In fact on Sunday, the presumptive GOP nominee treated us to a "whine-a-thon" about how he was being treated so unfairly. First Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper that he was being treated "very unfairly"
by Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over one of the two class action lawsuits pending against Trump in connection with Trump University.
Trump stunningly claimed that the reason Curiel was being so "unfair" was because he was a "Mexican."
In reality, Curiel was born in Indiana and had actually just ruled in Trump's favor a few weeks earlier, postponing the trial over the plaintiffs' objections from this summer to after the election as Trump wanted. But apparently Trump wants judges to rule in on his favor on every issue or he thinks they are being "unfair."
Then later Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Trump not only continued complaining about being treated unfairly by the "Mexican" judge, but he also upped the whining. When asked if a Muslim-American judge might also not treat him "fairly
" given his past inflammatory comments, Trump responded, "Yeah. That would be possible, absolutely."
And remarkably in the midst of all this whining on TV, Trump took a few moments Sunday to complain via Twitter. At 5:56 p.m. ET Sunday, Trump had seemingly become so outraged with CNN's coverage of the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico that he tweeted
, "I am watching @CNN very little lately because they are so biased against me."
Awwww, the whole world is soooo unfair to him. Apparently Trump could really use a hug.
Trump calling things "unfair" -- in a range from "totally to "pretty" to "very" -- has truly been a staple of Trump's campaign, right up there with demonizing Mexicans and Muslims. For example, right after the very first GOP debate in August, Trump complained that Megyn Kelly's question to him about his past disparaging comments about women
Then there was Trump complaining in February about the media's "unfair" coverage of him in Iowa
because they didn't cover his "great finish" (He lost the race to Ted Cruz). In March Trump whined that a contested GOP Convention
would be "pretty unfair."
Then there were the "totally unfair" results of the Colorado GOP caucus
that caused Trump to whine some more. And who can forget in April when Trump declared that the entire nominating process
was "very unfair." (Keep in mind he was leading the race for the GOP nomination by big numbers at the time).
But Trump's greatest whining has been reserved for the media. You know, the very same media that has provided Trump with nearly $2 billion in free coverage
that has fueled his success in the GOP primaries. Yet all that free press isn't enough for Trump. Consequently, he has attacked just about every media outlet at one time or another, whining
that, "I get the most unfair media."
It's just a matter of time until Trump complains, "ISIS is so unfair. How am I supposed to defeat them when they are so unfair? They should recuse themselves so I can fight a terror group that is more fair to me!"
Maybe Trump's complaining about things being "unfair" has worked well for him in the private sector. But if Trump is elected president, his life would become much more "unfair." He would have to deal with world leaders -- not "yes people" -- who play hardball far worse than he has encountered from Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush.
Trump will also have to navigate through the minefield known as the U.S. Congress, where the 535 members each have their own agendas and many will be "pretty unfair." He will also be forced to deal with numerous issues at the same time from domestic to international. And yes, many of those issues will be "totally unfair."
Trump needs to stop whining about his need to be catered to and coddled. Being president of the United States is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. Perhaps the reality is that Trump simply doesn't have what it takes to deal with all the "unfairness" that comes with such a position. Only time will tell, but whether or not Trump ever becomes commander in chief, he has already secured the title of whiner in chief.