Imagine a self proclaimed populist who’s never shoveled his own walk or changed a diaper, never punched a clock or worked for minimum wage. Imagine a politician who lies, then lies about that lie ad nauseam—OK, that one isn’t so hard.

Next, imagine a would-be civil servant who’s never civil and treats everyone not himself as if they were his servants, who further divides the servant class in two camps: those who he can cheat and those who aren’t worth cheating.

Also, imagine the world’s best deal-maker—again self proclaimed—who’ll trade anything for a compliment. And, most terrifying of all, imagine this soon-to-be top statesman abandoning reason and common sense at the first slight.

Now, imagine—metaphorically at first, but eventually literally—this guy having the keys to your home.