Trump the reality star
The role of the reality TV star is to demean; be it themselves, or family, or friends, even us, the viewer. Trump, a remarkably successful reality star, is a master of it. The mocking of the attractiveness (as judged by Trump) of a Presidential rival’s wife bookends his earlier achievement in making a Presidential debate a dick measuring contest. In his effort to demean others, Trump demeans himself. He demeans America. He demeans its democratic institutions. He demeans us. Trump – a shitty politician, probably an even shittier human being, but an astoundingly brilliant reality star.