Norman Lear told Jeanne Wolf that Trump doesn’t have his children’s interests in mind.
Jeanne Wolf: What do you think of people who say – there are a lot of them – Donald Trump is our new Archie Bunker?
Norman Lear: Donald Trump is our new Archie Bunker. That’s interesting. I want to believe that the American people are holding up Donald Trump as they might their middle finger and they’re giving the middle finger to the establishment, to all of us – left and right – because they are badly served by the establishment. We are a culture of excess. That’s our biggest product: excess. In everything. He is excessively assholian. I think the American people understand that and this is their way of saying, “This is how you’re taking care of us? You leaders? Take this.” Then they give us Donald Trump.
JW: At least he’s shaken up the conversation. He’s made everybody stop talking and stop accepting the idea that they can talk in these canned messages, yes?
NL: I infer from your question that you think Donald Trump has something on his mind other than himself and I’m not sure of that. Donald Trump is selling his own product and I don’t think he has my kids in mind and their future.
Read more about Norman in his book, Even This I Get To Experience, now out in paperback.