"This is a central casting," he told reporters. "You can't play – you don't have anyone in Hollywood who looks like these guys."
"So you will be a movie star the way you look," Trump said.
Trump, the former owner of a beauty pageant, a reality TV star and a product pitman, has always been involved in appearances. But this is not your imagination: his public reflections on how people look have become much more common than the first year of his presidency.
Looking at the part
Whether it's generals or first responders, Trump likes people who believe they look the part and rejects people he believes don't.
Trump cites people as "central casting" five times during his first year in office, Factba.se figures show. Since the end of February 2018, he has used "central casting" 23 times to this day.
Some of Trump's comments were light-hearted, complimenting people in the room with him, many of whom responded with gratitude. In other cases, they sound more like clinical evaluations of the casting director.
" Look at them. Central casting, "he said while addressing members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's delegation during a bilateral meeting in June." There is no Hollywood kit to create people who look like them. "
"He has 10 people behind him. . Everyone is at a central casting. Central casting. Glasses, a swab, "Trump said, raising his hands to his eyes to mimic his glasses.
Trump supporters see an accessible leader who makes it easy for others to admire. say the obvious things that other politicians would censor these critics see a narcissist dangerously fixed on the surface at the expense of the material, a person who does not want to throw away anti-stereotypes riddled with speculations of masculinity and race.
Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant who is sharply critical, to the president of men in uniform is a reflection of both his reality TV background and his "own sense of weakness."
to a person who thinks the exercise goes from golf cart to green, ”Wilson said.
Michael D & # 39; Antonio, the author of Trump's biography in 2015 and a CNN commentator, stated that Trump has always prioritized appearances in his hires, filling Trump's offices with people he considers to be looking good. "
"That may be what troubles him with these photos – emphasizing the appearance instead of the recording," said Antonio. "But he never abandons a method he has successfully used in the past."