By David Glenn Cox
Back oh so long ago, back before the world stumbled Donald Trump had made the comment that others in his administration wanted to ignore the corona virus. This was after he said the virus was a hoax and before he stole the microphone at the corona virus task force. Now, if everyone will open their Trump lexicon books to page three. When Donald Trump says “Others,” he means nameless faceless imaginary people, or he means himself. These imaginary friends of his are always quite complimentary and never disagree with him. He refers to them quite often, but does he really believe in them?
I mean it’s one thing to be an all-day country liar and spit them out one after another and never miss a beat. But is the Cheeto holding staff meetings with these others? Are they made up specters being used as pawns or is the orange one the front man for a coalition of personalities? Obviously, talking about yourself through what other people say about you is a cry for help. My Mom says I’m cool! Yet after three years under the microscope we know a lot about the Cheeto, but his real persona remains a mystery.
Under a normal Presidency I can imagine them putting on his or her pajamas after a long day and getting into bed with a good book. Under the Cheeto I hear glass breaking and tire swings hitting the wall with one AM tweet storms. It’s clear that he’s not normal but just exactly how not normal is he? What are the possibilities when add stress and stir is in the recipe? After his triumphant empty seat tour in Tulsa the Cheeto climbed off Marine one looking tired and beaten. Trump is a performer was that the man behind the curtain or just one of the men?
Is it me or is he getting worse? There was a time when the orange one would make remarks and there would be a gaff or a single outrageous statement. We would put our hands to our mouths and recoil in shock. Today he is full tilt Bozo from the opening bell his “Kung flu” comment is case in point. He said it; his staff defended it and said he was kidding. Then Trump replies…”I don’t kid.” Is he arguing with his own staff or is that one of the other Donald’s? It would explain a lot of behaviors. Maybe it’s not a short attention span maybe it’s the nine-year-old Donald, the one afraid of daddy. “Don’t send me away daddy, don’t send me to military school.”
We’ve all seen Don the con, with his used car salesman smile. Boisterous and hugging the podium the super salesman trying to sell cow shit to cowboys. The performer the guy who thinks he’s the coolest dude in the room. The Lothario and world’s greatest lover. Then there is angry Don who lashes out at reporters or anyone even remotely connected to a perceived slight. “I am a grown man daddy! Why can’t you respect me?”
The bully Don, “I’ll show you daddy. I’ll show you I’m tough.”
The only reason I mentioned these others is because they seem to be winning the table tennis match inside the Trump Dome. When he said others wanted to ignore the virus, he meant himself as head of the Trump Committee of Donald Trump. The nine-year-old saying, “I don’t want to do this. It’s hard work and it makes me look bad!” The bully Don says, “Be tough, shake it off stop being a whimp.” Then comes Don the con, “I think we have too much testing.” The committee has decided, we shall ignore the virus. Don the con says, “out of my way fellas, I got this. I was right all along.”
The plan is to downgrade and defund testing. You can’t wear a mask because wearing a mask is an acknowledgement that the virus is still out there. The plan dreamed up by the Presidents is to create a cartoon stage play where what you see really isn’t there. “Shhh, be very quiet, I’m hunting wabbits!” I say the President’s plan because obviously his Administration has no idea what he is going to say or do from minute to minute. The nine-year-old says, “let’s hold more rallies, those are fun!” Don the con says, I’m with the kid on this one! Angry Don says, why can’t it be like it was before? I want it! I want it!
Rallies, border wall inspections and wreath laying ceremonies all candy and no vegetables. Trying to turn back the clock ignoring medical science and ignoring the world at large living inside the bubble of me, myself and I. Gomez wants to blow up real trains this time with real people onboard. His staff of enablers looks on in horror and says, “Okay, were good with that but we’re going to pretend we’re not on the off chance that someone could be prosecuted at some later date.”
The President or Presidents of the United States official corona virus policy it to ignore it until it goes away. He’s tired of it wants to return to his safe space. Where he is a warm and comfy nine year old in front of the radio.
A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver!!! The Lone Ranger!
With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice! Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering hoof-beats of the great horse Silver
The Lone Ranger rides again!
You can’t speak to them now, they’re on executive time.