Donald Trump hates to be hated. He knows he’s hated, he knows why he’s hated, and yet his response to all that is not to amend his ways, as it would be with most people. We all want to be loved, after all. No, his response is retribution, even if the parties in question are no longer here to defend themselves. As a matter of fact, Trump probably prefers going after targets that cannot talk back to him, that way he is assured of having the last word. A Barbara Bush biography, “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making Of A Dynasty” was released April 2. Barbara Bush couldn’t stand Donald Trump, considered him a vulgar idiot, and those kinds of anecdotes are are in the book.
The best one is probably the one about a Trump Countdown Clock, which was given to Mrs. Bush as a gift, after election night 2016. It literally counts down the number of days, hours, and minutes that Trump has left in the White House. In any event, Trump was prompted to take a shot at Mrs. Bush, even though he must perforce go beyond this vale of tears, to the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns, in order to do so.
“Look, she’s the mother of somebody that I competed against,” he said. “Most people thought he [Jeb Bush] was going to win and he was quickly out.”
“I have heard she was nasty to me, but she should be,” Trump said in an interview the Washington Times. “Look what I did to her sons.”
He's a modern Shakespearean damaged king, sitting in the royal loo tweeting about ghosts… The visitations may have already begun…
— BB Church (@rhyzome) April 5, 2019
Nursing grudges against the dead is not a sign of mental health—with McCain, this is now twice in a month.
Perhaps someone hears the soft footfall in the night.
— Huh… (@CapitalistFool) April 5, 2019
I can't wait for the next episode where he stomps on Reagan's grave
— Kelz (@kelz_dc) April 5, 2019
Funny. I've read that she didnt like him long before the 2016 election. But Trump thinks his dad was born in Germany so I'm assuming hes not working off the whole story.
— Churlish Gumbeano (@CGumbeano) April 5, 2019
He can never ever ever take the high ground. Ever.
— Duck (@DuckJones1) April 5, 2019
Even a curb seems like a "high road" to a snake.
— Cory Newman (@newcory) April 5, 2019
Pretty cool how Trump has exposed the gross spinelessness of the Republican party so thoroughly that he can keep insulting dead icons of theirs and they just have to shut up and take it. https://t.co/pbp1s4FNJO
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) April 5, 2019
"…the king grew vain:
Fought all his battles o'er again;
And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain." — John Dryden, "Alexander's Feast" (1697). https://t.co/lWILPMtQpi
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) April 5, 2019
So, here we have it, friends, our own insane king implanted in the Oval Office, and yes, it’s a tragedy, worst tragedy of my lifetime, certainly. I say that henceforth, we call Trump, “King Leer,” while we wait for the final crackup. It can’t come soon enough, although it already feels like it’s too late.