Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Trump Train Mows Down American Democracy

Aaaaand, America's Next President… is the one who lost the popular vote by close to 3 million in an election that Russia and fake news directed. A man whose highly inflatable ego inflates his wealth but not, of course, his debt, which he said during the primaries was now non-existent but which motherjones.comhas revealed to be $1.3 billion.

It's the guy who's under investigation for ties with Russia, who has chosen an oil mogul for Secretary of State with enormous economic interests in Russia and who's a friend of Putin's. The man who's chosen a cabinet of far-right, anti-everything-progressives some of whom have zero experience. Who paid $25 million to settle a lawsuit for his fraudulent university, who can’t finish a sentence articulately, and who trashed Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign, whipping up rage in his fans, threatening/promising to jail her when he won, then said the Clintons were good people once he had. 

The guy who lies and cheats and steals and sniffs and whines. The sociopath who exploits fear and ignorance, hates Muslims, Latinos and African Americans, despises the poor, abuses women, stiffs his workers — Ahhh! Enough of the words. Pictures do a better job.

Yip. Classy, huh. That’s the next American president. Unless one of the investigations unearths something criminal, or the petition to the Electoral College electors (which has over 4.8 million signatures and counting) begging them to save America has some effect, or they decide off their own bat that they liked that hashtag #HistoryMade.

And on a final note, I Googled when did Donald Trump… And got this.
Millions of wishful thinkers perhaps? Millions of Trump voters experiencing #TrumpRegret, buyer’s remorse a la Brexiteers? Nothing quite so inspiring. It was one of those fake news sites, which posted that Trump had died, as per the quote below. (I’m not linking to it here in case it carries a virus.)
Donald Trump was pronounced dead today at 11am following what some are describing as a violent heart attack.

The world famous businessman and TV personality was previously treated for minor cardio vascular issues that followed a mild course of antibiotics.

Fans have already taken to social media to express their emotions with hash tags #RIPTRUMP #TRUMPRIP #TRUMP4EVER.

Donald’s family and friends have asked to be left alone by all press and media at this present time.

Snopes’ rather dry comment on it was:
“We’d rather not bother giving such cruel and callous clickbaiters additional publicity (so we’re not linking to anything here), but enough confused readers have asked us about this fake report that we unfortunately need to debunk it here.
Donald Trump is not dead.”
Sigh. No, he’s not. But American Democracy is in danger of its life. Everything that’s good about America is in danger of becoming something of the past.