I think we elected the wrong Trump.
With his bankruptcies, failed marriages, and tendency to say impolitic things, Donald Trump reminds me not of past presidents but of the “exhibitionists, rogues, and ne’er-do-wells who have turned up in the exalted role of First Brother . . . people like Sam Houston Johnson, Donald Nixon, Billy Carter, and Roger Clinton,” to quote columnist Meg Greenfield’s wise book Washington.
By contrast, Trump’s brother Robert is “classy and dignified,” according to someone who knows them both. “Classy and dignified” — it sounds presidential.
So maybe we elected the wrong Trump brother.