Saturday, July 1, 2017

Choose One: Trump is a) a chicken-shit; b) a coward; c) gutless; d) all of the above

When Trump is unfairly attacked, “he will punch back ten times harder.”

This wisdom, this penetrating insight, is attributed to Melania Trump. It’s a steaming load of horseshit.

I’ve about had it with President Pig. Trump’s Twitter tirades, his “punching back,” whether he’s targeting the media in general or specific media or political figures (Mika Brzezinski, SNL, Chuck Schumer, e.g.) are about as courageous as a guy who gives you the finger for cutting him off in traffic.

He’s a gutless blowhard, like bullies always are: all bluster and lies. I’m not telling you anything you don’t know.

Yet Trump holds the reins of power. There is no denying that. And he must be stopped: there’s no denying that, either. By now, his base knows this, though they’ll never admit it. The ones who won’t accept it are as delusional as their hero.

But I, for one, could not care less about his “base.” I am sick to death of hearing about them – as if they’re some all-powerful entity we must appease. They are vastly outnumbered. Their guy lost the election by three million popular votes. So, fuck ’em.

On weekdays, I have a long, often dull commute home on public transit. (On the way in, I work.) Last December, to pass the time, I created some bogus Trump Tweets; I’ve inserted a few, further down in this post.

I suspect that Trump, the intoxication of his campaign long gone, is losing interest in the Presidency. Maybe he understands, at last, that it hasn’t made him King Donald; certainly he is under a scrutiny he never bargained for. Which explains his childish lashing out.

On the other hand, the presidency feeds his lust for power, so maybe he’s in it for the duration – until his inevitable comeuppance, and public humiliation.

Every day brings a new outrage. As I write this on a Saturday morning in the western United States, the Associated Press reports Trump as tweeting: “Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?”

Interesting question from a man who has steadfastly refused to release his tax returns. (His “question,” of course, is in reference to his police state demand for detailed information about every voter in the country.)

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