Trump is consistently boorish; he never surprises with finesse or wit.

 
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21 January 2019 11:18
 

boorish  adj.

rough and bad-mannered; coarse.
“boorish behavior”
synonyms: coarse, uncouth, rude, discourteous, impolite, ungentlemanly, unladylike, ill-bred, ill-mannered, churlish, gruff, uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unsophisticated, unrefined, common, rough, thuggish, loutish

finesse noun

intricate and refined delicacy.

synonyms: skill, subtlety, expertise, flair, knack, panache, dash, flourish, elan, polish, adroitness, skillfulness, adeptness, artistry, art, artfulness, virtuosity, mastery, genius; informal know-how

wit  noun
1.
mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence.

synonyms: intelligence, shrewdness, astuteness, cleverness, canniness, acuteness, acuity, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, sense, good sense, common sense, wisdom, sagacity, judgment, understanding, acumen, discernment, perception, insight, percipience, perspicacity; More
2.
a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humor.
“a player with a sharp tongue and a quick wit”

Trump is consistently boorish.  He never surprises with finesse or wit. 

Q:  Is this what his supporters love about him?  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/11/george-saunders-goes-to-trump-rallies

What would it be like to sit through a Trump rally?  https://www.c-span.org/video/?452582-1/president-trump-rally-topeka-kansas

 

 

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22 January 2019 00:38
 

Trump is what a poor, under-educated kid thinks it wants to be: someone who gets to eat fast-food on silver plates.

 
 
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A poor persons idea of a rich person. A weak persons idea of a strong person. A stupid persons idea of a smart person.

 
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08 February 2019 09:25
 

He sounds like he learned his philosophy for life while listening to someone else describe a book they read on how to act like an “alpha male”... back in 1980.

 
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Garret - 08 February 2019 09:25 AM

He sounds like he learned his philosophy for life while listening to someone else describe a book they read on how to act like an “alpha male”... back in 1980.

Also from the HBO series - The Sopranos.  https://www.hbo.com/the-sopranos  (click on trailer)

In the news today - https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/02/09/in-new-book-mccabe-reportedly-says-trump-operates-like-a-mob-boss/23665663/

quote from this Feb. 9 article:

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has reportedly compared President Trump’s behavior to that of a mob boss, saying, “The president and his men were trying to work me the way a criminal brigade would operate,” notes The Hill. 

McCabe, who had become acting FBI Director after his boss James Comey was fired, makes the allegations in his forthcoming book titled, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.”

According to The Guardian, which says it viewed an advanced copy of the book, “McCabe writes that after firing Comey, Trump and the White House counsel, Don McGahn, acted like mobsters by in effect offering McCabe protection in return for loyalty.”