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My grandmother would say so many witty, off the cuff remarks describe Donald Trump.
Old Black people use the most simple phrases to acknowledge when a person has a couple of screws in their head loose.
And the more I take a closer look at Trump’s actions I am flummoxed. His incompetence fascinates me. I wonder how someone born into so much privilege made it to the pits of unlikable hell. After the sexual misconduct allegations, the bizarre middle-of-the-night tweets, the support given to alleged murderer Kyle Rittenhouse, I thought nothing Trump could do would amaze me or remind me of any more of my grandmother’s witty rhetoric.
However, I found out after listening to recorded interview clips and reading some of the advanced excerpts from The Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward’s book “Rage,” five more of my grandmother’s sayings came to mind.
He lies when the truth is easier.
Recordings released on September 9 revealed what we already know. Trump is the type of man who will lie to God and not feel any remorse about it. On tape, he admitted he knew how deadly the airborne coronavirus was at the beginning of 2020, and that his plan was to intentionally play it down to the American people, even though his home town of New York City quickly became the epicenter of the pandemic.
He is cruising for a bruising.
According to Woodward, Trump told White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, “…My fucking generals are a bunch of pussies. They care more about their alliances than they do about trade deals.” I mean, Trump never served time in the military. He is ten years older than black pepper, and I doubt he has even been in a fistfight, let alone know anything about being a war general. He does not have the luxury of calling anyone a pussy.
He wouldn’t give up his racism for a one-way ticket into heaven.
Listening to Woodward admit to his own ignorance of the Black plight in America, and then listening to Trump cut him off and wholly disagree with the existence of white privilege, lets me further know that Trump supporters do not support Trump because he is a brilliant president. Trumper supporters support Trump because they share the same commitment to white supremacy.
Woodward asked Trump: “But let me ask you this. I mean, we share one thing in common. We’re white, privileged, who- my father was a lawyer and a judge in Illinois, and we know what your dad did. Do you have any sense that that privilege has isolated and put you in a cave to a certain extent, as it put me, and I think lots of white, privileged people in a cave. And that we have to work our way out of it to understand the anger and the pain, particularly Black people feel in this country. Do you feel–,”
Trump responded: “No. You really drank the Kool-Aid, didn’t you? Just listen to you. Wow. No, I don’t feel that at all.”
He is a french fry short of a happy meal.
The President of the United States slipped up and said that he has nuclear weapons. That remark, coming from the president of a country that has a history of invading and bombing countries in the name of blanket fear, is dangerously ignorant on every single level.
He needs better co-counsels badder than a horse needs hay.
Trump’s Senior Advisor slash son-in-law, Jared Kushner, recommended that people who want to understand Trump should read the children’s fantasy novel, “Alice in Wonderland.” President Lincoln had better advice to attend the “Our American Cousin” play.