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I think people underestimate the extent to which both Jared and Trump are angry at blue state elites for never really accepting them. They both have massive inferiority complexes, even with all of their wealth and privilege. So of course they're happy to let, say, NYC die.
It probably feels like revenge for them. (They'll show those snobby old money / old power NYCers who's boss! And while they're at it, the DC elite, the SF elites, etc.)
They want validation from competent, smart people too, and the only way to get that is to be competent and smart themselves. Which would take work, and humility, neither of which they're up for. So not getting approval from those quarters makes them angry, too.
One of the things that amazed me about Jared even very early into my tenure at the Observer was how much time he spent sucking up to people he perceived as being more powerful and how utterly and reflexively he ignored people who weren't.
And not because I haven't met my share of social climbers. (Though, as I've said before, Javanka may be the Edmund Hillarys of social climbing.) But I mean I don't think they had a single friend they liked just because they liked the person.
I don't think it would even occur to them. And I'm just a middle class, creative class dope, but if I had mountains of money, I'd think part of the benefit would be *not ever having to kiss anyone's ass*. But i don't have half the inferiority complex they do! Or even 0.05% of it.
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