In a surprise move today, GOP front-runner The Donald Trump announced his resignation from the presidential race claiming it was all “just a tremendous joke — amazing! I never thought anyone would believe it for a second,… but I pulled it off perfectly, of course.”
Mr. Trump said he would devote his time now to building a Great Wall of Mars, which he said would be “way better than China’s so-called Great Wall; it’ll be tremendous, and it will look amazing!” He claims the Martians will pay for the wall, and that it will make space “great again.”
Two former Republican candidates for the highest office, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, told reporters they wished Mr. Trump every success and offered their assistance in hastening his departure for the red planet. Both Floridians said they’d be glad to personally strap him to any of NASA’s larger boosters.
April Fools! (In case that isn’t obvious!)
On a more serious note, I’m starting to wonder if The Orange One is a genuine, no hyperbole, literal psychopath. That is, a human being with zero empathy, and no sense of remorse, for other human beings.
It has been said that about 1% of all people are psychopaths and that the percentage among CEOs is about 3–4%.
It makes sense; the job can require destroying people’s lives, so a genuine lack of empathy would be handy.
It’s also been remarked that psychopaths can be remarkably successful in life because they don’t care about hurting others in pursuing their own success.
Sound like any political candidates we know?
Here’s my question: Has anyone ever seen Donald Trump evidence a single moment of real human sympathy or empathy?
I can’t recall any such moment along the campaign trail.
This guy may literally be insane.