mean-dogThe mob compared him him to a cur, a mongrel, a dog of particular disposition. That was an insult to the dog.

Donald was a mean one; he made Mr. Grinch  angelic. A despicable person, a narcissist, a wretched scoundrel of the worst kind. To compensate for his prodigious insecurities he attacked. And attacked. And Attacked. To him, everyone was a target, a chance to pettily demean in an effort to make his smallness seem larger.

The best defense is a good offense, the saying goes. Donald was as offensive as you could get.

Donald rose to the top on the bodies of those he abased. Of course, he started with a lofty mountain handed down by his daddy, as so many curs do. To this he added by stacking the victims of his cheating and lying and stealing. Donald epitomized the art of the grift. No one respected him, most especially those he called “friends.” Some feared him, others pitied him, but most laughed at his inadequacies while using his hubris and delusion to enrich themselves.

Alas, as scoundrels so often go, Donald was bitten by the cur he had become.

David J. Kent is a science traveler and the author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, in Barnes and Noble stores now. His previous books include Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity (2013) and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World (2016) and two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate.

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