Trump change

Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States, on the long march, slog through the campaign to his election and inauguration, and now in office, among many pledges, promised “to drain the swamp” of the rapacious and mendacious Washington, DC, political establishment characterized by institutionalized (constitutionalized?) cronyism.

Would that he would endeavor to fulfill this promise (such an attempt I consider a chivalrous task of Don Quixote-esque proportions). But no (though I do perceive this similarity between the man of La Mancha and Mr. Trump; both replace a realistic view of the world with an imaginary and narcissistic – thus, self-serving and, therefore, inevitably self-defeating – vision of life and their noble, exalted place in it). A half-year into his presidency, Mr. Trump appears to me to have remained as he, again, from my perspective, alway hath been – as rapacious and mendacious as the town and culture he vowed to change.

Therefore, Trump change truly is chump change of trifling measure and even less meaning.

As President Trump, the Tweeter-in-Chief, might opine: Sad

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2 thoughts on “Trump change

    • I’m aware that the actions and inactions of our current presidential administration and my reactions to them have precipitated a pronounced spike in my daily levels of stress and distress.

      On FB, Don Lipscomb recently posted a brief, but telling commentary: Not my circus, not my monkeys. My riposte was – Perhaps, but we are a captive audience under the big top of which there are no exits. This captures (pun intended) my sad sense of things.

      Love and hope that we’ll all survive relatively unscathed

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