Donald Trump is everywhere.
The menagerie of magazine articles dedicated to the businessman, former reality TV host and current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination continues to grow. The latest piece of literary milieu dedicated to Trump comes from The New York Times Magazine, where national correspondent Mark Liebovich has a lengthy look at life on the campaign trail with Trump.
Here are a few of the juiciest nuggets from the piece, available online here:
Trump hates double dippers.
Yes, you read that correctly. As in people who take a chip, dip it in the salsa, take a bite and then dip it again. Trump has a passionate hatred for these people.
‘You like shrimp?’’ he said. He urged me to indulge, just as long as I did not double-dip in the cocktail sauce. This is a pet issue for him. He was recently at a cocktail party, and they were passing around hors d’oeuvres. ‘‘This big, heavy guy takes the shrimp, puts it in, bit it and puts it in again,’’ he told me. Trump was appalled at the repeat dunking, even in the retelling. ‘‘I said, ‘You just [expletive] double-dipped!’ He didn’t know what I was talking about.’’
A lot of Trump’s rhetoric would fit in at a Tea Party rally OR at Occupy Wall Street.
A shrewd observation made by Liebovich, essentially showing that populism is populism whether it’s coming from the left or the right. Both sides of the grassroots movement hate people on Wall Street who make money while not really contributing anything. Trump is capitalizing on that.
Trump wants you to think that you could be him.
Here is the real beauty of what Trump is selling. He’s a rich man who has somehow managed to connect with the common man. While Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush struggle to not be seen as “elites,” Trump, the real estate mogul worth $4 billion, has no struggle. And he does that by promoting “the idea that you follow a minister because he is rich and has his own plane and implicitly and sometimes explicitly promises that you, too, will be rich.”
Some other fun notes: Trump likes food, a lot. Including shrimp, single dipped. He doesn’t exercise much. Instead, he prefers to think of his campaigning as exercise and claims that his friends who work out all have bum knees and other ailments. At least one supporter claims that the best thing about a Trump presidency is that it would be “classy,” according to the article.