TOOS Romney vs Prole Trump
While Mitt Romney is too public to be out of sight, and Trump is too rich and too well educated to be prole, their respective attitudes towards their wealth is very representative of TOOS and prole.
The top-out-of-sight towards money is that it something to be hoarded and used when needed, but never to be shown off, and indeed wealth is viewed as something slightly shameful. If you remember Jamie Johnson’s dad in Born Rich, who stays hidden away in his mansion making oil paintings, and is annoyed at his son for being public about the family’s wealth, that’s TOOS.
Trump attitude towards is money is how proles imagine rich people to behave, but few rich people actually do. Trump is proud of his wealth and will boast to anyone listening how rich he is. While Romney tried as hard as possible for the voters not to know anything about how much he was worth, Trump has inflated the number to $10 billion, a number that that appears to be based on wildly optimistic assumptions about how much he could sell his properties for.
The irony is that Trump’s prole attitude towards money works a lot better with the public. By being ashamed of his wealth, the public saw that as an admission that there was something wrong with Romney being rich and that it was a reason not to vote for him. Trump feels not the least bit of shame about anything, an attitude which works very well in politics, where the opposition, and the MSM if you are a Republican, will pounce on even the slightest psychological weakness.