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The question that I'm asking MilesDeep is why specifically military leaders would have approached Trump to run for President. What would generals see in Trump that would make him the foremost candidate in their minds. It is important to keep in mind that generals approaching someone to run for political office would be a significant violation of military policy that the military be non-political.He gives permission for folks to act their worst. Those bored and/or unhappy are attracted to people like Trump. He offers simple solutions and simple hatreds. He gives folks easy targets to bully and let's it rip. It's alleviating and even empowering to some to feel like they can say and act out their worst impulses on some of the most vulnerable in society. That's the attraction.
It's why we see Trumpers NEVER actually target the sources of their discontent (themselves). For Trump and his followers, introspection is forbidden because it would require being honest and vulnerable, something their own minds forbid. They'll always exhaust their energies attacking someone else, usually the most vulnerable. They find some immigrant girl and put her in cages, some black person and sit on their neck, or a survivor of sexual assault and make a mockery of their experience.