The Meltdown of the Donald
As America Watches

Here is my prediction; Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election. Presently, when you add all of States that are solidly and leaning toward her, she will get 273 electoral votes. However, that leaves the battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. I would guess that Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio will go to Clinton. Further, I would put some money on Arizona and/or Georgia also going her way, which totals 351. That means that the Donald will garner 187. This creates the meltdown of the Donald.



The Donald's meltdown started during the Republican Convention but intensified after the Democratic Convention and continues to this day. The question that you should be asking is why is the meltdown occurring in the first place? Why is the Donald going to lose the election in a landslide? Basically, there are two general reasons: the election will be rigged or that the Donald is doing it to the Donald.

I wrote this essay prior to Time Magazine publishing date of Inside Donald Trump's Meltdown. However, when I saw the cover of Time on the Internet before the publication date, the drawing described perfectly the Donald. These are the 10-reasons that I believe that the Donald is melting down.

  1. Narcissism. According to Greek mythology, Narcissus was infatuated with his own good looks. The goddess, Nemesis, took Narcissus to a large pool of water where he saw his reflection in the water. He didn't realize that it was merely his reflection and spent the rest of his life looking at himself. Narcissus and the Donald are clones.

Narcissus falls in love with himself.

My grandmother used to warn my brothers and me to avoid hubris. She would say, "I love me; I think I'm grand, when I go to heaven, I hold my hand." The Donald would have benefitted if he knew either the Greek mythology or what my grandmother used to say.

  1. Windbag. The Donald is a windbag. He is always talking even when what he says is either wrong and/or doesn't make sense.

The Donald is blowin' in the wind

When the Donald and I were growing up back in the early 60s, the song, Blowin' In the Wind, was quite popular. He should have listened to the words.

"Blowin' In The Wind"

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Joan Baez affirms that the answer is blowin' in the wind. "Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head / And pretend that he just doesn't see? / The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind / The answer is blowin' in the wind." Perhaps, the Donald should sing along with Baez and then pivot.

  1. Arrogant. Arrogant comes from the Latin arrogantem, which means assuming, bumptious, presumptuous, imperious overbearing, or insolent. The Donald is arrogant due to his feeling inferior, not because he is great.

Arrogant is his middle name.

  1. Egotistical. I would like to see a word study of the Donald's use of the pronouns: I, me, or mine. The Donald can essentially do it all. The Donald will stop ISIS as soon as he gets elected and turn the country and the world around.

  1. Knows it all. The Donald knows more about more things than anyone including the generals. The trouble with know it alls is that they don't.
  1. Liar. Pulitzer prize winning, PolitiFact did some fact checking of many of the Donald's statements. These are the results.

True 4%
Mostly True 11%
Half True 15%
Mostly False 15%
False 36%
Pants on Fire 42%

  1. Sexist. This is what he said about his daughter, Ivanka.

This is the Donald demonstrating vulgar sexism.

  1. Disagreeable. The Donald claims that everyone loves him like women and his African Americans. No, Donald, you are the most disagreeable person to many, including women and blacks. Look at the polls.

Never do I quote George Will in any of my essays. Politically, we are polar opposites. However, this article is an exception. This is what Will wrote in the Washington Post.

If you look beyond Donald Trump's comprehensive unpleasantness — is there a disagreeable human trait he does not have? — you might see this: He is a fundamentally sad figure. His compulsive boasting is evidence of insecurity. His unassuageable neediness suggests an aching hunger for others' approval to ratify his self-admiration. His incessant announcements of his self-esteem indicate that he is not self-persuaded. Now, panting with a puppy's insatiable eagerness to be petted, Trump has reveled in the approval of Vladimir Putin, murderer and war criminal. (

  1. Xenophobic. The Donald has problems with Mexicans and Muslims. This is about Mexicans.

This video is about Muslims.

  1. Racism. Polls indicate that the Donald might get 1% of the black vote this fall. Nonetheless, listen to the Donald's prediction regarding the percentage of the black vote for his second term.

The Donald's assumption about the black vote is based upon getting elected for his first term in a couple of months and that he isn't viewed by blacks as a racist.

Finally, the Donald is in a Catch-22 situation. His inner circle, in an attempt to get and keep on the script, is using teleprompters when he has a speech to give. When he uses it, it forces him to stay on message. However, when he reverts to the old Donald, which is off the cuff, he wanders off to never, never land. Therefore, he is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, and damned if he can stay where he is. The Donald is in meltdown mode, but he is still talking...for a while.

If the Donald has a delete button, he might wish to delete these comments for starters.

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