Donald Trump has never wanted to be president. He doesn’t have the patience for the minutiae of dealing with Congress or foreign powers. His love is deal-making.
His bid this election, as in the last, is to promote the Trump brand.
Thus, he can afford to be fearless in his remarks. That fearlessness is what appeals to his followers.
He became a victim of his own success.
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His outrageous remarks didn’t finally give him an out as he thought they would.
Now, so close to Iowa, he needed a parachute.
He knows he risked being thought a coward by dropping out because of legitimate questions from Megyn Kelly.
But he’s obviously decided that was sufficient trade-off over four years of excruciating White House boredom.
No doubt, Trump is a brilliant man. He’s fooled almost everyone about his real mission.