Understand Trump is a national obsession now, a Zen Koan that can’t be cracked because the Koan is not logical. The Koan demands that you leap beyond logic into the dream world of ambiguity and art. Trump as performance is art, and art is metaphor, and metaphor is ironic. Metaphor points in opposite directions simultaneously. This drives the logical mind crazy. And America is a logical nation, at least it has been, and this rationality has been the glue that holds our secular society toegeht. Secular means rational, and science is the religion of rationality and logic.
Art and Performance by nature is metaphorical. World Wide Wrestling is not real wrestling. Real wrestling is boring. WWW is a ring morality play where the forces of good and evil battle to be Kind of the World (ring). In WWW, the ring is the world, and the fans suspend disbelief and jump into the Coliseum and roar with thumbs up or thumbs down. Death is pretend in WWW, while in Rome it was real.
But now Trump has taken the sport into the arena of the nation, where death is real. Trump in his morality play plays both sides, both savior and villain simultaneously. He is trying to deck himself, and his frustration in not being to win over himself creates more extreme moves and absurd actions. This is good for wrestling but not for the nation.