President Trump’s lifting a ban on the import of elephant trophies to the U.S. is simply another juvenile move to undo yet another Obama initiative.(Photo: Getty Images)
At first glance one would think that President Trump’s lifting a ban on the import of elephant trophies to the U.S. is simply another juvenile move to undo yet another Obama initiative. And that may very well be. After all, childish insults, getting in the last “no-matter-how-dumb” word, and paybacks seem to the new White House SOP.
But what if the president’s mental capacity can, at times, actually rise to a level beyond that of a “babyman”? What if he actually knew that Zambia and Zimbabwe were countries and not board games? What if someone actually explained to him the repercussions of his act and he understood it? That would indicate there are other possibilities for the move.
Is it possible that Trump has no feelings whatsoever for real live elephants, that this act is a retaliatory Freudian response to his party’s failure to deliver the repeal of Obamacare and tax reform? Angry that the GOP is not displaying the absolute loyalty he and his base so deserve, what does he do? He castrates the elephant, the GOP symbol. After all, it has been argued that has been his and Steve Bannon’s goal from day one, his ordination.
Either that or the Trump boys, big game hunters that they are, need an elephant for their trophy room.
Rich Bocchetti Jackson