Trump is the fraud who would be king
To the editor:
I can't believe I almost felt sorry for Donald Trump last week. It's hard not to perceive him as a lonely, overgrown child, desperate for attention, constantly grabbing for it any way he can whether it is positive or negative.
Only in the 2000s could a presidential candidate like Trump move beyond his past lies and deceptive deeds while the media call him out on every bit of it. Hillary Clinton also had to deal with her missteps but at least she acknowledges she made mistakes and expressed regrets. None of us can avoid reaping the consequences of past actions, but at least we don't have to do it on a global stage.
I think Trump knows he would detest the stranglehold of the presidency but he has an addiction for grandiosity and a need to win at any cost. His narcissism insists on it.
He could make out very well financially when the election is over after having touted his new golf course in Scotland, his new hotel and so on. Isn't that really what he wants, to be king of his own little empire and do exactly what he wants, not answer to anyone, and cleverly avoid taxes?
Elna Nugent, Lenox