21st Century: Query 182 (Donald Trump)
“I don’t like to analyze myself because I might not like what I see.”
D’Antonio is an American author, journalist, and commentator on CNN. He shared the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting with a team of Newsday reporters for their coverage of the Baby Jane Doe Case. He has written over a dozen books, including Never Enough, a 2015 biography of Donald Trump, and A Consequential President, a 2017 book on the Presidency of Barack Obama. His book Mortal Sins was a 2014 Edgar Award nominee.
How has Trump nailed what we already suspect about the public man?
Does this comment show a glimmer of conscience? Why or why not?
Is Trump’s comment an indication that he might be more self-aware than he reveals as a public figure? Why or why not?
How is his comment ironic?