Over the last three years, I’ve often felt like Vizzini from “The Princess Bride” where he constantly says things are “Inconceivable!”
Trump pays off a porn star with no consequences. “Inconceivable!”
Trump ignores requests for stricter gun control laws. “Inconceivable!”
Trump is bringing back coal and destroying EPA regulations. “Inconceivable!”
Trump asks a foreign government to investigate an opponent. “Inconceivable!”
Trump blocked a rule that would cut industrial toxic pollution by 90 percent. “Inconceivable!”
Trump bullies a 16-year-old environmental activist/rockstar. “Inconceivable!”
Trump continues to insult public figures without remorse. “Inconceivable!”
Trump is impeached and Republicans bend over backward to justify his behavior. “Inconceivable!”
Trump has a Rodent of Unusual Size living under his bed. Okay, that’s conceivable.
Tom finally said to me, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
I think he’s right. The inconceivable has become commonplace. Trump’s rants, antics, lies, disrespect and behavior have been normalized. No more are we surprised by the horrible things he says daily.
Just like “The Princess Bride”, good stories need a revenge plot. Trump has it covered. He threatens revenge against anyone and everyone who crosses him. He trolls his Twitter feed calling out the Fake News Media, former staff members and, hopefully, his stylist.
But no one cares. Inconceivable!
Social status is another theme of “The Princess Bride” – and the Trump Administration. In
the movie, Prince Humperdinck avoids the “commoners” while raising his status by trying to marry the most beautiful woman in the world. Trump also chooses status over leadership, cutting corporate taxes and avoiding places like Puerto Rico. Appearance is everything. If it’s not shiny, he doesn’t see it.
Nothing happens. No consequences. Inconceivable!
I’m sure he tucks his administration into bed at night with “Good night, staff. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.”