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Random Thoughts About Trumputin and American Democracy

My ancestors have been in this country for ten generations, since 1620, and every day I resent Trumputin, the son of a recent immigrant, his Scottish-born mother, and a man who was conceived in Germany before his grandfather was kicked out of that country, Fred Trump, trying to destroy the democracy my ancestors fought for over the past nearly 400 years. And I fought for our democracy too, as a Navy Lieutenant in the Vietnam War (later promoted to Lt. Commander), something our chicken hawk, bone-spurred President refused to do.

He claims to be a Republican, after many years of sucking up to New York Democrats and donating to their campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s, but he really is a member of the Donald Trump Party, and has no core beliefs of his own – only what will benefit Donald Trump personally.

He claims to be a Republican, after many years of sucking up to New York Democrats and donating to their campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s, but he really is a member of the Donald Trump Party, and has no core beliefs of his own – only what will benefit Donald Trump personally. And as his former and soon-to-be-indicted advisor Sam Nunberg says: ” You have to realize that Donald Trump screws everybody.” Including you, and if he can, me….


A friend of mine who knew Trumputin in the 1990s in New York told me that he heard lurid stories told by Trumputin in his presence about the size of his penis and his romantic conquests. And my friend was told by a close female associate of Trumputin who slept with him about various Trumputin sexual fetishes that she witnessed, including asking for and getting a pair of shoes she had recently worn, so he could smell and lick them. (Let’s hope she did not have athlete’s foot at the time.)


It appears that Trumputin is unravelling, as more and more of his close associates before he was elected are leaving or being forced out:

  • Keith Schiller, his “personal bodyguard,” now back in New York City because Trumputin would not pay his legal fees;
  • His close (and we don’t really know how close) associate Hope Hicks, leaving for “other opportunities”;
  • His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is in deep trouble for money laundering and for indiscreet contacts in the White House with financiers who later loaned his company a half billion dollars;
  • His son, Donald Trump, Jr., who in big trouble over hosting the June, 2016 meeting with three Russians peddling “dirt’ about Hillary Clinton, and dragging Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and possibly even Trumputin himself into collusive activities with the Russians;
  • His daughter Ivanka, who is ensnared with her husband Jared into possible criminal conduct;
  • And finally his wife Melania, who can barely hide her contempt for her husband, and may split from him soon.

In the not too distant future, Trumputin may be alone in the Oval Office, with all his close “friends” (if indeed he had any) abandoning him or headed to the slammer. His National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is on the way out, as may also be his chief of Staff, John Kelly. All that he will have left to keep him company are the glazed donuts he likes to binge on and the Carl’s Jr. cheeseburgers he shoves down his throat every day. Watch him blimp up even further.


If you want daily reports on what is going on in the White House, google “Rogue WH Snr Advisor” (also “@RogueSNRadvisor”). Here are some of his (or her) recent gems:

  • March 5: “Looking forward to lil Donny telling us all about how Sam Numeberg (sic) was a ‘nobody’. The dominoes, they’re falling faster and faster.”
  • March 4: “Trump keeps telling staff he’s ‘on a diet’ & has actually been eating salads. But staffers keep finding stacks of pie tins, candy wrappers and balled up Arby’s bags hidden t/o the WH. One hall closet ‘filled to the brim’.”
  • February 28: “The Kushner loan news is about as blatant a tale of corruption as you’ll hear in this country, but what will come of it? This is a true test of the measure of our legal system – it’s a slam dunk case but in this era I can’t say for sure it won’t be swept under the rug.”
  • February 28: “Anyone saying Hope Hicks left for any reason other than Mueller/Trump Russia is delusional. She’s 29 – doesn’t want to spend her 30’s in federal prison.”
  • February 27: “One thing we should be focusing on is the frantic Trump family scramble to capitalize financially on all of this before it comes crashing down. These boneheads aren’t even trying to cover their tracks.”
  • February 26: “To WH staff, Trump keeps proposing the idea to arm ‘not just teachers, but an employee at every workplace.’ Janitors, waiters, even priests. Says ‘there shouldn’t be a gun free zone anywhere’.”
  • February 20: “Notice how much more vocal and shrill Trump gets every time more news comes out re: Mueller case? It’s like clockwork. Good thing he wears Depends.”

What has this country become? When will Trumputin’s presidency be over?

Ted Vaill