Regardless of your personal feelings, it’s impossible to say that Donald Trump hasn’t completely dominated the mediascape since electing to run for President. Everyone has their own opinion about him. It’s gotten to the point where people are writing think pieces in response to other think pieces that they read about Donald Trump.
One aspect of Trump that people seem to avoid, however, is an examination of Trump’s childhood. Except the Washington Post, who wrote a piece about Trump as a boy, compiled through interviews with childhood friends and teachers of Trump. While the whole article is pretty sprawling, the part that I personally loved was the story of how much of a savage he was during his Little League baseball days.
Via Washington Post:
“By sixth grade, Donald’s power as a right-handed hitter was enough that fielders shifted to left field when he batted. “If he had hit the ball to right, he could’ve had a home run because no one was there,” said Nicholas Kass, a schoolmate. “But he always wanted to hit the ball through people. He wanted to overpower them.”
A catcher, Trump’s uniform was often the dirtiest on the field, and he shrugged off foul balls clanging off his mask. After once making an out, Donald smashed neighbor Jeff Bier’s Adirondack bat on the pavement. The bat cracked, Bier said, but Trump did not apologize.”
Hitting the ball straight at someone to hold sway over them is baller as fuck. I give Trump all kinds of props for that one. Why score a run and help your team win the game when you can hit a line-drive up a dude’s dickhole. Also, huge ups for him getting so angry that he broke someone else’s bat. It’s Trump’s world, bros, we’re just living in it. Technically, he owns everything, we’re all just borrowing it. So really, it’s his bat to break.