No grace, no dignity, no humility, no magnanimity, no class, no morals, no empathy, no soul.
He has no friends, not even a dog.
His wife can't bear his touch, his daughter can't avoid it.
Devoid of humour he doesn't make jokes, he doesn't laugh. Not ever. An occasional dismal rictus, a necrotic gash in his ochre-laquered face bladder signifies nothing more than his satisfaction in transacting another con .
He's a loathsome coagulation of every human failing with no compensating virtues.
A craven coward.
A serial rapist.
An opportunistic grifter.
An inveterate cheat.
A deceitful toad.
A chronic liar.
A shameless braggart.
An ignoramus who lacks curiosity. He doesn't read, he doesn't care.
Trump is a ridiculous, combed-over cartoon villain, a deranged clown with a face sprayed the colour of hang-over piss and toilet paper stuck to his shoe whose wits are defeated by an open umbrella. Rake the forests, nuke the hurricanes, inject the bleach, waterbomb Notre Dame cathedral, trade Greenland for Puerto Rico. Trump's pompous idiocies are exceeded only by his appalling ignorance.
Crediting the British with the foresight to build airstrips in the war of independence 110 years before the Wright Brothers first took flight, revealing the hitherto unknown Himalayan countries of Nipple and Button, accusing Baltic leaders of starting Balkans wars! This clueless buffoon brags that he was able to keep the crayon inside the lines on his dementia test. Accusing Trump of a lack of self-awareness is like accusing Myra Hindley of poor child care standards.
The Grand Fubar of dysfunction, the maestro of petty vindictiveness, of malice and resentful beligerence is testing coup options yet America flatters itself as being "the world's greatest democracy" much to the bemusement of observers here in Oz. It's beyond our imagining that we'd ever have a bloated braggart, a liar, a hypocrite, a lazy shirker, a crony-stacking blame shifter at the helm filtering Murdoch's kidney stones through his teeth while monetising a pandemic for the benefit of rich mates. Oh...what?
Trump, if he'd had the imagination, would've considered handing out small-pox infected blankets in Democrat-leaning districts but it's too late now. A majority of Americans have said enough is enough. After 4 years of what-the-fuck-has-he-done-now, 46,123 tweets and 20,000 documented lies while in office to 9th July 2020 he's been reduced to pathetic whimperings from his puckered-sphincter pout, playing his invisible accordian to an audience of gormless dullards, fellow hucksters and his retinue of fawning toadies, thralls, invertibrate lickspittles and hangers-on whose fealty is demanded but never reciprocated and who had neither the self-respect nor the courage to call out the capture of the US by an amoral, moronic lunatic.
We cannot know what tipped the scales against Trump.
No lie has been too outrageous, bragging about sexual assault was just locker-room talk, five bankruptcies are apparently indicative of an astute businessman, stealing from a children's cancer charity is fake news. Being laughed at by foreign leaders - meh, because y'all - "Merica!" Throwing meat to Boogaloos, Proud Boys, Klansmen and Call Of Duty cos-players was addressing his base. Perhaps it was his inciting of violence from uniformed goon squads sooled onto lawful BLM protesters that crossed the line. Perhaps it was the denigration of war dead and veterans as losers and suckers by a draft-dodging, yellow, mangy dog that did it.
More likely it was 11 million Covid infected Americans, a quarter of a million who died while the orange blobulator ignored it, denied it, played it down, finger-pointed and then looked for ways to exploit it for his own advantage.
There is no excusing Trump, there is no sympathy that should be wasted on this pathetic parasite. History should not record him as some sort of tragic King Lear but as an effluvium, a discharge from the bowels of a diseased system; a funk that has now been sharted.
He had always exhibited the narcissistic and antisocial personality disorders of a lack of empathy, grandiosity, lying and deceit, indifference to conventional laws or rules or morality that characterise a despot. But he possessed none of the cunning, artiface, commitment to a cause beyond himself, the political skills of a Stalin or the oratory of a Mussolini. He had no ambition beyond the grift and the trappings - palaces awash with potentate kitsch, a yearning for military parades, a pneumatic wife and his narcissistic cult of personality. He has no talent beyond the con, he's a schmuck with the dumb luck to be born into wealth that mestasised B-grade celebrity into A-grade larceny.
Fittingly he's spending his last days shaping his own humilitation. It's an Armando Iannucci script playing out in real life. If Trump was to be found drooling in a pool of his own piss ala Stalin or dragged Sadam-like from his bolt-hole it would be the most metaphorically noteworthy achievement of his time in office.
Gone too will be his dreadful spawn. Ivanka's in-it-up-to-her-nose-job reputation may limit her future career prospects to handjob supervisor at a New York sperm bank while Uday and Qusay* could end up in Ryker's Island trading sexual favours for a line of coke. Jared Kushner may get a gig at a Madame Tussaud exhibit of automatronic rent boys. Melania, no doubt, would enjoy the embrace of a Justin Trudeau look-alike cabana boy, chuckling at the thought that Trump has only Rudi Guiliani left to look for loopholes in the pre-nup.
The end of America's nightmare is near. However it plays out over the next two months Trump is finished.
The irrelevant man.
*Nod to Marina Hyde in the UK Guardian
Also publshed by the Australian Independent Media Network.
Trump the friendless president - thewhig.com
Lest we forget the horrors: A catalog of Trump's worst cruelties, collusions, corruptions and crimes - McSweeney's.com
“Donald Trump has failed us because he is, as he has always been, incompetent, and he suffers from extremely severe mental disorders, which render him incapable of attending to any issue beyond his own personal need for adulation...The mental condition he suffers most from is formally known as a severe instance of narcissistic personality disorder.” Dr John Zinner, the former head of the Unit on Family Therapy Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health
"Born amid made-up crowd size claims and “alternative facts,” the Trump presidency has been a factory of falsehood from the start, churning out distortions, conspiracy theories and brazen lies at an assembly-line pace that has challenged fact-checkers and defied historical analogy." The New York Times.