A Closer Look at Trump
John Butch Preston
y name is Ned. While watching the news on TV, I have noticed something I have not hitherto recognized about President Trump. When standing by himself in front of reporters, he seems to be the epitome of the macho man, very huffy and domineering. But while in the presence of Putin or Kim his demeanor seems to change. He becomes more servile in nature. His behavior seems a little too feminine, and he appears much too eager for their attention, constantly reaching out to touch them. It reminds me somewhat of a schoolgirl with a crush on her teacher.
Putin, of course, is very manly and Kim is certain of his power, and while both are physically smaller than Trump, their more erect postures make Trump look a bit passive. And it is easy to see that his blatant affection for them is rarely returned in kind.
As we all know, it is a big mistake to declare your love for someone if you’re not sure your lover will say it back to you. Trump declared his love for Kim at one of his rallies, but so far there’s been no reciprocity. In a romance, the woman is usually the first to express her love; telling the man she loves him, hoping in her heart he will respond likewise.
In observing Trump’s overall relationship with Putin and Kim, I wonder if there isn’t something in Trump’s unconscious mind that he has repressed, something he can’t admit to himself, some latent tendency perhaps?
Another thing I can’t help noticing about Trump on TV is his unusually small mouth. This of course is something he can’t help because he was born with it, just as we are all born with some physical feature that we wish God had not branded us with. What I find peculiar about Trump’s tiny mouth though, is the way he puckers out his lips when he talks, as though he is trying to blow out a candle or suck the juice from a barbequed rib.
But I’ve learned to turn this into something amusing. When he’s going on with one of his diatribes about something or someone on TV, I turn off the sound and just watch. After a moment those little lips puckering in and out start to look like animated cartoon lips, like some fish gulping for air on Sponge Bob. But to be honest, his tiny mouth wasn’t so obvious when he was younger, it’s just that since his face has fattened out that it looks so freakish. But like I said, we all have our flaws, even beautiful women like Melania—oily skin perhaps.