What Donald Trump tells us about the human condition

Billionaire has pretty wife. In fact, billionaire has had three pretty wives. OK, maybe not entirely to your or my tastes but none of them were munts, were they?

Sure there’s something that could be said about the mating game from that.

26 thoughts on “What Donald Trump tells us about the human condition”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It depends if it is just down to his money – which is not that interesting. Or if women do like alpha males with attitude. If he really was selling sunglasses on Times Square, I doubt he would be banging such hot Eastern Europeans, but a fat wife in the suburbs denying him sex? I am not sure.

    The attitude is more interesting so I hope it is true. Only I find Trump too nasal and self pitying to be a true Alpha male.

  2. I know a lot of alpha males, if that means anything, and Trump is not one. Inherited his old man’s money, did not much with it, regularly got fucked over in business despite his claims to the contrary. He couldn’t win a fist fight with his missus and indeed couldn’t do anything without the walls around his illusions being defended by actual men.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    The media wing of the Democratic Party has repeatedly work to make Republicans ashamed of their beliefs. They are usually successful. Romney was shamed into silence.

    Someone like Trump doesn’t give a sh!t. That is pretty alpha.

    Presumably UKIP did well for a while for the same reason. Do not ever buy into their world view or accept their moral right to pass judgement on anyone.

  4. The Inimitable Steve

    Sure there’s something that could be said about the mating game from that.

    It’s almost as if women *like* bad boy billionaires who play by their own rules.

    What I don’t understand is why Bill Clinton married Hilldog. Is she funny or something?

  5. The Inimitable Steve

    Presumably UKIP did well for a while for the same reason. Do not ever buy into their world view or accept their moral right to pass judgement on anyone.

    Zackly.

    Never let your enemies frame the terms of debate. Conservatives have been doing that since the wets chased off Thatcher, and for what?

  6. “What I don’t understand is why Bill Clinton married Hilldog. Is she funny or something?”

    In the US in the 1970’s, it was still expected that Political office holders be married. As they were both power-hungry people, presumably, he wanted to marry a woman who wouldn’t mind him screwing around and she allegedly wanted a – what’s the female equivalent of a ‘beard’?

  7. The Inimitable Steve,

    “What I don’t understand is why Bill Clinton married Hilldog. Is she funny or something?”

    She brought some class to the marriage. She’s a respectable wife. If you’re ambitious, you want a wife like Hilary, even if you’re shagging around elsewhere. And you know that someone like Hilary is going to make sure that your kids (as they’re also hers) are going to be well raised. She’ll kill someone to make sure your kid gets into Harvard rather than someone else’s kid.

  8. The Inimitable Steve

    what’s the female equivalent of a ‘beard’?

    A muff?

    If you’re ambitious, you want a wife like Hilary

    She seems like a Lovecraftian nightmare. Imagine waking up next to that. Jaysus.

    And their daughter is ugly.

  9. This talk about Hilary reminds me of some sage advice that was told to me by my father. I think it is one of those things that is always passed down from generation to generation amongst the males of families.

    Always have a good look at the mother of the girl who you are interested in marrying. The reason being that is who you will be sleeping with in twenty or thirty years time.

  10. “Always have a good look at the mother of the girl who you are interested in marrying.”
    Yup. First met the ex’s mother at the wedding. She was utterly barking mad.
    “The reason being that is who you will be sleeping with in twenty or thirty years time.”
    Nope. Took about 18 months.

  11. >This talk about Hilary reminds me of some sage advice that was told to me by my father.

    I think the late Felix Dennis’ advice on this subject is best:

    “If it flies, floats, or fornicates, you’re better off renting it”.

  12. “Always have a good look at the mother of the girl who you are interested in marrying.” My father told me that too but he’d obviously ignored it himself, to happy effect. So I ignored it too, also to happy effect.

  13. “Marry a girl with a sense of humour who will wear a short skirt and do what she’s told.”

    That’s the advice my father never gave me, but I’ve given to my sons.

  14. “Billionaire has pretty wife.”

    Sure, but he’s a decent-looking, rugged guy, with good hair. It’s more convinving when the billionaire looks like Artie Ziff.

  15. “not so sure Bill is Chelsea’s father.”

    There’s a hell of a lot of dirt on Hilary that the media have suppressed for years, and Trump may be just the man to blow the lid off it all.

  16. “What Donald Trump tells us about the human condition”

    That some dumb and shallow women will go for losers providing they are billionaires. None of Trump’s wives married him for his personality, just as none of Bernie Ecclestone’s married him for his height.

    Also, what women consider to be alpha males is relative to their interests, career, etc. Justine Thornton probably saw Ed Milipede as her type of alpha male. *snigger*

  17. ” None of Trump’s wives married him for his personality,”
    A statement made with very little collateral.
    A lot of very rich people have quite attractive personalities. They can afford to
    The abrasive bastard is more a characteristic of the up & coming. The successful have confidence & self assurance. They can be pleasant because they no longer need to be nasty.

  18. I find it interesting that a few decades a go, if a pretty girl made eyes at a rich man, it was her that was criticized, “gold-digger” etc. These days it’s the guy, he’s a “sad bastard” who couldn’t get a date if he wasn’t rich.

  19. So Much For Subtlety

    Theophrastus – “None of Trump’s wives married him for his personality, just as none of Bernie Ecclestone’s married him for his height.”

    Well Trump has personality. After all he can afford it. The rest of us work in cubicles. We are organisation men. If any one of us showed any signs of personality, HR would clear out our desks.

    “Also, what women consider to be alpha males is relative to their interests, career, etc. Justine Thornton probably saw Ed Milipede as her type of alpha male. *snigger*”

    That is probably true. Alpha is situational. So think what the other men in the Labour party are like.

  20. The Inimitable Steve

    That some dumb and shallow women will go for losers providing they are billionaires.

    I think being a billionaire is the precise opposite of “loser”, Theo.

  21. “Alpha is situational”

    Absolutely. A man with a 2 year old BMW on a council estate is an alpha to the women there, in Ascot he’d need a Bugatti Veron to have similar effect.

    “a few decades a go, if a pretty girl made eyes at a rich man, it was her that was criticized, “gold-digger” etc. These days it’s the guy, he’s a “sad bastard” who couldn’t get a date if he wasn’t rich.”

    Thats the current day ‘Women good, men bad’ effect at work. Everything is always the fault of the man in any given situation, a woman may never be criticised for her actions at all.

  22. “a woman may never be criticised for her actions at all.”

    Yeah, even a 57-year-old dressing in a way that a hooker would consider beneath her — see the ridiculous Guardian-style article by Radhika Sanghani about Madonna in the Telegraph today.

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