Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Presidential Nicknames “Old Hickory; Rough and Ready; Honest Abe; Silent Cal; Gipper”

Current Oval Office Occupant: Seems Very Apropos
(Based on his actual statements and actual Tweets)

Presidents in our nation’s history have had nicknames (one or more than one) – an established fact. Here is list of those ranging from George Washington right to the present Donald J. Trump. It is very interesting to look back in time and see all those nicknames – some even have a short history explanation, too.
1.  Washington (actually had three): “The American Cincinnatus, The American Fabius, and The Father of His Country.”

2.  As far as today with Donald J. Trump. He has a couple, like: “The Donald” (nickname given to him by first wife Ivana Trump when she referred to him as such in a 1989 Spy magazine cover story); and “The Trumpster.”

With his record of outrageous statements documented on video and in print, and more so with his infamous Tweets that are in most cases totally asinine, like "Obama wire-tapped me, etc.," then I recommend these possible long-lasting nicknames:
(1) “The Great Bullshitter” or (2) “Liar-in-Chief” or even (3) “Conspiracy Guru,” which might be based on this story:
WASHINGTON (NY TIMES) — President Trump’s allegations that former President Barack Obama tapped his phone and his assertions that the bureaucracy is leaking secrets to discredit him are the latest signs of a White House preoccupation with a “deep state” working to thwart the Trump presidency.
The concept of a “deep state” — a shadowy network of agency or military officials who secretly conspire to influence government policy — is more often used to describe countries like Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan, where authoritarian elements band together to undercut democratically elected leaders.
But now inside the West Wing, Mr. Trump and his inner circle, particularly his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, see the influence of such forces at work within the United States, essentially arguing that their own government is being undermined from within. 
It is an extraordinary contention for a sitting president to make. Mr. Trump, who last year angrily dismissed the conclusion of intelligence officials that the Russians interfered in the presidential election to boost his candidacy, and now has asked both his staff and two congressional committees to also investigate Moscow’s influence on the election to turn up evidence that Mr. Obama led an effort to spy on him.
 “What President Trump is discovering is that he has a huge, huge problem underneath him, and I think he’s shocked that the system is as hostile as it is,” said Newt Gingrich, a top adviser to Mr. Trump’s campaign who said he has spoken with Mr. Bannon many times about his suspicion of the deep state and what he sees as its pernicious influence.
Hell, there’s even a book out at Amazon.

It sure seems we are in this for the long haul with this paranoid and somewhat secretive and at at times off-message or in total disarray Administration for at least for 4 years, hopefully not longer, um?
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