Tired of the Phrase: “thrown under the bus”, About Trump Appointees.

Tired of the phrase:  “thrown under the bus”, about Trump’s appointees.

I have been holding this humor, since so many historically unique events are occurring daily.  But, today, Trump seriously criticized the Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray.  So, it could relate to an important current story.

Has Trump ever even ridden a public bus?  Since he was a child, his millionaire father was passing on millions.  By the age of 10 he probably had more wealth than most of us would earn over a lifetime.  He must have been driven everywhere in a limousine.

Trump probably has the richest cabinet and White House staff ever.  The sales price of an ambassadorship is a cool million.  Trump’s lawyers must be worth many millions.  Trump’s secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin is worth $400 million.  Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, is worth $600 million.  Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, is worth $2 billion.

Trump had one of the biggest superyachts, the Trump Princess, at 86 meters, or 282 feet.  That’s almost the length of a football field.  It has a crew of 48.  It used to be one of the largest yachts in the world, but is now only 80th and slipping, evidence of the Trump backed extreme income inequality.  Trump was also planning to build the world’s largest yacht, but the plans fell through.  It’s important to know this when evaluating Trump’s “common man” front.  Trump is pictured holding cheeseburgers, but never actually eating any.  

Anyway, I was going to replace the bus accident by:  he was made to walk the plank, a more realistic scene.

Remember, before the coronation, Trump flew around in his own Trump logo airplane.  (It was leased, as I remember).  It seemed quaint and homey that Trump always flew back home at night, no matter where the rally was.  That was before we knew about Stormy and Karen McDougal.  That would give rise to the phrase:  ejected without a parachute.

Trump is golfing through his presidency, at his own golf resorts.  Huffington  Post estimates the public cost at $115 million, or 287 years of Presidential salary.  Forbes had estimated that at the current pace for eight years, Trump would rack up $340 million.  Each day golfing, Trump probably gets in and out his golf cart probably 90 times, and swings a club or makes a putt.  His caddy probably even drives the cart, and hands Trump the club and repacks it.  Trump even drives on his own greens to avoid walking.  At the White House, he can’t even walk to the helipad, but parks Marine 1 on the lawn next to the press to save steps.  People who fail Trump are then:  mulliganed into the rough, or having their ball stolen while Trump is passing through.  Maybe Trump just got teed off with them.  Or, like Romney, they were booted from the club.

All of the failures have to go through the Trump amnesia tour:  I didn’t really know him, who is he?  Never saw him before.  By 6:30 PM, the picture of Trump partying with the unknown, and a clip of Trump praising him surfaces.  The relevant phrase here is:  forsaken and forgotten.  Why don’t I refer to women here?  He remembers and usually praises them.

Being dropped on Trump’s twitter farm:  not being retweeted, followed, or hearted.  Being blocked and having your retweets removed.  The worst fate, being twitter-fired, or tweeted out of office.

Trump loves to be petty in violating the freedom of the press, by now excluding Bloomberg reporters from his rallies.  He has banned reporters who pressed questions and held onto the mike.  He had also banned the printed Washington Post, and considered banning the New York Times, although he still tweets about their articles.  He also fires Fox News reporters who walk off the farm.  Relevant phrase:  banned in the White Palace.

If you have really goofed up, Trump says that your only job was just being sent for coffee or a Coke.

Finally, you know you are sent into limbo if Trump doesn’t send you on illegal trips to gather foreign intel or induce investigations on the Bidens.

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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