Drawing blanks on the new president

A major component of my high anxiety over Trump’s America is there is no precedent for this president.

Forget Hitler and Mussolini and Nixon; Schwarzenegger, Berlusconi and Jesse Ventura.

From bad to worse, they were all fully formed humans. Members of an identifiable species.

They were definable. Easily categorized.

But I doubt Aristotle, Freud and Darwin could reach a consensus on the makeup of the 45th president of the United States.

Cue Rod Serling:

You are about to enter another dimension … Next stop, the Twilight Zone.

The combination of words and actions – and hair – make Trump unlike any human I’ve ever known, seen or heard.

That’s why, since the election, I have been searching for the right word, or words, to compare Trump to anyone – or anything.

He is certainly a first. But not a first in the same sense as any of his predecessors.

JFK was the first Catholic president. Obama the first black president.

But I’m stumped — help, please — when I attempt to fill in this blank with one word:

Donald Trump is the first ________ president.

Let’s broaden the field, beyond past presidents – and humans.

Perhaps a fictional character. Or, as in the old game of 20 Questions, feel free to define Trump as animal, vegetable or mineral to complete the following sentence:

Having Donald Trump in the White House is like having ________ as president of the United States.

(Note: Do not purloin Bill Maher’s suggestion the orange one is the spawn of an orangutan.)

Now, try this analogy:

Donald Trump is to Barack Obama as ________ is to ________.

Please take your best shot at any or all of the above and send to me.

I will compile and reprint the most astute.

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One thought on “Drawing blanks on the new president

  1. Donald Trump is the first political huckster.
    Having Donald Trump in the White House is like having Joseph McCarthy as President
    Donald Trump is to Barack Obama as Snow Blizzard is to Clear Day

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