President two scoops
I have been having a great old chuckle about Mr Trump's latest appearance in the news. He put on a dinner for some "Time" magazine journalists but gave them lesser dinners than his own. He had two scoops of ice-cream and a diet Coke whereas the journalists got only one scoop of ice-cream and only water to drink.
This utter triviality has attracted great attention, being reported even in Australian newspapers. And what it says about Mr Trump has also generated a lot of opinion, with the most frequent opinion being that it shows Mr Trump as childish. But that overlooks the obvious.
Leftists rarely listen to conservatives so tend to have strange and derogatory ideas about what makes conservatives tick. And on this occasion they have revealed that they don't even know the basics: Conservatives DON'T believe in equality. They think there never has been any equality and never will be and that seeking it is striving after wind. So Mr Trump saw no problem in giving unequal serves of food and drink. It's as simple as that.
Because of the torrents of abuse that Leftists hurl at anyone they disagree with, it has become normal for conservatives to give lip service to Leftist beliefs. It has become good manners not to emphasize inequality. So any other President would have given equal serves of food and drink to both himself and his guests -- purely as a courtesy. But Mr Trump is not any other President. He is his own man and rewrites the rules all the time -- to the rage of Leftist journalists. We have been living in a Leftist-dominated consensus about many things and Mr Trump has shone a light on that by violating the consensus almost daily. He has done a great service to us all by that -- JR