The president of the United States has traditionally been a man to look up to and admire. For impressionable children, to everyday citizens, to future politicians who aspire to public office, the president establishes the emotional tone for the nation. If so, then Donald Trump has certainly lowered the bar for what is deemed acceptable in the run for national public office.
Trump’s crass and vulgar behaviour and blatant dishonesty has clearly demonstrated that those seeking public office don’t have to follow the rules of social etiquette. They can now essentially do whatever they can get away with… truth and integrity be damned.
I have some thoughts on this disturbing precedent.
See The New Normal in the Ramblings section of this blog.
* Here’s a thought… what will the Disneyland and Disney World imagineers have their Donald Trump robot say in the Hall of Presidents? Will it tell mothers to remove their crying babies from the hall? Will it stare at all the young girls’ breasts, and make pussy-groping motions with its hand? Will it brag about building a huge wall around the Epcot Mexico pavilion? Boggles the imagination, doesn’t it?