more power, while those who make the money for them stay impoverished.
He doesn’t have to give the details of his plans for the future of this country and the world, since details change once in office and one is confronted with the actual situations on the ground. What he does need to demonstrate – beyond all the great people he’s going to employ to get the job done his way – is that he has what it intellectually takes to lead those he employs.
It appears now that once he gets into office he’s going to need an interpreter in order to communicate effectively to all those great people he keeps referring to.
If being a billionaire qualifies someone to become the leader of the world, then I’m worried. He didn’t become a billionaire by helping 90% of the population anywhere in the world. Neither did any billionaire. They become rich on the backs of the populace – only because there are so many of us.
One could say he’s quirky. Okay, so he’s quirky. All dictators are. They originally all communicate the same thing to the populace. They want to lift you up – everyone. But they never do. They garner more and more power till eventually the populace wakes up and overthrows them.
I imagine Donald Trump walking out onto a stage adorned with a red velvet cape – King’s cape – and throwing it out to the adoring crowd for someone, some lucky person, to catch. One person will cherish that cape forever, but that’s all they’ll get, and all the onlookers will get – from this King.
That vision could be all wrong. What may not be wrong is the constant repeating of himself and the poor detail component of memory that he exhibits, possibly signaling a deeper problem within his brain.
Maybe he’s sleep deprived. Maybe not.
His other more disturbing ‘penchant’ for getting back at people who criticize him probably has given all current and future world leaders the jitters. I don’t know if that’s such a good idea. People act erratically when they get the jitters.
Frankly, I’m tiring of Donald Trump. Where once I jumped out of my office chair to go to the television when I heard his voice, I still jump, but after the first few sentences I turn the television to music and return to the office. Nothing new there.
Too much sizzle makes one think that’s all he’s got. Even on Madison Avenue that doesn’t work long term.
Most people when they get into the Presidential chair, realize the bubble that chair put them into. Donald Trump is already in that bubble.
He keeps saying he loves everybody. Then stop hating those who criticize you. They have a right to criticize you. Once in office, the criticism gets much worse. Can you handle that?