The Donald Trump Rule

William B. Turner
3 min readOct 4, 2020
The Buddha

We will likely never know the details, beyond what his niece describes in her book, but it seems clear that Donald Trump never learned what most competent adults learn at roughly age two or three — you don’t always get what you want. As the spoiled child of a rich father, he grew up expecting always to get what he wants, more or less immediately.

To some extent, we can say that this rule is just the rule that the Buddha…

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