I promised I would keep this blog aloof from politics, but bear with me here.
Could Donald Trump have just pulled the biggest con of all time? Here is a short story I wrote about this idea. Then follows my reasoning:
Donald Trump stands before a roaring crowd at his inauguration speech. Rebel flags and American flags litter the audience chanting “U.S.A.!! U.S.A!!” The secret service stands nervously around him, some talking into their collars, others pointing to some demonstrators who are promptly removed. The Donald raises his small hands, signalling the crowd to quiet down. The crowd descends into a dull roar, and then silence. Like the entire country is holding his breath.
“My fellow Americans, I want to thank you for lending me your strength and bringing me here to this place today. We will make America great again.” The crowd goes wild, and then dies down again as he waves his hand. A flag can be heard flapping in the wind.
“But I want to tell you something. I haven’t been entirely honest with you all.” Laughter in the crowd. Nervous shuffling.
“This has been my greatest achievement. As most of you ignore, many of my business dealings failed miserably. Odds are, if I wasn’t born into my family that I had, I wouldn’t have been successful ever. I would be like you all. But I knew I had an opportunity. The best way to get the votes is to tell you all exactly what you want to hear. This…” The Donald looks down and chuckles to himself. Melania smiles knowingly behind him.
“This has been my greatest con. You are all fools. Banning Muslims? Building a wall? Are you all serious? Come on. I tell the best lies. The only words I would spew were exactly what you wanted to hear. And now you gave me the highest office that this country — no, the FREE world has. I thank you for your willful ignorance.” The crowd begins to turn angry, the secret service gets nervous and calls for backup. Little did they realize the National Guard had already been called in for extra crowd control by Donald. He knew this would happen. Crowds are fickle.
“I chose Mike here as my VP because I knew it would be best to have a very conservative counter to my, well, normal stances on policies. The Republicans should be happy, considering they maintain control over Congress.” The crowd starts to boo, and he waves his hand. Silence.
“There will be term limits on politicians soon. But make no mistake. I will be the best President. America will be great again. Taxes will be lowered for working Americans while big corporations will have their loopholes closed. Did any of you even read my tax plan before? The best tax plan?” He scoffs into the microphone. “That would have ballooned the deficit and caused austerity cuts to welfare and social security. Ridiculous. Don’t worry, America. I’m not going to screw this up.” The crowd is silent as he turns, and walks away.
As Confederate flags droop in the crowd, the American flag flaps briskly in the wind.
I have always wanted to run for office, and I said a long time ago that if I ever ran as a Republican, I would do exactly what Donald Trump has done this past year.
He used to be a big Democrat, but now?
Now he has been telling party-line Republicans exactly what they’ve been wanting to hear for years.
Normally VP picks tend to make the ticket more palatable to a larger base. Mike Pence is no contrast to the party lines that Trump has consistently been feeding us. Maybe he is there to assuage the Republicans when he announces that he isn’t really a xenophobic racist.
Conning the entire nation would definitely be within Donald’s character. Probably one hell of a rush, too.
I hope that time will reveal this to be right, and Donald isn’t as ridiculously far-right as he has been acting.