My Greatest Inspiration in Life Is One Donald J Trump

By Duffy, Jim | The Scotsman, January 25, 2019 | Go to article overview

My Greatest Inspiration in Life Is One Donald J Trump


Duffy, Jim, The Scotsman


T here are a whole raft of great people who can inspire me. From actors to musicians to humanitarians to politicians. And throw in philanthropists, military commanders, great business minds, religious leaders and even ordinary men and women who do amazing things each day as part of their jobs. There's no shortage of inspiration out there to get me thinking about making small changes to my life to try and be a little better, a little more human and a little kinder.

But, as I pick and choose categories to whittle down my top nominees, it gets easier and easier.

By scientifically eliminating one after the other, I finally come to the most inspirational person on the planet this week, this month and this year. Yes, President Donald Trump is by far the most inspirational person I can think of!

Not so fast - I can almost see you sighing out loud or reaching for the keyboard to slaughter me for being an idiot. Let me develop my perspective a bit further before you round on me and ask the First Minister for a comment on me. Slow down before you put a call into The Scotsman to get me sacked.

Don't you want to hear my reasoning first? I believe President Donald Trump is the most inspirational man I know, because his attitudes, behaviour and beliefs precipitate so much passion and energy in me - not to be like him.

I do not think I have ever witnessed such a high-profile public figure with such curiosity and headshaking in my short life on this planet. This is the man who is the commander in chief, the measure that the world should set itself against. But, unfortunately Donald Trump fails in all contexts. His attitudes to women, allies, competitors, the brave men and women he leads and even his own lawyer showed me why I need to do the opposite of everything he does and I will end up in a better place on this Earth.

President Trump inspires me as I have two young daughters. His comments on how he approached certain women, which came to light during his election campaign, were disgusting for a man of his age.

Whether he was showing off to a TV presenter or simply being one of the lads, they showed he demeaned the office he was running for. But he had the audacity to single out Bill Clinton over his attitudes to women. Pot and kettle, Mr Trump.

As far as Stormy Daniels goes, this is ongoing and it seems money left his disgraced lawyer's account to pay for her silence using a nondisclosure agreeement. Crickey, it's more twisted than one of the better episodes of House of Cards.

So, as I think about the correct way to treat women, I really have to thank President Trump.

Next up in how he inspires me is his blatant disrespect for the Oval Office and his responsibilities as head of state. …

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