Damned If He Does, and Damned If He Doesn’t.
On Being on the Horns of a Dilemma

I’m a bit concerned about my White House informant. This person hasn’t emailed me for several days. In my previous essay, The Devil Made Me Do It, I wrote about some ideas that I had for some of Trump’s aides could do to help Donald the Dumb dig himself out of hole that he has created for himself. As the walls are closing in on our Spreader-in-Chief, he continues to create a litany of ludicrous statements and behavioral.

Essentially, Trump is on the horns of a dilemma. He is like the Scottish Highland cattle. He says something that contradicts a previous comment. Then to muddy the water, he’ll make totally irrational comments.

Here’s one. “California is going to have to ration water. You know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to the Pacific, because they want to take care of certain little tiny fish that aren't doing very well without water, to be honest with you. But it's a very sad thing that's happening.” Trust me. This is a video of it.

I think that this is the fish that Trump was referencing. The fish is on the left.

A newly discovered blind and burrowing amphibian is to be officially named
Dermophis donaldtrumpi, in recognition of the US president’s climate change denial.

Another insane wish that Trump had was that he wanted to buy Greenland. For some reason, the Danish PM won’t sell Greenland, which is a territory of Denmark. Then our Tweeter-in-Chief tweeted, “I promise not to do this to Greenland!”

Trump’s promise is a bit questionable.

In the wake of Dr. Trump’s COVID-19 hospitalization, he claims that he is macho man and feels twenty year younger due to Regeneron. Now, my doctorate wasn’t in medicine. Therefore, I listen to those that graduated from medical schools. They say that Dexamethasone, which is a steroid, is the drug that makes a person feel stronger, etc. Regeneron won’t make a patient feel euphoric like Dexamethasone. So, Dr. Trump is wrong about everything including the drug that has made him feel superhuman.

Donald the Dumb is wrong about COVID-19, “One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” Tragically, it won’t. Masks are unnecessary according to Trump. That is why he caught the coronavirus. Trump blames his getting COVID-19 on either Hope Hicks or the Gold Star Families. Well, COVID-19 hasn’t disappeared, and he caught it due to not wearing masks. It is always someone else’s fault.

He wants to open the entire country, but no medical person agrees with that mistaken mindset. Actually, a large percentage of the deaths in America are due to Trump’s nonexistent plan to stop the coronavirus. And he knew about COVID-19 before February 7, 2020. For eight months, he did nothing, because he didn’t want to panic Americans.

Now, I don’t want to jeopardize my friend’s position in the West Wing by writing about our emails. Nonetheless, America will begin to clean up the mess that Trump made on November 3rd. Trump has a long list of failures and maelstroms created by a litany of psych disorders. Having said that, we can learn from our mentally challenged macho president.

Trump’s fatal flaw is his egotism. Everything in Trump’s world is Trump. He is so frightened of who he is that his defense mechanism is to blisters outwardly and cringes inwardly.

I invented a saying, “It is in giving that we get.” I finally googled my creation because it sounded somewhat familiar. St. Francis said, “For it is in giving that we receive.” You can pick either saying but think about that seeming dichotomy. To get something, you must first give something. It took me most of my life to realize that seeming contradiction is the basis of success.

In a way, that truism is a parable for us. Name the thing you wish most and give it freely to others. And this is the zinger or the O. Henry twist…when you give, you will get. It seems paradoxical. Nonetheless, getting is tied to giving. If you don’t give, you won’t get.

Trump’s entire life was in the vane hope of becoming a mega millionaire. He is a failure. He will be remembered as the phototype of a person whose modes operandi has a fatal flaw…egotism.

Each of us have a choice in life. Choose wisely.