Trump And Santa

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Can we all remember those so exciting days before Christmas. Letters to Santa had been written and done so on that wide paper familiar to any school child and written in pencil of course. My mother did most of the shopping for my brother and me and we never asked for very much. We didn't have a lot of money for gifts.. I remember I wanted a basketball, a real one, and my brother wanted a dump truck, maybe it was a Tonka. We would scurry around the house when nobody was home trying to figure out where the gifts were hidden.

I am seriously wondering if Santa is going to visit our country this year, very concerned. We have elected a president that seems to defy decency, honesty and leadership. Santa gave us promise even though a mythical character in the eyes and imagination of children and the parents that were as excited about Santa Claus as the children..

            Rather then be a beloved figure as was Santa Donald Trump is beginning to sound like and act like a Scrooge unlike the one in the movie. His attitudes towards both adults and children always seem to be that he wishes to be anointed; worshipped; king-like and we people seem to believe him when he says he can fix it.
 
Children are asked..." Have you been good this year; have you minded mom and dad; and have you treated your brother and your sister and Mrs. Segling next door with respect?"  Cause if you have Santa will come.. If you haven't and this message is for Donald Trump... "have you been good this year; have you minded the people of the U.S; have you treated Joe and Mia, next door with respect?"

Robert Brooks


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