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Just His Nature

I read the other day that many of Mr. Trump’s more ardent supporters, and in particular Vice President Pence, are feeling horribly betrayed by their Fearless Leader. Pence, for example, spent four years as the President’s most devoted sycophant, enduring every manner of humiliation and doing all that he was bidden, no matter how degrading.



Just His Nature



Yet, now, when Pence had to confess that he could not overturn the results of the election, Trump lashed out at him, calling him everything from traitor to coward, and …who can say? Perhaps even putting his life in danger from the more unhinged of his Deplorables.


Somehow, though, I’m put in mind of the story of the frog and the scorpion. As you’ll recall, the frog agrees to ferry a scorpion across a river. But, halfway along, the scorpion stings the frog. “Why did you do that?” asks the frog. “You’ve doomed us both.” The scorpion replies with a shrug. “Sorry, but that’s just my nature.”


Well, you sort of feel that’s what you get for trusting Trump. He’ll sting you…or stab you… in the back. And you’ve got no one to blame but yourself. Because, you see, that’s just his nature.


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Until next time…


Onward and upward.


~mjt


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