Another Bedtime Story for Trump
About Aaron and the Donald

To assist our twice impeached president, with 91 indictments facing him and a half billion dollars owed in three civil suits, someone needs to provide some bedtime stories. This essay might calm him down before going off to la-la land. I know that he won’t read this story. Therefore, someone needs to tell him about the tale of Aaron Burr.

Aaron Burr came from a prestigious family. Burr’s father had been the president of Princeton University, and his grandfather was Jonathan Edwards. He joined the Revolutionary Army and was commanded by Benedict Arnold during the March to Quebec in the fall of 1775. The following year found Burr working under George Washington. However, Burr and Washington weren’t well-matched, causing Burr to look for someone more like him. Burr found General Israel Putnam, who needed an aide-de-camp in New York. It wasn’t long before he gained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in New York. During the war, Burr seemed to enjoy supporting people with whom Washington had issues.

After the war, Burr became a lawyer and practiced with Alexander Hamilton. He ran for the US Senate in 1791 and beat the incumbent, Hamilton’s father-in-law. Burr was an up-and-coming politician. He ran for the presidency in both 1796 and 1800. During that period of time, presidents didn’t run with their vice-president. The Electoral College electors had two votes. The person with the most votes became president, and the person who came in second became vice president. However, in 1800 Jefferson and Burr tied, and the House of Representatives broke the tie by supporting Jefferson. The vice president didn’t have much to do.

Therefore, Burr decided to run for the Governor of New York four years later, but Hamilton supported the other candidate. The other candidate trounced Burr. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Burr was humiliated and wanted his retribution. Burr demanded a duel, which was illegal in New York. Therefore, Burr and Hamilton met on the dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey. All of Burr’s feelings about things stolen from him seemed to go back to Hamilton. Burr’s retribution cut both ways. Burr killed Hamilton, and Burr’s reputation suffered mortal wounds.

Burr didn’t stop in his attempt to be president. If America didn’t want him, he could be president of a new country. However, Burr tried to get even with Jefferson for beating him when running against him as president. He failed there, also. He was arrested in Alabama for attempting to seize part of Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase. Burr could establish a new republic had it not been for his former accomplice, who turned states witness.

During Burr’s fall from grace, a newspaper had run some interviews with prostitutes, who said Burr was one of their best customers. Burr died a disgraced politician who claimed all of his problems were due to witch-hunters like Hamilton and Jefferson. He was the highest-ranking politician ever to be accused of treason in American history. Okay, that stat was true until Trump made his perfect call.

I wonder whether his bedtime storyteller’s tale rattled Trump. Trump has issues with Ukrainian President Zelensky, which parallels Burr’s issues with Jefferson and Hamilton.

This video is about Trump’s perfect call to Ukrainian President Zelensky.

Even comedians raise questions about Donald the Dumb.