Aides service the checklist: Makeup, hair products, medications, McDonald’s, KFC, Diet Coke. Campaign posters, caps. And, of course, Sharpies.
Before locking the doors, staff clean the large mirrors and multiple media screens.
Settling into his leather chair, he resumes working. Sharpie strikethroughs to the word America have posters now reading “Keep me Great” and “Make me Great Again.”
He dims the lights to again watch his two favorite films: “Citizen Kane” and “A Face in the Crowd,” the latter re-edited to his specifications, with a quite different ending.