Progress or wha’?
King Donald would have made a fine Tudor monarch. Of course the pace of life has picked up since the arrival of instant communications and almost as instant travel; but the priorities remain the same. Top of the list: the acquisition and control of personal/family wealth, the pursuit of personal pleasure and when there’s time, the interests of the state (which for the Tudors included the church).
KD combines wealth and pleasure with his frequent golf weekends, ensuring he patronise’s his own resorts at the state’s expense; and even fits in a few foreign heads of state for informal chats between rounds. And as Henry VIII probably did in the ‘lists’, he makes sure he wins at his chosen sport. A handicap of 3? Aren’t the famous clubs ashamed to publish it?
The Court these days includes his equally wealthy retainers and phalanxes of security staff – so no change there, although KD doesn’t need to drum up funds/support by progressing around the country. The Great American Citizen is kind enough to pay taxes for his disposal, beyond the dreams of avarice.
Shall we call that progress?