Rich Wilhelm

217 Words About Donald Trump (# 1)

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2017 at 1:55 am

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidential administration have come and gone. I have been relatively quiet. Giving him a chance, I guess.

Being quiet ends for me tonight. From now on, I will be occasionally post my thoughts on President Trump. I suppose my main reason for doing this is selfish: once this surrealistic nightmare is over, I want to be able to look back and see the evidence that I spoke out against Trump and his ideas.

At the same time, I don’t want to spend my life rattling on about Donald Trump, so I plan on limiting each entry to 217 words. Get in, express my dismay, get on with my life.

So, let’s get to it: Donald Trump’s garbling of United States history is appalling to me.  I realize that many people feel that a working knowledge of history is not necessarily a prerequisite for “making America great again,” but I disagree. Trump has not shown any real inclination to learn much American history, and this disinclination makes itself agonizingly clear when he says things like, “People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”

Don’t be surprised when I return to this topic. It’s a huge Trump pet peeve of mine.

 

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  1. Trump’s the worst.
    What a jerk.

  2. Most presidents (at least those in my lifetime) have taken inspiration from other presidents–Clinton from JFK—(not always the positive stuff), and Obama from Lincoln.

    Trump likes to say that his hero is Andrew Jackson, but it seems to me that a better example
    is Zaphod Beeblebrox, who, according to the late, great sci-fi satirist Douglas Adams in his “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is the three-armed, two-headed president of the entire galaxy!

    A typical Zaphod comment; “If there’s anything out there more important than my ego, I want it hunted down and shot!”

    Sound familiar?

    • Yes! One day early last year, I was reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Chris and one particular sentence about Zaphod totally felt like a description of Trump.

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