DONALD TRUMP WAS HIS HERO
Trump was one of my late sorta-step-father’s heroes. And “The Plaza,” as he called the Atlantic City casino, was one of his favorite places to be. I’d hear him on the phone with friends at the start of every month, making plans to gamble all his pension money away.
Often, I’d get angry, turn obnoxious. I was a teenager. I’d call the casino a shit hole, call Donald Trump a stupid sham, a scamming criminal prick.
And my late stepfather always defended him, and always with the same tired point so many threw in my face during the election of 2016.
“If Trump is so freakin’ stupid,” he would ask, “then why’s he so god damn rich?”
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