Trump’s Childish Grandiosity Once Again!

When the Trump campaign was in full gear last fall, Senator Ted Cruz and he were engaged in a verbal slug fest with each other.  They loathed each other.  At one point they were both giving speeches in the same city on the same day and as Cruz was making his opening remarks, a huge jet swooped down close to the scene, lowered a wing, and the name “TRUMP” was conspicuous on the aircraft.  Cruz appeared bemused and perhaps self-conscious, as if to say, “Who would do something like that?”  It reminded me of a common exchange on the play-ground in my youth when two rival bullies were vying for power, they would often make some similar type of “in-your-face” statements or gestures to the other bully, announcing their primacy.  When I saw that scene on the news clips, I was appalled as it was obviously a carefully orchestrated event by the soon to be “bully-in-chief.”

But now we have even a more egregious example of Trump’s infantile psyche.  His team attempted to get military tactical equipment to be included in his inauguration parade.  The Pentagon was taken aback by the requests and did finagle out of compliance with this childish whim, explaining the costs and damage to the streets by the heavy artillery as the reason.  Trump and his team did not see just how “Kim Sun Jung” this would have appeared as if Trump himself was a grossly insecure tyrant like Kim Sun Jung. Of course, that is exactly what Trump is.   “Just look how big and powerful I am” is what he wanted to announce to America which some would say is very much related to the “small” size of his “hands!”

Once again we have an example of the childish immaturity of our President.  But equally immature are those who voted for him and his Republican Party for failing to, so far, effectively intervene with this little boy still living in his “terrible two’s.”  Lord help us.  And I do mean, “Lord help us.”  It is time for the gods to crank-down from above a deux-ex-machina onto the stage as the Greeks used to do in their dramas when divine intervention was the only way out some dilemma.

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About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos.I have a lovely wife, Claire, and our only children are two lovely dachshunds, Elsa and Ludwig. I have a BA in history/psychology (double major) from Henderson State University and a M. Ed. in counseling from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. I have a passion for literature, religion, philosophy....and, in general, the liberal arts.
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