Like all bullies, President Donald Trump uses belittling nicknames to battle his opponents. It is interesting that if one follows these nicknames, one also follows descriptors of Trump.
He belittled Ted Cruz as “Lying Ted Cruz.” It has become a pastime to keep count of the thousands of Trump’s lies, little and big.
Jeb Bush became “Low Energy Jeb,” yet Trump doesn’t have enough energy to read bills before he signs them.
Trump says “Crooked Hillary” and his followers scream “lock her up” in response. They are apparently unaware that she is not the president and that the wagons around Trump are moving in ever tightening circles.
Now we have “Absent Abby” to describe Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat running in Iowa’s First Congressional District. Once again this is an adjective so completely, totally and amazingly applicable to Trump. He has spent, so far in his administration, twice the days on the golf course as compared to President Barack Obama. And to think how Trump despaired that Obama was playing too much golf and not attending to business.
And to the Washington that he labeled a “cesspool,” Trump has brought criminals. Yet he calls the Mueller investigation a witch hunt. It is certainly resulting in the uncovering of a lot of his crooked cohorts who may or may not be into witchcraft. Do we know a man by the company he keeps?
If voters want to know Trump — really know Trump — then check the belittling nicknames he gives others. They are his own.
Anne Mary Michael