VIDEO: (no longer available for free) U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is interviewed by Fox News Sunday," on Dec. 11, where he shows his true nature, in response to a question about his opinion on the quality of election night TV coverage, by bragging, "I know the folks at ESPN were saying that's one of the great things they've ever watched. You know, they watch all the great games and the fights and all of the things and they said, one of them said it's the single greatest event they've ever seen." (See text transcript of "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace," Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at approx. 59 min into show over the air and Fox News Channel at 2PM ET and 10PM ET)
After watching the above interview of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Fox news Sunday, I noticed that Trump has queer gender behavior, which is what prompted me to write the following letter to the editor of my local newspaper:
President-elect Donald Trump's popularity with many voters, including both men and women, appears to be based on his sexist facade, which includes the queer mixture of him acting like a masculine and tyrannical football coach intermixed with him also acting like a feminine and temperamental theatre arts director who has never come out of the closet to publically acknowledge his true nature.
Trump showed his true nature when Fox News Sunday" on Dec. 11 asked him about the election night TV coverage and he bragged, "I know the folks at ESPN were saying that's one of the great things they've ever watched. You know, they watch all the great games and the fights and all of the things and they said, one of them said it's the single greatest event they've ever seen."
Like a coach or a director, Trump will remain popular only long as he has a winning team or produces shows that voters want to watch.
I will confess to enjoying Trump's showmanship, but worry that Trump's lack of integrity and conservative principles will lead America to another Great Depression and world war.
Despite Republicans wining control of both Congress and the U.S. Presidency, instead of Trump's supporters acting and talking like winners, Trump supporters still whine about being victims of the "liberal media" or the so-called "political correctness" imposed by that "evil Democrat Party." I guess the rightwing media has been inciting the Republican base with the propaganda that "Republicans are victims of liberal Democrat Party politicians" for so long that the base doesn't know how to act like winners in the majority.
Yes, perhaps these were real issues for Republicans decades ago, but in my experience Republicans won't become good leaders if all they can do is blame everyone else for America's problems, instead of Republicans taking ownership for their own part. Yes, Republicans' stereotypical complaints have helped Fox News succeed over the last two decades, but Republicans are now clearly in charge and will stay popular long as they keep a winning team and produce shows that people want to watch.
In contrast to most Republicans acting like they are still victims, Trump's egotism and vanity has let him act like a winner, despite the fact he failed to win the popular vote, much less get a majority of American's to support him. Perhaps his supporters have less of an ego and that is why they are so defensive about his win because they can see Trump doesn't really have support from a majority of Americans.
I have also been surprised by how Trump has caused a realignment of the definitions of a Republican away from being an anti-gay Christian Theocrat, backward toward one of Repubilcans supporting the capitalist's ethics of every man for himself and let the weak die out naturally. I believe that Trump's queer politics has caused a realignment of traditional political groupings in a divisive way that has also led to the breakup of friendships, including some of mine. For example, see the excellent essay by the famous queer author, Michelangelo Signorile, "Why We Can't Be 'Friends' Any Longer After You Voted For Donald Trump," huffingtonpost.com posted Dec. 13, 2016. Signorile also points how Trump supporters are still claiming to be victims and he says, "I get that. But we are in a grave situation, with little time to spare. At this current moment, since you don't see that we're in a national emergency (to which you contributed), you may only be jarred if your comfortable life is affected -- such as by losing one or more friends and being forced to reflect on the magnitude of what you've done."