The Next Best Thing to Another Trump
I feel like Don-Don may soon be Trump’s closest companion – in this strip – replacing Mike Pence for the time being. I think Pence might be moving on to the next chapter of his life, soon.
Also, it’s strange writing a comic strip about Trump set in the near future. In the real world, we’ve just lived through the strange week of Trump coming down with COVID, getting VIP treatment for it, and returning to public activity with an ostentatious show of strength.
Meanwhile, in Trump After Trump, Trump is still waiting out the lame duck period and has never had COVID-19. I don’t know if he’s going to get it in this story or not. He has been very isolated. The only other characters to appear in this strip are:
- Biden, over the phone
- Mike Pence
- Don-Don, the stuffed doll
So, as opposed to real life, Trump’s social circle here is very narrow. At this point, he’s not looking like someone who’s going to get the ‘Rona.
But, I still have near infinite opportunities to explore narcissism and all the other flavors of his character!
I wonder if trump reads the replies to his tweets? I’m guessing the one-way nature of twitter lends itself to the personality trait you explore here.
My gut is that he is more of a one-way communicator – which isn’t really communication at all. Just broadcasting. But, it’s just speculation based on his public persona.
He strikes me as a guy who prefers mirrors to windows.