Vol. 14 No. 23
November 18, 2019
Our Stories
Columns & Features
Asian
Wisconzine
by Heidi M. Pascual
The Naked
Truth
by Jamala Rogers
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Editor's Corner
Reflections
by Jonathan
Gramling
     
Trump: The Tragic Figure
Now I will never feel sorry for Donald Trump because he pretty much brings things down on himself and has caused pain and suffering to innumerable others. But I
can’t help, but look at him as a tragic figure who will be vanquished sometime in the end alone.While through his fiery rhetoric and deceit, Trump has captured the
adulation of millions of conservatives, ultra-right-wingers, white supremacists and others, I never get the sense that anyone likes Donald Trump. I remember the times
when I used to see President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama holding hands and their body language suggested that yes, they are together.

But I haven’t really gotten that same sense of affection from President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. I mean they appear together, but I don’t get the
message that they are together.I can’t help but feel that people are attracted to Donald Trump because he represents money and wealth to them. It is these two items
— and not personal appeal or a sense of loyalty — that cause people to work for him and be around him. Once the money and the power are gone, then his minions
will leave him as well. No one will bemoan Donald Trump’s downfall unless they haven’t been able to cash out the relationship yet or get appointed to some
prestigious post.

Donald Trump is a poor, little rich kid who pretends that he is a self-made billionaire and is a god among mortals. He keeps people in line through the possibilities of
wealth and fear of his scathing tongue or finger in the case of Twitter. Again, these do not inspire loyalty or love. It just means that Donald Trump is out here on his
own and fill fail on his own as he is vanquished by even some whom he considered to be friends or loyal.There is a truism that says that the truth will always come
out in the end. As of last month, The Washington Post said that Trump has made 13,435 lies or misrepresentations since he took office in 2017. That’s whole lot of
lies and if Trump was Pinocchio, his nose would stretch from sea to shining sea.

And due to this, I can’t help but think that Trump exists in a spiritual and mental isolation because his view and experience clashes so much with the experience of
most people in this country. He does live in a separate reality where white is black and good is bad, our enemies are our friends and our friends are our enemies. Does
he even know what the truth is anymore? Is he so lost in lies that he couldn’t recognize the truth or facts even if they hit him in the face?  --
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If you look at the CNN.com website, it is consumed by news about Trump and the impeachment process, with seemingly new revelations
coming out by the hour. And then if you go to the CBSNews.com website, there are a couple of articles about impeachment as a matter of
fact accounting of the news of the day. And so I try to read at least these two, if not more, to get a sense of what is going on in the Trump
proceedings.
Although I haven’t been able to watch the House of Representatives — I almost said Democratic Party’s —
public hearings on the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, I have to admit that I have been keeping
track and score by sneaking in peeks of web news services to see how the effort is going.
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