On Thursday, the New York Times archive tweeted a 1976 profile of Donald Trump, titled "Donald Trump, Real Estate Promoter, Builds Image as He Buys Buildings." First of all, LOL at that headline. Second, the article features a photo of a young Trump in a three-piece suit, getting into a shiny (probably expensive) car. And. And. I just can't say it. I can't type the words. OK, here it goes: And, he is attractive. That sentence will haunt me forever. But really, if you fight back all of your gut reactions about Trump (that he makes racist remarks about Mexican immigrants, that he has very degrading views of women, that his hair would undermine all of the Oval Office's legitimacy and beauty), young Trump was ... good looking. Against every fiber of my being, I must admit that it's kind of true, even if I will not do so without protest.
The profile hilariously starts this way: "He is tall, lean and blond, with dazzling white teeth, and he looks ever so much like Robert Redford. He rides around town in a chauffeured silver Cadillac with his initials, DJT, on the plates. He dates slinky fashion models, belongs to the most elegant clubs and, at only 30 years of age, estimates that he is worth 'more than $200 million.'" Well, now we know just why Trump is the way he is. Thanks, New York Times. Anyways, the paper was kind of (my fingers are twitching) telling the truth. Trump is young, accomplished, and (my face is in a grimace right now) his hair looks good. Here are eight photos of young Donald Trump that you will grudgingly find attractive — and eight reasons I wish I had written this article anonymously.
This one bears more resemblance to him now, and the blood is returning to my face:
NO! WHY! That can't be him! WON'T LOOK.
I cannot believe I'm searching "young Donald Trump attractive" on the internet right now.
When can I go back to making fun of him?
This is almost like being in one of those psychological experiments where they flash a bunch of weird photos in front of your eyes and you can't look away.
Thank goodness. It's over.