We are all acquainted with the seven deadly sins. They are: Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. And Donald Trump has at various times displayed signs of possessing all of them. But as of late, it is one particular sin that he has displayed. And that is the sin of envy.
Out of all the seven sins, envy is at the heart of Trump’s nature, in my opinion. His mind seems that of a child who points at something in a store and says, “I want that!” The eternal envy of Donald Trump is unending and always will be. It has nowhere to go to stop its spillage; it cannot be reasoned with. It is ubiquitous and will always be so. That’s just the way it is.
And in Trump’s peripheral vision is the golden sun of all his frustrations and jealousies. This is the one who he obsesses about most, whom he covets, whom he perhaps curses because as Trump is as dark as Hades, this one in his vision is as Golden as Apollo’s sun.
It is former President Barack Obama. Obama is everything Trump always wished he could be but isn’t. Obama is a great man, a stunning orator, and incorruptible. And Trump has always coveted everything about Obama.
That might be why, in a stunning display of foolhardiness even by Trump standards, Trump reached out to get Jack Smith’s attention. Writing on truth social, Trump implored smith to turn the focus of his investigation to — Barack Obama.
See? See the glorious array of foolishness envy can cause. Even now, even while his FREEDOM is on the line — still, Trump cannot stop thinking about Obama. Trump actually asked to know why Jack Smith is not looking into Obama. The fact that there is no reason to look to Obama seems not to matter to him.
As envy scuttled out from its dark hiding place, it began to crawl up the insurrectionist, sinking its teeth into the man who, by this time, was ballooning with envy. Trump lost it entirely on truth social, demanding subpoenas and accusing Jack Smith of working for “Marxist Democrat friends.”
The outburst was astonishing. In Michael Cohen’s book, “Disloyal: a memoir” he talks about how Trump once hired a “Faux” Obama to play the former president in a video in which Trump screamed at and insulted him. This is a story of Trump, a man who has no sense of self, no core, and no future except misery. And it’s a story of envy, and it’s warped consequences.