Trump, Scrooge, the Grinch, and Trump’s Elves

Trump, Scrooge, the Grinch, and Trump’s Elves

Trump has not accepted the President’s typical Santa Claus role during the Christmas season.  He is not at ease with a role showing kindness.

Granted, signing the bill lessening prison sentences is an act of kindness, plus saving the government money to build his Wall, plus supplying workers to grow “his” economy.  What wasn’t kind was directing or ignoring ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions insistence of maximum charges and sentencing for two years.  Changing sentences of blacks with crack cocaine from those with powder cocaine from a hundred times greater to only 18 times as much is nice, but still ridiculous.  Now that opioid deaths have grown to 60,000 people a year, cocaine doesn’t look that serious.

Trump must have been watching too many Christmas movies with his grandkids, since he has decided to imitate the Grinch and Scrooge.  As Scrooge, he furloughed 350,000 innocent government employees who will not earn any pay over the holidays to buy presents for their tiny Tim’s.  

As the Grinch, Trump made 400,000 essential employees such as Airport Security work with delayed pay, and they may have to pay high credit card interest on their purchases, or pay late fees on loans.  This must remind Trump of the joy that he got from stiffing his business contractors.

The threat of a shutdown and the actual shutdown over a $5 billion contribution to a perhaps $27 billion border wall has lost a few trillion dollars in market value just on the S&P 500, held in pension funds, and by Republicans.  That is a thousand-to-one sacrifice of OUR retirement funds and Tiny Tim’s college fund, that Trump made just to please a few radio and TV extreme conservatives to get HIMSELF re-elected.  Trump’s response:  BAH-HUMBUG, EVERYBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE.  Trump was also visited by the idiot of Christmas Present, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, calling the six leading banks about their solvency.  Five of them and the market took losses because of it.  Trump also was visited by the ghost of Christmas past, regretting his choices for the Fed Chairman and the Acting Attorney General, and threatening to replace the former, and choosing a successor for the latter.

Before, Trump had deployed 5,000 actual combat troops to the border to secure us from make-believe terrorists choosing to walk thousands of miles from Central America, to get photographed, finger-printed, and have their background checked out, and then waiting half a year to see if they get in.  These troops had to miss Thanksgiving, and now Christmas, due to the Grinch.  Plus, middle-east terrorists don’t even speak Spanish, and their passports are from countries that are in the Muslim ban.

Speaking of real ISIS terrorists, Trump is now pulling all of our troops out of Syria, where ISIS will regrow, especially after Turkey moves in to wipe out our allies the Kurds which did the actual fighting for us against ISIS.  Even the Grinch would not be that cruel.  So we are fighting fictitious politically created terrorists on our Mexican border, but allowing the real terrorists to resettle in Syria.  What a gift to Trump’s best buddy, Putin.

Finally, today, Trump completed firing his experienced and responsible White House leadership associates.  He replaced them all with obsequious and yes-elves, who will never question the gut genius, or innate scientific genius, or even stable genius, or Greatest President, or General, or Secret Agent Man, or Tariff Man who possesses in one person the District of Columbia (DC) superpowers of the in-Justice League.

The elves don’t ask questions, and sacrifice their individual careers, and apparent obedience to the law, to serve their Bad-Santa.

No Merry Christmas from the Man Who Saved Christmas.

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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