For many of us, Donald Trump’s motivation to become president has been perplexing. Presidents of the United States don’t get paid a large amount of money compared to the wealth of someone like Donald Trump, so it’s not the money. And, we all know Donald isn’t a public servant, so it’s not a noble mission of bettering the world. So, that left the desire for power. And, in some ways that is still the case – but it now appears it’s a bit more specific than that.
On an upcoming episode of Frontline which airs on PBS, Trump’s motivation is revealed. In 2011, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama lambasted Donald Trump in a series of jokes. These jokes were made in response to Trump’s perpetuation of the birtherism conspiracy, that Obama is not a natural-born citizen.
President Obama laid into Trump and delivered some pretty hard-hitting (yet, astutely accurate) jokes regarding the reality star’s career. Trump was publicly humiliated, which is a travesty for someone with an ego as large as The Donald.
Roger Stone, a Trump campaign advisor, tells PBS Frontline:
I think that is the night he resolved to run for President. I think that he is kind of motivated by it. ‘Maybe I’ll just run, maybe I’ll show them all.'”
Yes, you read that right, Donald Trump decided to run for President because Barack Obama hurt his feelings. That’s totally a legitimate reason to aspire to be President of the United States of America.
Further solidifying the revenge motivation, Trump fan girl Omarosa Manigault tells of the future should Donald Trump be elected. She promises:
Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”
So, there you have it. Donald Trump is seeking the “ultimate revenge” by becoming President of the United States.
Watch PBS’ Frontline reveal Trump’s true motivation to become President of the United States, here:
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