Trump is a virus.
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!