Say you were a bigoted, lying, lazy, heartless, abusive ignoramus. Say your name was Donald Trump. But I repeat myself.
Bad guys add weight to every story they populate. How many ideas has the Orange One already inspired? How many fiction writers –like those folks who write for late-night TV–are already enthusiastically mining the mother lode of material he’s providing, getting it down quickly because it’s coming so fast.
Need some conflict for your protagonist to overcome? Some characteristics and actions you can borrow for your fictitious, mouth-breathing antagonist? We got your guy right here. Your cornucopia of rotten fruit and moldy grain.
Too bad we can’t restrict him to the pages of a book, where he couldn’t do any real harm.