“Forrest” Trump rules the White House

 

 

“Hard work, determination, and talent are key for any successful venture. But sometimes you need that fourth ingredient: dumb luck. Luck can never replace hard work and talent, but sometimes it can win out over both.”   Abby Rosmarin

” I  C A M E .. I  S A W .. I  T R U M P E D  “

 “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life. ” — Oscar Wilde.

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Have you watched the movie “Forrest Gump” starring Tom Hanks as the main character?

He was the type of guy who had no clue as to what was going on around him but always managed through dumb luck and personal drive and ambition to come out smelling like a rose in the end.

After long and careful reflection I am going to go out on a limb here and say that President Donald J. Trump and the movie character Forrest Gump share this same type of personality dysfunction that causes them to come out on top of things no matter how muddled the circumstances around them might have become for other more reasonable folks.

I was watching a Cable Network News (CNN) broadcast this morning and the moderator and his guests were amazed that a man as totally inexperienced as Trump is for the presidential office sill has his staunch and believing supporters and that everything he has muddled to date happen to be working out in his favor.

He accused China of currency manipulation one day and then invites the president of that country to his home in Florida to seek his assistance in handling the North Korean threat.

It was reported that the unemployment rate is at an all time low another feather in his for an oftentimes bumbling president.

He has his military agents launch 59 missiles into a politically unimportant air base in Syria and then boasts about his prowess playing video games.

He is ready to launch World War Three against North Korea while at the same time attempting to solve the Middle East crisis between Israel and the Palestinians urging them to come to the peace table and reach a settlement and accord.

His devoted followers fail to recognize the fact that this egocentric political blowhard will eventually turn on them when time and the political circumstances encourage him to do so.

His noticeable instability is causing allies and other foreign powers to doubt not only his sanity but his very ability to back them up militarily should the need arise.

While Forrest Gump turned out to be an intriguing and entertaining movie having such a character in the White House should give us all a cause for concern and reflection. — gc

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

10 Comments on “Forrest” Trump rules the White House

  1. An interesting analogy Gerry, I like it a lot. Nice one my love!

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    • Thank you Susan. The Trump presidency is filled with such real life analogies. Thank you your writing love. Always appreciated as are you. 🙂

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  2. I wouldn’t put Forrest Gump on the same line at least because of his honesty and straightforwardness 🙂 But I know what you mean 😊

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  3. The latest vote about healthcare worries me.

    A lot of controversy. I wonder if he sits alone at night wringing his hands in glee over the discontentment and fear he has caused this country, before and after the election results? Or is he just too stupid to realize it?

    Surely his Make America Great Again slogan in action has caused him to reflect on the fact he’s done the opposite?

    Sorry to rant, been one of those days.🙄

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    • Trump is all bluster and really no substance. HIs good intentions ate aim at promoting his own greatness and not the country’s. A sad state of affairs.

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  4. I would agree with the ‘dumb luck’ part, but the character of Gump was more intelligent, and much more humanitarian than Trump, who is missing the part of the brain where humanity resides, ever can be.

    I, too, wonder how his supporters can fail to understand what he is doing to this nation, and I am still at a loss. Apparently it will have to hit them HARD in their own personal lives before they will wake up and smell the coffee, and by then it may well be too late. Sigh.

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    • My sincerest apologies to Forrest Gump for my characterization. That being said read my blog article today on “Exposed”. I think you will see a more perfect resemblance . 🙂

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  5. I consider him more like Ralph Kramden from the old Honeymooners show. Overweight, loudmouth, with a quick get rich scheme each week.

    His latest get rich plan involves his tax overhaul that dramatically cuts corporate taxes and would put more money in his pockets (that is if he even pays any taxes, we may never know).

    And Forrest probably wouldn’t have thrown a party in the rose garden after potentially screwing people out of healthcare like the Republicans did this week.

    If the Senate passes that bill, I may puke if I see Trump “bro hug” Paul Ryan again.

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    • Accoring to your own analogy Ralph Cramden always had his friend Ed Norton ( Paul Ryan ) there for morale support. If only Mr T. had stayed with driving a bus huh? 🙂

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