Everyone knows that I mean US President Trump.
Journalists are shocked that Trump now has said that Republican losses at the midterm elections could lead to violence.
Well, I remember that he said the same just before his election. If I won’t win it must be from tampering with the system and fraud and violence might erupt because the people want me. Something like that. So this is nothing new.
Except for this time, he doesn’t threaten that the working class may revolt but rather that the Democrats will “violently” overturn “everything we’ve accomplished” equating the Democrats and Antifa.
Difference between these two times don’t matter so much. The trouble here is that again, he lowers the bar of decent discourse in US politics.
But this too is just a puff in his smokescreen trying to hide his personal scandals (treason, infidelity, lying) and scandalous rule, ruining the economic (trillions of long-term debts for petty short-term profits, global trade wars) and natural climate for generations to come.
Only, don’t let it seem that Trump is the evil genius here. It’s the Republican Party that let him run and still deems him more valuable than ever. True, they don’t like his coarseness but he tickles them pink with right-wing slogans. But that is not the essence for them. What count most are his economic measures. He expands the military, he withdrew from climate change containment and best: his tax reform.
If I was a cartoonist who has to depict the Trump era, I would draw it as a man soliciting a prostitute. The man is Trump, of course; the woman the Republican Party. He has written on his legs big military and bad climate respectively and maybe some hot-button issues on his body. But he holds out a stack of money and says: Would you like a tax reform?
This is my 153th blog post that mentions Trump, a third of the 455. A labor of love?