Trump is a virus.

He’s contagious.

He’s lethal.

He has taken a country of laws, a democracy that is nearly 250 years old, a democracy with a constitution and a bill of rights and freedom of speech and religion, and turned it all inside out, upside down. And because he’s a conman who is media savvy – about the only thing he has going for him – he knows how to whip up chaos.

It’s a bully tactic, this chaos. The real hardcore bully doesn’t care if you know who he or she is. That kind of bully lies – and you get expelled from school. That kind of bully is your buddy – until he isn’t and trashes you in public. He’s the boss who lavishes you with perks until you do or decide something he considers to be disloyal to his vision. Then he attacks you through his twitter megaphone. He impugns you. Accuses you. He becomes the Pitt bull that you once thought of as a Golden Retriever.

He used to be a buffoon on reality TV. During his campaign, the media loved him, gave him billions in free air time because he was so outrageous, such an asshole, that he was good for ratings. But hey, they assured everyone. He won’t win.

The pundits and the polls, the astrologers and psychics, were all wrong. The electoral college loved him. The popular vote went to the woman, you know, that Clinton, Hillary. But with the electoral college involved, what the people voted for doesn’t count. And remind me, why do we have an electoral college in the 21st century?

Media pundits said, “Oh, he’ll act presidential once he’s inaugurated. Give him some time.”

Like he was puppy who would be house trained as soon as he understood the drill. Thing is, trump never got the drill because that’s not who he is. With him, what you see is what you get – the racism, misogyny, hatred, divisiveness and stupidity of a man who believes being president makes him king, emperor, supremo leader, a savior, a god.

This is the man about whom the children’s story was written, you know, about the emperor who wore no clothes. That same theme fit the wizard in The Wizard of Oz. Pull back the curtain and…oops, there’s the Big Lie. He’s all smoke and mirrors, a germaphobe who refuses to wear a mask when in public, and stuffs his face every night while glued to Fox News.

This “morbidly obese man,” as Nancy Pelosi referred to him, attacks his enemies about their weight, appearance, ethnicity, age, and anything else he can come up with. And then we look at him, a fat orange man with silly hair and belly fat that rolls over the belt of his golf pants. We look at his small hands and little stubby fingers and the way his mouth purses when he says things like the “virus is a hoax…it’ll magically disappear in April…hydroxychloroquine… disinfectant…”

A shot of Clorox, anyone?

What I would love to know is how republicans who acquitted this man during the impeachment trial feel now. Here in Florida, we’re surrounded by his sycophants: Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Governor DeSantis. My question to the three of you: why have you sold your souls to a fat orange man who lies every time he opens his mouth?

By the sources that keep count, there are more than 18,000 lies.

But all of that aside, I don’t understand how any woman- of any color, religious belief, culture, age – can support a man who talks and acts like your worst nightmare of a friend, a partner, a father, son, uncle, nephew, cousin. Go here to read about how he refers to women.

But hey, if you love the guy, if you think he inoculates you when you don’t wear a mask because he doesn’t, if you think he gives a shit about you and you family during this pandemic, if you believe he’s a tough guy who will keep all those awful immigrants from taking over this country,  then hey, vote for him.  And good luck in the coming apocalypse!

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9 Responses to GAG

  1. Caren says:

    The other children’s story I often think of is the Pied Piper and how all the rats (GOP) were so happy to follow him and jump into the river. I love the Baby Trump balloon they blow up every time he visits the UK because that’s exactly how he acts. “if I can’t get my own way I’m going to have a tantrum and throw things and roll on the floor and spit my food.” This man is a nightmare and my biggest fear is that he will never go away.

    • Trish and Rob says:

      I overlooked that story! The Pied Piper is the story of the republican party under trump. May that baby trump balloon pop on election day!

  2. Adele says:

    More frightening than Trump are all the people who believe him, who actually like this criminal. I always knew there were some not very intelligent people in the world but until Trump and this Covid-19 I am staggered at just how many nitwits there are out there.

    • Trish and Rob says:

      Same here, Adele.

    • lauren raine says:

      Never underestimate the stupidity of the populist vote. The Romans said “Bread and Circus”. Trump provides circus, although his regime, corrupt to the core, is not willing to continue the food stamp program or meals on wheels. Marie Antoinette said “let them eat cake”, which is more along the lines of his regime. I think that it is sad, but important, to consider how the lack of education and celebration of ignorance has produced a very large portion of America that is reactive, almost illiterate, and will support a cynical, corrupt regime and a tyrant as long as the propaganda keeps on coming. Hitler was elected by a German democracy. Putin was elected by the popular vote of the short lived Russian democracy.

      • Trish and Rob says:

        True. True. True.

      • Trish and Rob says:

        It’s like that movie – can’t remember the name – where all the smart people stopped having children and the most ignorant and under-educated produced large numbers of offsprings…and the results were not pretty!

  3. Nancy says:

    He is melting down. Running out of gas. His beloved “numbers” are dropping like lead balloons. (Which truly terrifies him, btw.) These are the desperate kicks of a man on his way down. The jig is up and only the truly deranged Trump cultist can continue to support him.
    And he knows it.
    It also makes him dangerous as hell.

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