There is a phenomenon on the horizon. He is often referred to as “The Donald”. Unless you have been in a coma for the last ten years or so you know immediately who I mean.
Me, I call him “the bully”. He does not care what he says to anyone, or about anyone. He isn’t afraid to demean or ridicule any one person, or group of people for that matter. His “campaign” is apparently based upon the simplest solutions for all our problems. “Bomb them, build a huge wall to keep them out, deport them”. Sound familiar? It should, “The Donald” has said all that and more. He has ridiculed and slammed anyone who has the temerity to call him out, or simply disagree. The bottom line here seems to be, if you don’t agree with him or revere him you are “a target”!
Donald Trump is a show man first and foremost. And he is very good at it. Make no mistake, he is intelligent. He knows exactly how to push the buttons of a large number of Americans, a group who is disillusioned, and angry with just about anything in their lives. The real problem surfaces when you look beyond all the rhetoric and simple solutions. Is there any substance to what he says? Not in my mind…all his antics before the camera generates media attention, and it sways the growing numbers of people who just want someone to tell them what they want to hear, that there is an end to all the craziness in the world.
There was a movie produced back in 1995 titled The American President. I loved it! One of the characters reminds me of Donald Trump. In fact, the Richard Dreyfuss portrayal of President Shepherds nemesis, Senator Bob Rumson, is eerily similar to what we now expect out of The Donalds mouth. Frankly it frightens me…writing such a character into a movie is entertaining, but seeing that character in real time is just too much. Can you really see Donald Trump leading our country?
God, I hope not…