“I know words. I have the best words,” says the man who has probably never read a book without pictures or stepped inside a library in his life.
I still wonder how this moron was able to ascend to the highest office in the land. And I wonder when the people who helped get him there will wake up and discover that he’s nothing but a charlatan and a con artist.
Or maybe they already know that, and that’s why they want him there.
Written for today’s Daily Writing Challenge from Teresa over at The Haunted Wordsmith. The three prompt words are “words,” “discover,” and “wonder.”
I am loath to write yet another post about Donald Trump, but I can’t help myself. I really loathe the man. There is nothing Donald Trump says or does that is in any way compatible with my beliefs, perspectives, or ideology. The man is totally unhinged.
And what is he doing these days? He’s running around the country appearing at arenas and other settings to allegedly support GOP candidates for Congress. But he rarely talks about the candidates he’s supposedly there to endorse and support.
His goal is totally self-serving. His objective is to play on the emotions and gullibility of his ardent supporters by repeating his greatest hits:
- Build the Wall
- Zero Tolerance
- No collusion/No Obstruction
- Witch Hunt
- Fake News
- The Press is the Enemy of the People
- Make America Great Again
- Tired of Winning
- Low IQ Maxine Waters (or Don Lemon or LeBron James)
- I Have the Best Words
- I’m a Stable Genius
- Im Really Rich
- Space Force
- Nobody is Tougher on Russia Than Donald Trump
- Winning the Electoral College is Very Tough for a Republican
- Crooked Hillary/Lock Her Up
- Very Fine People on Both Sides
The sad and disturbing thing is that too many people are buying — hook, line, and sinker — what this con artist is selling.
Written for these prompts
- Ragtag Daily Prompt, “play”
- Word of the Day Challenge, “loath”
- Your Daily Word Prompt, “compatible”
- Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “setting”
I used to think that Donald Trump was the quintessential con artist. I even wrote a post about it not long ago. You can read it here if you want to.
But I don’t think that anymore. Con artists tend to be great talkers. They are well dressed and exude an air of confidence and authority. They can be charming and seemingly sincere.
But isn’t Trump a charming talker who comes across with confidence, authority, and sincerity? No, he is not. He fills all his speeches with glib promises that he never follows through on. And more often than not, what comes out of his mouth is not at all articulate. It’s little more than word salad.
Take his speech at a rally the other night in Montana. Trump went on one of his tirades, this time complaining about how no one congratulates him for how big the crowds at his rallies are.
“They never say I’m a great speaker,” Trump bellowed, pointing at the media attending the rally. “Why the hell do so many people come? It’s got to be something. I guess they like my policy?”
And then he said this, which is quoted exactly as he said it:
“I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “quintessential.”