Comparing Donald Trump with King Kong

Comparing Donald Trump with King Kong

This is the third in a series of unexpected comparisons between our new federal administration, and movies, with their social settings, in order to create analogies to help us understand the new, strange behavior of our new government. The first two movies were “The Planet of the Apes” and “The Wizard of Oz”.  This is written for chuckles, it is not serious.

First of all, both Trump and King Kong like to hang out on the top floor of a New York skyscraper.

Both are gruff as can be, but each has a penchant for beautiful women.

Nobody tells either of them what to do.

The attitudes of both are purely prehistoric.

Both like striking at their enemies.

But, Trump’s skin is a lot thinner than King Kong’s is.

Both like people sacrificing to them.

Both are great showpieces, and TV networks fight for their appearances.

Neither can be constrained by their handlers in public appearances.

Both of them hate the press and growl at them.

Both destroy the traffic patterns in New York City, especially around their towers.

Both long for a return to the good old prehistoric times.

Both like fast food.

Both complain about air planes.

Both thump their chests in self praise at every opportunity they get.

Both are the biggest and the best in all things.

But, Kong really did make the neighbors build an enormous wall at their expense.

Both like it when people dance for them.

But, Trump loves the camera, whereas Kong is scared off by flash bulbs.

Both act as Kings.

But, Kong actually drains swamps by scaring its occupants, whereas Trump fills up swamps.

Neither of them ever smile.

They both rule by threatening away adversaries.

Both like to smash everything in sight.

Neither of them read.

Neither of them can do math.

Kong gets fired at, while Trump just fires.

Neither pays federal income tax.

Only King Kong understands climate change.

Both are Kings of their jungles.

Both require a large police presence.

Both like to trample their opponents.

Neither of them consult with advisors before acting.

Hollywood loved Kong, but not Trump.

Trump tweets and Kong roars, yet both of them shake the earth.

(I’m much to polite to make a comparison of their hand size.)

King Kong won the AFI award for Movie of the Year, and Peter Jackson, several Best Director, and Naomi Watts, several best actress. Trump did not win an Emmy, since they were “rigged”.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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