It is a truth universally acknowledged that Donald Trump is a braggart — who boasted in 2015 and 2016 that “See, I'm really rich!”
A man who can be charming but only when it suits his purposes. A narcissistic manipulator.
The braggadoccio is based on intimidation, he can’t bear to be seen as a loser, he triumphalizes his anxiety and his anxiety comes from the wounds he has created for himself through trumpeting his unfounded grievances. That it was some sort of manipulated voting machine that cost him an election to a far more decent man.
From his lonely jail cell in the lower depths of the Manhattan Criminal Courts Building, and just to get the attention of the TV cameras, tomorrow he’ll promise to bail out the wealthy people and companies whose holdings in Silicon Valley Bank far exceeded the FDIC’s $250,000 threshold, knowing full well that sensible people in California would never vote for him anyway once they discern his multiple duplicities. But District Attorney Alvin Bragg, in Manhattan, seems to be in the process of holding off on his indictment to stave off protests. See https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/21/politics/republicans-trump-playbook/index.html.
Trump could surely say what he has to say without the cameras staring at him; he could stand up and be truthful for once.
California Governor Gavin Newsom —himself not known for modesty — told associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman that he’ll only believe Trump’s financial rescue of troubled banks, once he sees it, and not before.
And lonesome and self-pitying Trump will long to be in the Kremlin with Xi Jingpin and Putin, two men plotting to undo the democracy-based freedoms of the West.