There's an air of concession in what Donald Trump Jr. had to say after last night's debate.
While Trump Jr. believes his father won last night's debate, he believes the presidency would be a "step down" anyway.
Moving into the White House would be a "step down" for his father, Donald Trump Jr. told a Fox News reporter after the third presidential debate Wednesday. [...]
"Unlike Hillary Clinton, who's gotten very rich being a politician, peddling American influence, he hasn't. This is only a step down. But he wants to make sure that all Americans, all ethnicities and backgrounds, have the same opportunity to do what he's been able to do: To start a great family, to start a great business."
There's no doubt in my mind that Trump and his family do believe the White House would be a significant step down from their gold-trimmed penthouses.
This was never about governing, public policy or public service; it's about ego and vanity. The presidency is just one more item on the Trump bucket list.
My favorite conspiracy theory of this election cycle is the one about Bill Clinton nudging Trump to run.