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The Mind of the President The Donald Himself

President The Donald Himself doesn’t seem to have a mind all his own.  The Cognoscenti having been telling us that he bombed Syria because Ivanka told him to.  That’s right, not the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, not Secretary of Defense James Mattis, not the Joint Chiefs but Ivanka, his daughter.  Not since President Jimmuh Carter’s daughter Amy weighed in, has a President’s daughter so effected the course of modern history.

Before that for the first two plus months of his Presidency Steven Bannon was the mind behind President The Donald Himself.  Bannon was dreaming up all manner of evil cabals and then whispering them into the ear of President The Donald Himself.  Bannon was Iago, on loan from Othello.  Ah but then son-in-law and husband of Ivanka, Jared Kushner got President The Donald Himself’s ear and Bannon was out.  We were going to title this article The Death of Iago but then Bannon is still in the White House and still above room temperature.

But just think of the possibilities here.  If you could somehow whisper in the ear of President the Donald Himself, your ideas, your wishes could become America’s foreign or domestic policy.  And, overnight too!  And, this is not out of the realm of possibility.  As we all know this President, tweets his own missives.  You can go to Donald Trump on twitter and tweet right back at him.  If you do it at just the opportune moment, he just might read it.  You might replace Steve Iago Bannon, Jared son-in-law Kushner and even maybe Ivanka, First Daughter of the Realm or as some of us here like to call her, Khalessi.

But you will no longer have to curse the darkness and gnash your teeth at “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”!  Your views could be those of President The Donald Himself’s!  Talk about a New World Order.  And, it could be your very own New World Order.

But then we reluctantly have to remind everyone that aside from Twitter and your potential ability to shape the New World Order, the Cognoscenti have said this about previous Presidents.  Remember, President Obama had Valerie Jarrett really running his Presidency or so they said.  President W, had the evil Dick Cheney and President Bubba had HerHillaryness or was it Monica?

But why is it that Presidents can’t think for themselves?  It is something about being locked in the bubble of the White House that makes a President lose all ability to make a decision or even think straight?  Is the pressure just too much?

We hope not.  But then with all the vitriol pointed towards this President and previous Presidents as well, perhaps the Cognoscenti wishes that someone else were calling the shots.  And maybe they think, the world would be a better place if Jared or Iago or Khaleesi, were calling the shots.  In fact, they may have a point too because as we look back at recent Presidential history, the last guy to call all his own shots, was one Richard Milhous Nixon.  And, that didn’t work out so hot.  You could look that up too.

Yes we are aware that President The Donald Himself dropped MOAB yesterday but none of the Cognoscenti have come forward to say who’s idea that was as yet.  We’re guessing Ivanka/Khaleesi.  For those of you who are not Game of Thrones fans and don’t get the reference to Ivanka as Khaleesi here it is

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Dicens simile factum est

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*William Shakespeare


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8 comments to The Mind of the President The Donald Himself

  • Livingstone

    So are you saying that Amy was wrong about Nucular Proliferatin, or Ivanka hates the Syrians? And Bannon, is better in the tent whizzing out that out of the tent whizzing in; to paraphrase that cunning linguist Lyndon Baines Johnson or was it Monica.

    It is possible to see the Donald on C-span or the odd venue without the Cognoscenti around and he seems very lucid and in grasp of the facts. You wouldn’t think this was all an act, a tactic; would you? Golly shucks.

    The MOAB was a favor to Oscar Munoz, to get United Airlines, where they put the hospital in hospitality, off the front covers.

  • Don Frankel

    Lvingstone, we like to think of ourselves as on the cutting edge here but we missed that obvious move to get the kicking and screaming guy off the front page. We do think that little video will make a great commercial for Jet Blue or Delta.

    We think Ivanka looks at Assad and his Syrians as if they are the slave owners of Yunkai and Meereen.

    Yes it is amazing that President The Donald Himself does seem to be lucid and to know what he’s talking about and the Cognoscenti seem to be a bit over stimulated. How that happens, we haven’t figured out as yet.

    Yes we agree with that ole rat b*stard that it is better to be in the tent and Monica? Well last we heard she wanted a comeback but no one was interested. Where have all the real men gone?

    And alas, yes, sadly it seems that Amy or Amuah as her Daddy would pronounce it, was wrong. Perhaps the moral of the story was don’t take advice from a nine year old.

  • mistermuse

    Don, in case you’ve been wondering why I’ve been among the missing lately, I’ve been dealing with problems aRISING from torrential rains last weekend (headline in local paper: SUNDAY’S STORM WAS A 50- TO 100-YEAR EVENT). I’m back to having my head above water, so to speak, but regrettably I don’t yet have time to respond specifically to the specifics of your post.

  • Don Frankel

    Muse, glad to hear you are high and dry once again. You don’t have to comment every time I post. I think I miss a few of yours from time to time.

  • Don,

    I can relate to Muse–been off dealing with health problems, both my own and my wife Dee’s. Damn. But good to touch base again and see how far behind on the latest news I’ve fallen. A lot to digest here, with all the artistic allusions. There was no mention of the armada to North Korea–who launched that? Ah me. Anyway, thanks for the update on President The Donald Himself, and the explanatory pix! Nice.


  • Hey! Nobody comments less than me on Sir Don’s work nowadays. But I’ve been busy–my next novel “Pineapple Crush” will hit the newsracks on October 12th (tentatively), courtesy of Black Rose Writing. If you post on FB every time you publish, Senor Frankel, I’m missing it because I’ve grown my FB friends list to almost 5,000 in anticipation of flogging my work to them, but the downside is my feed slips by rather quickly.

  • Don Frankel


    Sorry to hear about the health problems. Sometimes, no most times it’s harder to deal with the wife’s than your own.

    The Armada to Korea? It was probably both you and Khaleesi.

  • Don Frankel

    Good luck with “Pineapple Crush”. Got my own novel just out ‘Sometimes In This Life’. I’m going slow though. One add here and there at a time. I want to get an idea of what works. I didn’t think of jacking up Facebook as it seems to be a place where people put pictures of their kids and grand kids but then it lasts up there longer than Twitter. Hmmm maybe I’ll jack that up a bit. Could be a good idea.

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