The Kids

Trump Debacle Shows Why Kids Should Not Run The Campaign

In Trump’s case, over-reliance on his kids is a reflection of both his narcissism and deep insecurity (which, I suppose, is at the root of the former). He believes he knows it all. Professionals are “stupid” and “incompetent.” (Some are, but he cannot distinguish between the stupid and the smart, the incompetent and the expert.) He has not the patience nor the capacity to learn policy or master the fine points of political strategy; he therefore is loath to interact with professionals who’d figure out that he, in essence, is a fraud woefully uninformed about anything beyond his own business.