What Made Gatsby So Great (or How to speak like Trump)

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I remember when Trump was asked “Why did Lincoln succeed?” to which Trump responded:

“Well, I think Lincoln succeeded for numerous reasons. He was a man who was of great intelligence, which most presidents would be. But he was a man of great intelligence, but he was also a man who did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time. And Nixon failed, I think to a certain extent, because of his personality. You know? It was just that personality. Very severe, very exclusive. In other words, people couldn’t come in. And people didn’t like him. I mean, people didn’t like him.”

 

So I’ve been thinking. Perhaps if I respond to questions the way Trump does, maybe I too can run for office.

For example:   In the Great Gatsby, what made Gatsby so great?

My answer:

“Well, I think Gatsby was great for numerous reasons. He was a man of great greatness, which most people named Gatsby would be. But he was a man of greatness but he was also a man who did something that was a very great thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very great thing to do, and especially at that time. And other characters in the novel failed, I think to a certain extent, because of their personality. You know? It was just that personality. Very severe, very exclusive. In other words, people couldn’t come in. And people didn’t like him. I mean people didn’t like him. That is what was great about the Great Gatsby. Let’s Make Gatsby Great Again!”

 

 

Or as in the following conversation I had with a friend:

 

trump talk

 

 

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