Since losing the election in November, Donald Trump has been quite disinterested in being president. His days have mostly been filled with Twitter rampages and rounds of golf.
That was, until Democrats and Republicans were able to reach an agreement on a stimulus package. In a thinly veiled attempt to make himself look good, Trump has deemed the $600 stimulus payment to be too small. The president has shown little interest in the stimulus package over the last few weeks.
During a recent appearance on CNN, contributor Errol Louis had another theory as to why Trump is getting involved. The journalist says that the president is trying to create drama like he used to the on The Apprentice.
Louis told host John Avlon:
“He lost the election, and is now reverting to his prior businesses as a commercial operator and a game show host, which you kind of at the last minute walk away from the deal or threaten to blow up the deal, even if it’s one that you yourself negotiated. That is what he’s doing. So Donald Trump gets the number one thing that he wants, which is all of us asking what is it that Donald Trump wants.”
The journalist continued, “Day by day, he gets closer to having to leave the White House and leave power forever, so this is the way he operates. This is the way his game show would sort of proceed here, you know. You’re kind of on pins and needles waiting to see what will happen.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.