Trump is Ignatius J. Reilly – Without the Good Qualities

In the 23 hours immediately preceding this post, Trump has tweeted no less than a dozen times his displeasure with the recount effort initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein (full disclosure:  I am no fan).

His latest three tweets read:


What does he mean by labeling the direct votes cast by the electorate as “the so-called popular vote”?  Is this term used incorrectly, in his opinion?  Are votes cast by the population not a popular vote?  Why does this jackass feel the need to diminish the race he lost by implying that it was rigged?

And who are these “millions of people who voted illegally”?  Does the President-Elect have any proof that millions of votes were cast illegally, or is he simply shooting his mouth off and parroting something he heard from one of his highly qualified and deeply ethical advisors (looking at YOU ALL, Bannon, Giuliani, Don Jr., Ivanka, Jared, Eric, KellyAnne, and a large cast of others)?

It hasn’t even been three weeks since the election – which Trump says included millions of illegal votes – and his administration already has the appearance of being a Confederacy of Dunces.  Somehow, Trump is attempting to marry the interests of the country with the Trump business interests, and these ethically opposed interests are supposed to co-exist on some level during a Trump administration.  These are the two distinct thought leaders in his vague idea of forming an administration.  Further, Trump is incapable of attracting experienced and qualified people for reasons that aren’t acknowledged but far too easy to guess (he’s deliberately alienated them; he’s alienated them but not deliberately because he doesn’t understand that words have consequences; he thinks “drain the swamp” means getting rid of qualified and experienced people; and so on).

Hence, he is leading a confederacy of dunces.

Unfortunately, though, Trump lacks the sweetness of Ignatius J. Reilly from John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic cult novel, while retaining all of Ignatius’ troubling characteristics.

It is kind of interesting, though, to ponder Melania as Myrna Minkoff.


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