Okay, the Election is over and we have a new President-Elect, barring some miracle involving recounts or the Electoral College heeding Hamilton’s views that they are the last line of defense to prevent someone truly heinous from being President. That leaves me with my quandary, what do I call the guy? In my last blog, you may recall my Halloween warning about two of the scariest words ever, “President Trump”. Unfortunately, not enough of you heeded my warning, and we are now in this predicament. For just that reason, I can’t call him President Trump. He will be the President, and as a resident of the USA, he will be my President, but I can’t bring myself to string those two words together. There is a long tradition supporting how I feel. FDR was our longest-serving President, and many Republicans just called him “that man in the White House”. Nixon had the sad nickname “Tricky Dick”. I could just call him “Trump”, but where’s the fun in that? I kinda like Trumpster, but that just doesn’t quite get it. I have friends who call him “Cheeto Hitler” and “Mango Mussolini”, good ones, but not for me. Jon Stewart has been calling him “F**kface von Clownstick” for some time, and that seems to bother Trump: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/donald-trump-unleashes-fury-on-phony-jon-stewart-for-fkface-von-clownstick-nickname/
That bastion of great journalisn, The New York Daily News, did an entire article on Trump nicknames: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cheeto-jesus-f-kface-von-clownstick-best-trump-nicknames-article-1.2747825
I was tempted to go with “Crooked Donald”, since he constantly used that one for Secretary Clinton during the campaign. As his recent fraud settlement and so many business actions have show over the years, he is entirely crooked and in that way of his, he calls his critics what they say of him. His favorite saying as a child was probably this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOGWbzUM-y8
In that spirit, my name for our next President will be “Lyin’ Donald”. That was his nickname for his honest (compared to Lyin’ Donald) opponent in the primaries, Ted Cruz. And Lyin’ Donald takes lying to a whole new level, as witnessed by his Politifact file. Over half of his statements were either “False” or “Pants On Fire” http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/
And he has already started breaking many of his campaign promises that fired up his “supporters”.
So from now on, when I refer to the man, he is “Lyin’ Donald”, a name he has certainly earned.