MUHAMMAD: Get Ready for Trump Ticker-Tape Parade

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President Donald Trump (Courtesy of President Trump via Facebook)

He’s been anxiously looking forward to this celebration since the day he took office: the day when Donald J. Trump declares himself the “GPOAT,” because in just 11 short months, he has already begun to “MAGA.”

In his mind, after just 11 months of his chaotic leadership, The Donald is already the Greatest President Of All Time (GPOAT). His baseball-cap motto now rings from all the town steeple, no longer a command, it is now deemed to be reality, Dude has already “Made America Great Again.”

In his mind, it is happening right before our eyes, thus the anticipated ticker-tape event from the Oval Office, all the way to the James Brady Press Briefing Room. “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period,” he ordered Sean Spicer, his NFL (not for long) press secretary, to declare to skeptical reporters when he first took office. It was a lie.

“This is the biggest tax cut in U.S. history,” he began to declare when this huge, boondoggle, Robin-Hood-in-reverse scheme began to take shape. Another lie. In fact, when he speaks and tweets, this president averages about six lies per day, according to independent fact checkers.

In terms of a percentage of the economy the tax cut is actually about the eighth largest in history, according to economic experts. The truth has never restrained this guy from making grandiose claims in the past. The scheme will be “one of the great Christmas gifts” for the middle class. Another lie. corporations and the wealthiest individuals will reap the largest portion of the cuts.

And those families of four, earning $70,000 a year, or so (the middle class), will receive a whopping $2,200 in tax savings, almost $200 per month, but they won’t see that “windfall” until they file their taxes in 2019!

His lips were moving again when he said, instead of windfall benefits, the tax plan will cost him and his family “a fortune.” That’s another boldface lie. The tricks they folded into the bill will enrich one hold-out senator, who got a change substantially benefiting his, and (coincidentally) the millionaire, real estate moguls in the Trump family, and their pals.

The text of the legislation from the House-Senate Conference Committee was revealed less than one week before the bill is to be voted on — to keep The Donald’s “Christmas” signing promise — hardly enough time to read the 1,000-page document, let alone study, analyze, or (God forbid) hold public hearings on this major rip-off, which will add at least $1 trillion (that’s “trillion” with a “t”) hold a public hearing.

The real reason, the really true reason, these fiends are so bent on this enormous tax cut which will explode the federal debt, is so that future governments will be required to cut or eliminate government programs like Social Security, Medicare, education, welfare — all social services, in fact — in order to reduce the deficit.

They will tell the hapless public: “we gave you a hu-u-ge tax cut in 2017, now we have to reduce service you rely on, because there’s no money to pay for them.” Slick! It’s a backdoor plan to shrink the federal government.

So, do you still believe, the inveterate Liar in Chief? Comedian Groucho Marx used to say it this way: “Are you going to believe me, or your own lying eyes?”

You will start to believe this writer, when you see and hear The Donald declaring himself more than simply the GPOAT, but rather “President for Life.” Don’t laugh. That’s hardly beneath him. In fact, there is no depth regarding truth, or even just plain human decency. that’s too low for Donald J. Trump. He’s no better than his racist, real estate mogul daddy, Fred Trump.

I call two more witnesses to this man’s sheer sliminess, or greatness, depending on your perspective. USA Today is the largest-circulated newspaper in the U.S. They wrote in a recent editorial: “With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office.”

“Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low,” the newspaper wrote.

“A president who’d all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama’s presidential library or to shine George W. Bush’s shoes: Our view,” the editorial continued, about a Tweet-storm in which His Nibs said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) used to come to him “begging” for campaign contributions, and would have “done anything” to get them.

Finally, a couple of FBI agents — FBI agents now — said in messages to one another: he’s “a loathsome human,” “an idiot,” one said, with another saying “F*** Trump.” FBI agents, the same guys who gave Black folks COINTELPRO, back in the day.

Now, who are you going to believe?

I have front row tickets, or a TV pay-per-view package so that, in the comfort of your own living, you may view the coming Biggest Ticker Tape Parade in Presidential History. Coming soon.

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About Askia Muhammad 103 Articles
WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad is also a poet, and a photojournalist. He is Senior Editor for The Final Call newspaper and he writes a weekly column in The Washington Informer.

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