You would think that running a presidential campaign while also having been indicted on charges in two different cases in two different states would make former President Donald Trump run down and lack the necessary energy to fully function and focus on the important things, but, apparently, the man is made out of sturdier materials than, well, pretty much everyone else.
According to Bryan Chai of The Western Journal, Trump, who is facing 37 criminal charges while also doing battle against a plethora of Republican Party challengers ahead of the primary race, has been making use of his free time by doing what most of us do on a daily basis: give our friends the business.
Yes, the former commander-in-chief has been putting his buddies on blast and going to sporting events, which is a fairly common way to spend your down time, regardless of how much money you have in your bank account.
Trump took to Truth Social, his social media platform, and gave a whole-hearted endorsement of Jason Aldean, his friend and country music megastar, but he did it by taking a jab at his golf skills. Or lack thereof. Isn’t it great to see a candidate for a political office acting like a regular human being instead of always being a “professional” politician?
“Jason is a GREAT guy however, he is much better with a guitar than he is with a golf club,” Trump zinged.
It’s a well-documented fact that Trump is somewhat a fan of the sport of golf. And by “somewhat” I mean a YUGGGEEE enthusiast, going so far as to have done some work with the highly controversial LIV Golf.
“Despite the slight about Aldean’s golf skills, the former president made sure to still get a plug in for his friend: ‘Check out his Tour!!!'” Chai said. “And while Trump spent part of his Tuesday needling and promoting his friend on social media, he ditched the social media for real socializing when he arrived like a conquering hero at UFC 290 on Saturday.”
— UFC on TNT Sports (@ufcontnt) July 9, 2023
Most of his time spent at the UFC event was talking with his friends, like Guy Fieri, celebrity chef extraordinaire, Academy Award winning actor Mel Gibson, podcast host and MMA commentator Joe Rogan, and even Mark Wahlberg.
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) July 9, 2023
This man @dricusduplessis is not an American, he’s an international fighter from South Africa
The calls for a Trump return transcend the boundaries of the United States
The WORLD wants him back pic.twitter.com/kAC5uFS31z
— johnny maga (@_johnnymaga) July 9, 2023
“Trump’s relative nonchalance at what could be a competitive GOP primary (particularly as candidates drop out of the crowded field) and potential legal issues is a stark juxtaposition to the incumbent president,” Chai said, adding, “President Joe Biden has largely been criticized for a lazy beach outing the same weekend Trump was partaking in UFC 290. And while Trump was joking with friends on Truth Social, MSNBC was blasting Biden’s staffers for letting him look foolish.”
A big reason for Trump’s likability comes from the fact that, despite being a billionaire, he’s still just a regular guy. Most folks with what amounts to a near endless supply of income are out of touch with common folk. Not Trump. He appeals to the blue collar crowd and easily relates to their hustle and work ethic. And in exchange, they give him their loyalty. That’s why his base remains strong so many years after his first bid for the presidency back in 2015.
And, at this point, it looks like this is what will likely lead to his being the GOP nominee to face Biden in 2024.
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