We have all fixated on Trump’s bone spurs as the implausible excuse that got him five deferments during the Viet Nam War.
But considering his father and grandfather, his paternal involvement in the Klan, and the need to be a heartless businessman, we may now be getting hints that the real reason for not serving may not have been based on a selfish cowardice, but, rather, on the unknown aspect of Donald trump, that of being a secret hippie love child.
Consider, first, that when he wanted to appear tough on immigration, he pulled the rug out from under the DREAMers, but then, perhaps in a compassionate peek into his inner love child, Trump promised 25 lawmakers that if they brought him a bill that would extend protections to 800,000 immigrants’ children, he would sign it.
“You folks are going to have to come up with a solution. And if you do, I will sign that solution.”
And, even as he insisted that funding for the border wall needed to remain a part of the deal, when he proclaimed,
“A clean DACA bill to me is to take care of the 800,000 people. We take care of that, and we also take care of security. And then we can go to comprehensive [immigration reform] later on,”
He also insisted that.
“This should be a bill of love. Truly, it should be a bill of love and we can do that.”
He did reject the DACA bill that came to him, but I am sure he did so lovingly.
And more recently his love child snuck out when, after his surprise tweet on tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, and his doubling down by saying in answer to a question at a joint press conference with the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven,
“We’re doing tariffs on steel. We cannot lose our steel industry. It’s a fraction of what it once was. And we can’t lose our aluminum industry,”
He also insisted that
“We are going to straighten it out and do it in a very loving way. It will be in a loving, loving way. They will like us better and respect us much more.”
His bravado is an obvious facade, a veneer hiding the warm fuzzy heart of a softie.