To paraphrase comedian Henny Youngman’s famous one-liner – “Take my wife, please!” – I would say, “Take Donald Trump, please!”
In my case I use it not in jest, but in all seriousness. Take him off the air. Refrain from showing his picture with his snarling, gaping mouth on the front page of newspapers and magazines, and on TV shows. Wipe his obnoxious, degrading, gutter-sniping presence from view and just perhaps he’ll go away.
There may be too many candidates vying for the nomination to run for president, but there are a few who show knowledge, commitment, character and conviction. They are leaders in the true sense of the word, not prizefighters going for a KO.
Trump is not running for president of the United States. He’s running for the glorification and crowning of Trump. Actually, running is not the appropriate word. He’s stomping around, beating his chest like a gorilla in season.
What, pray tell, is infatuating about a man looking toward the highest public office in our country, who denigrates everyone and everything in his path with insults; spits on the records of true heroes; boasts of his own superiority in all matters; and openly admits he would not support the party of his current choice if he were not voted to lead it? His platform is one of negativity mixed with an egotism that knows no bounds! His rhetoric comes with blast-furnace heat and force.
This man is a Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania graduate, and a billionaire TV celebrity with great knowledge about turning his real-estate holdings into a virtual empire. His demeanor is that of a common street thug on a high. He has made a mockery out of the party he’s using as his springboard to the presidency.
Instead of giving answers to the way he would solve the immense problems our country faces, he screams invectives at those who won’t listen. His favorite phrase is “I will,” not “This is how I will.” He has not explained one single way in which he would carry out his promises.
Those who follow him think of him as a rock star shining under the spotlight, smiling at his adoring audience. The fans don’t realize the smiles are for one person only – Donald Trump. Taking away his spotlight and media hype might just stick a pin in his balloon of popularity.
Molly C. Gray