Yes, Robert Pattinson could potentially be the next president of the United States. After all, he did very well in last week’s US presidential election. As of this writing, he is the current president-elect of the United States. No, this isn’t a joke. It’s actually possible that the English actor could end up in the Oval Office.
If you’re wondering what on earth this has to do with beauty, it basically comes down to style. Like Donald Trump, Pattinson has a unique sense of style that is completely his own. As someone who is often touted as one of England’s finest actors, his unique style can sometimes be attributed to his dramatic roles. After all, these characters he plays are often memorable for their eccentricities and lavish lifestyles. While it’s true that he has played a number of eccentric characters over the years, it’s not difficult to see how his distinct personal style has stemmed from a more organic source.
Pattinson’s style can be summed up in three words: extravagance, individuality, and authenticity. While it’s not entirely a coincidence that these are the same three words that appear on the front of Donald Trump’s books, it’s clear that Pattinson’s style has rubbed off on his business partner. It would appear that, as the President of the United States, Trump might take a hint from his British counterpart and infuse it into domestic policy. After all, the UK and the US have a lot in common when it comes to style. Perhaps Trump and Pattinson could even collaborate on a fashion program, to help further infuse American style into the daily lives of the average citizen.
In any case, no matter what your political ideologies are, it’s hard not to be excited about the idea of seeing one of England’s most renowned actors, Robert Pattinson, become the next president of the United States. Let’s just hope that he makes a good president. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Who Is Donald Trump?
If you’re living outside of North America, you might not know much about Donald Trump. That’s probably a good thing, since he isn’t considered a particularly likeable or approachable person. Indeed, in one of the most infamous moments of this year’s election campaign, Trump referred to the media as “scum” and “a total disgrace.”
It wasn’t just the insults that were considered shocking, it was also his casual approach to issues and his seeming lack of concern for those who didn’t support him.
This is the man who could become the next president of the United States. And for the past year, there’s been a seemingly unending string of controversies surrounding him. Here’s a quick recap of some of his more notable exploits.
In June, Trump imposed a temporary travel ban on all individuals entering the United States from several countries, including Germany, France, and Italy. While the ban originally applied to these three countries, it was later expanded to include Chad, Syria, and Yemen.
The ban was met with immediate criticism, and even some supporters described it as un-American. In September, Trump modified the original travel ban, removing Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens were banned from entering the US. While this modification gave Trump some goodwill with the public, it has largely been viewed as a cosmetic move. Whether it was his plan all along or a last-ditch effort to try to save face, it’s impossible to say.
Relations With Foreign Leaders
In July, the New York Times reported that during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Trump “raised the issue of the election interference that Mr. [Vladimir] Putin had sought to sponsor.” The conversation “drifted towards Russia’s support for Mr. Trump,” the Times reported, adding that “the two sides spoke about Ukraine possibly working with England, Germany and France to develop joint responses to the annexation of Crimea.”
This is a fairly typical Donald Trump chat-up line. During an interview last November, the president-elect revealed that he had been telling foreign leaders that they could trust him because he was going to “lock up” Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election, when he took office.
The idea behind this line is that you make the person you’re talking with feel as though they’re the most important person in the world. By using this technique, you’re able to get them to do anything for you — which, quite often, ends up meaning doing nothing at all. This makes the line a popular choice with foreign leaders, since they usually want to appear powerful and have the US government think highly of them.
The Wikileaks Scandal
In September 2016, Wikileaks released a cache of emails that had been stolen from the Democratic Party and appeared to show that officials in charge of the Clinton campaign were collaborating with journalists, in particular with the New York Times, to positively portray Hillary Clinton in the media.
The emails, which were published by the Times and other publications, appeared to show that John Podesta, then chair of the Clinton campaign, gave the newspaper’s reporters sensitive information about the presidential candidate, including her schedule and details of her private conversations. In one email, sent on October 31, 2016, just nine days before the election, Podesta wrote: “Especially now, it’s important to get the story right. Sincerely, John.”
Podesta’s correspondence with the Times included a link to a confidential Trump insider-trading group chat, where the two discussed the contents of the emails and how to make them public. The chat was eventually uncovered by the FBI and, as a result of its contents, two of the group’s members were charged with securities fraud.
The Trump Skincare Regimen
Trump has been criticized for decades for his bad hair and skin. In 2015, he famously tweeted: “I will say that I have very expensive taste. And my skin reflects that. I just purchase the finest ingredients, and I only use the very best products. It’s important to find the right combination for yourself. But it’s also very important not to overdo it. Too much moisture and heat can do damage.”
This is one area where he might make an effort to improve. According to celebrity skincare specialist Michelle Phan, you can use products with an SPF rating of no higher than 30 to protect your skin in the face of increasing heat and sun exposure. As for what type of products he could use, Phan lists sunscreen as one of the most important categories, along with moisturizer and serum.
While it’s true that sunscreen is important, it’s also important to keep in mind that no product can give you perfect skin. Just like with his travel ban, Trump’s skin care regimen may be a platform for his self-image. After all, he’s often criticized for being thin-skinned, so he might feel the need to prove the naysayers wrong by taking good care of his skin. Or, perhaps, he just wants to show the public he’s a bit more mature than his antics would have you believe.
More Than Meets The Eye
There are a lot of things about Donald Trump that aren’t pretty. His bad temper, his racism, his sexism, and, perhaps most importantly, his lack of care for the environment. While it’s important to have open, honest conversations about these things, the reality is that there are quite a few things about Trump that most people are more than content to ignore. His style, for example.
Take a stroll down any city’s historic shopping district, and you’ll see plenty of people who choose to ignore Trump’s existence. While Trump’s policies might be toxic for the environment, his style is definitely not. If anything, it’s pretty cool.
So while it might be exciting to imagine a Donald Trump presidency, it’s also important not to lose sight of the fact that he is a very flawed individual. While it’s easy to fall into a funk when Trump’s poll numbers are in decline, it’s also important to remember that he will never be able to live down his many failings. As for the rest of us, it’s important to keep in mind that he isn’t actually leading our country, he’s just doing his best to bamboozle and intimidate the public into thinking he’s a competent leader.