The Trump has never veered from his role as a consistent destroyer of things he has not built. Lucy P. Marcus, founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, Ltd., a Professor of Leadership and Governance at IE Business School and a non-executive board director of Atlantia SpA. has noticed that "Amid the bread and circuses, Trump continues along his path of demolition."

In her article "Trump the Destroyer" Marcus goes on to say, "With all the skill of an experienced arsonist, US President Donald Trump is preparing America for a firestorm... To deflect attention from potentially incendiary policies, he launches baseless accusations against his supposed enemies – beginning with the media. Portraying negative coverage as “fake news” has helped Trump to distract from scandals big and small: his family’s conflicts of interest, his dodgy business deals around the world, white supremacists among his senior staff, the rejection of ethics training for senior White House staff, and much else."

She claims we should all "fear a future of overwhelming pollution, inadequate education, poor working conditions, increasingly extreme weather events, geopolitical conflict, and the destruction of programs and policies created to build a safer, more secure, and more prosperous future for all." Unfortunately, Wee Donnie does understand the power and usefulness of fear as a diversion allowing him to  enlarge his control and nepotism within the Disunited States of America.

The intention of the War of Independence (which Canadians continue to call the American Revolutionary War) was to eliminate the excesses of the British parliament in the time of "Mad King" George III, who suffered bouts of "acute mania." At its worst his vocabulary became rudimentary. At least one WWW writer has entitled a story "Mad King Trump" and perhaps he is a surrogate for the lost pomp and circumstance surrounding such medieval figures. Frank Farley PhD: "Monarchies are a symbol set against democratic and egalitarian principles, a sort of antithesis of the 21st century's great central struggle.Our British friends can of course do whatever they want, even holding on to the last vestiges of medieval pomp and privilege. But America has stood for many as a beacon of freedom, opportunity for all, and equality. I hope our relentless obsession with the lives of Royals will end sooner than later..."

If I were the King of the Forest... Though my tail would lash, I would show compash for every underling!  Ivana Marie Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump did quite well financially (now $60-million) when she divorced him, but did earn her way as a property manager. Trump once said they had few disagreements, "because ultimately I tell her what to do." He regretted bringing her into the business, "I soon began to realize that I was married to a businessperson rather than a wife."

He had trouble with the concept of powerful women: Apparently when he arrived and found that Ivana had not prepared dinner... "  I like kids. I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I'll supply the kids and she'll take care of them." He had a pre-nup with Ivana and claimed he paid her one dollar a year and all the dresses she can buy." He advised other men: "Don’t give your wife “negotiable assets.” That’s a yuuuuge mistake." And never touch a diaper or "act like the wife." After his affair he mused, "I even thought, briefly, about approaching Ivana with the idea of an ‘open marriage.’ But I realized there was something hypocritical and tawdry about such an arrangement that neither of us could live with — especially Ivana. She’s too much of a lady."

Marla Maples has an estimated net worth of $ 30 million. An American socialite, actress and television personality she  acquired this hoard by acting in small roles in television and movies and  from a divorce settlement.Donald Trump said that she insisted he spend more time with her. "Look,' he said "I like working... Why would you want to take something that I enjoy and change it?’ I always viewed her whys as being very selfish." Then were her "trumps," which he referred to as "doodies."

His most recent acquisition has been the most compliant and lasting. More about her in due course.

Trump may denigrate losers, but guess how individual world will conclude, even for a man like Wee wee Donnie?   Having too many assets is a lose/lose situation. "Nothing to lose" is not necessarily a bad thing as one becomes very aged.

Rod doubts that this is universally the case. Have a look at that article on line?

We know he is a grumpy old trump and more than a bit of a character in the original sense of the word, which derives from "Middle English: from Old French caractere, via Latin from Greek kharaktēr ‘a stamping tool.’ From the early sense ‘distinctive mark’ arose ‘token, feature, or trait’, and from this ‘a description, especially of a person's qualities,’ giving rise to ‘distinguishing qualities.’" To simplify Character is the mental and moral qualities that exemplify an individual. In both cases, as with food, you become what you assimilate.

The difference between good and evil, moral and immoral, empathy or a lack thereof, are fluid from one culture to another and over time. Individually some people can adjust toward or away from pathology, but there may be extremes where character has become rock-solid in the direction of sainthood or pure evil. That's against traditional psychology which used to place more weight on environment as a causative agent. That happy family created by Al Capp, something of an arch conservative, had its quirks. The robotic girl in Metropolis was "pure evil" but inhuman.  Vendetta is the anti-hero of a dystopian movie, who had good intentions in terms of taking down a fascist government, but used terrorist tactics. That "Thin Man" appears in Metropolis and may be the prototype for "V."

On the left, Ronald Searle the ext-pat liberal Brit self-caricatured as a young and old cartoonist. On the right, a young and aging Al Capp, voicing left and right-wing cant. Al Cool enjoyed his life (inasmuch as that was possible with only one leg and other handicaps) as he was very successful selling all kinds of visual products.

The blocked quotes are pure Trumpisms, out there blowin' in the wind like giant horse flies.General Bullmoose: Created by Al Capp in 1953, Bashington T. Bullmoose was a mercenary, cold-blooded capitalist tycoon, self assured and tyrannical. Bullmoose's bombastic motto was adapted by Capp from a statement made by Charles E. Wilson, the former head of General Motors when it was America's largest corporation. In 1952 Wilson told a Senate subcommittee, "What is good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice-versa." Bullmoose Industries seemed to own or control everything. He was sometimes accompanied by his delectable "secretary," Bim Bovak (above, based on actress Kim Novak). Li'l Abner became embroiled in many globe trotting adventures with the ruthless, reactionary billionaire over the years.

Al Capp was a grey character, a master-cartoonist with a flawed personality. He left his wife who inked his first comic strips and assisted him in getting through art school. He attempted the rape of a number of women, from college co-eds to Grace Kelly.  Michael Dooley concluded ed that, "After his youth he didn’t seem eager to make close friends. He was misanthropic and self-loathing, so what did it really matter? That he had defeated or destroyed his enemies was the point." Sound familiar? But this is not about Bully Moose or Odd Al.

Like Capp, The Trump had more admirers and hangers - on than friends. Garrison's caricature is idealized.

"Let's fly south and do golf instead of saving America?"

March 28, 2017

So what kind of Character is Bully Trump? Obviously not an overly sensitive fellow when it comes to conventional morality.

He has made it clear that he will never turn the other cheek and does not believe in befriending enemies and the

How about Intelligence, which is not all about grades?
Intelligence is commonly considered the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Since he was narrowly trained and not a grade A student. his understanding of the nuances of this world has to be constrained. He has made it clear that he thinks that the arts and sciences or bunk. which probably indicates they were never important in his curriculum of studies.

Annotated film clip from the movie Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, showing Arthur Dent and friend being subjected to poetic torture.  Trump claimed to have plenty of words in his vocabulary but added this one a variant on the better known word braggadocio, a "braggart." His is a countrified archaic form or dialectic, of the more common word, "itself not common enough to merit an entry in our dictionary." -Merriam - Webster. In itself, that might seem to indicate possession of a body of arcane knowledge.

This is recycled, recombinant art. Who would guess that he had no writing skills?  His ghostwriters and perhaps the folks tracking his grammar, syntax, and spelling mistakes.  Spelling errors: "tapp, non-sense, over-rated." unpresidented. Beyond that:  "No matter how good I do;  'Bigly,' AKA, 'Big League';  Her and Obama;  I'm not unproud; There blood, sweat and tears;  Somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, They, the Obama administration."

Perhaps Donald would agree that skool is not cool?

Language use has been devolving in spite of spell and grammar checkers. At least,  we know that Donnie admires Wimpston Churchill? He painted pretty pickturs.

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between real and fake ideas.  Fortunatly Merriman-Webster is a gatekeeper of reality. Apparently, Trump never used the word "bigly," which is legitimate but archaic. WOW! Photoshop is impressive, but...

Does Donnie do poetry? He has never been a senator but there may be time.  This is Al Capp revisited, Li'l Abner (Al's avatar seen in the entourage,  which included Moonbeam McSwine (possibly the actress Jane Russell). This was  conservative anti - USSR stuff! Turn about, fair play, back then.

The "Kingfisher" was a nasty Democrat from Louisiana assassinated in 1935 . These symbols, for and against the Republicans, are recent.

"The Tweet's the thing wherein we'll catch the conscience of the king.  Is he, in fact, a reptilian alien?"

The Obamas have a legacy and a life after politics as beach bums. Not "sad" or "bad" as Trump might say.

I won't try to explain this. Monosyllablics confuse me!

That quote from on high also takes me down.

Marmalade? Nah? I used to love Robertson's Marmalade when it came in pottery jars with cardboard covers. Back then I was middle class and could afford it.

What's not to like about a trump? Well...

At this time, there is no legal way to get off planet

The highlighted quote is by Donnie whose character is at issue.

From Der Trump's perspective it's all a bigly joke: Back in 1997 he visit Bronx Public School 70 to serve as "Principal For A Day." The school had an ulterior motive since they hoped he might help fund their chess team at a tournament. At an assembly he arranged to give away 15 Nike sneakers. On the way out he dropped by the chess team bake sale and contributed $1,000,200 to their travel fund. Trump carried a stash of gag money. Only the $200 was viable currency. When the New York Times reported this incident, the Biggie sent them a rebuttal saying, “that the story written by Jim Dwyer, a proven loser, was far different from the reality of the day.” No lack of self confidence!

Peter Collett noted that Donald Trump's masks were caricatures. "The first thing we notice about Trump’s facial expressions is the sheer variety."

He suggested that, "A great deal of Donald Trump’s political success can be put down to his body language and the unusual ways he uses his face... This was evident before and during the presidential election. While the other candidates – Hillary Clinton included – were struggling to appear likable and restrained, Trump was busy performing grimaces that would not have looked out of place in Japanese Noh theatre."

Discussing his signature masks, he listed this as #3.

#2. The Angry Face.  Not all billionaires are friends.

It appears that Trump is genetically prevented from adapting to change.

When it comes to language he is a shape-changer, but how much of it reflects his real belief is an unanswerable question.

There is some dichotomy in many of his assertions.

Is he perhaps amoral?

Never in the field of human relations has so much been invested by so many, in the words of a wee guru."

He has been losing credibility. "The HuffPost Pollster average of recent national polls puts Trump’s favorability at only 31 percent, while 63 percent view him unfavorably. That’s a notable decline from late January, on the eve of the first votes in the GOP nominating process, when Trump’s average favorability rating was 37 percent, with 57 percent viewing him unfavorably." If a business was to be run as Trump is managing America it would soon declare bankruptcy. How long will citizens endure life under a loser?

Elements that are commonly associated with evil involve unbalanced behavior involving expediency, selfishness, ignorance, or neglect.

Originally known to the Lakota Sioux as "The Six Grandfathers", the mountain was renamed after Charles E. Rushmore, a prominent New York lawyer.President Coolidge insisted that, along with Washington, two Republicans and one Democrat be portrayed. That's another interesting story. Whether they are for or against Wee Trumpie, one suspects that most of the world's people would agree that he is a character in the sense that he flaunts distinctive moral and intellectual attributes (be they ever so humble).

One will never hear this old guy humming "What kind of fool am I?"  The rest of us continue to ask, what kind of person is this. In April, some illustrated observations on this involved subject.
To deflect attention from potentially incendiary policies, he launches baseless accusations against his supposed enemies – beginning with the media. Portraying negative coverage as “fake news” has helped Trump to distract from scandals big and small: his family’s conflicts of interest, his dodgy business deals around the world, white supremacists among his senior staff, the rejection of ethics training for senior White House staff, and much else.