As much as we try, it’s not easy to forget that there is more than one Trump on the planet. Think you’ve dealt with one, and another will just pop up, armed with a severe inheritance and semi-fluency in dogwhistling.
To remind him, and us, of his Trump Army, Donald has a dozen or so photographs on a table behind him, all lined up like as if they’re at a rally. There is his late father, Fred; his children, Eric, Ivanka and Don Jr in London; he and Barron in New York; his late mother, Mary, an oddly cropped headshot of his wife, Melania; one of him walking at the White House; a throwback to him as a younger man… And that’s it.
The message? The Trumps will go on for generations yet. “There they are,” you can imagine him saying, “all done, all accounted for, my family…” Then you can imagine a silence. Then more silence. Then…
“Ah s***. I forgot Tiffany again.”
5. He has secrets