Trump has started using the royal “we”, fuelling confusion as to whether he plans to become a king or a dictator following the ongoing “deconstruction” of US institutions and administration.
Trump’s royal ambitions became evident when he demanded a gold plated carriage to ride through humble London during his visit in autumn.
The way he summoned the entire Senate to the White House tomorrow to hear a briefing on North Korea also resembles the use of a royal prerogative.
Overleaping the act of coronation altogether, Trump has now even started talking about himself using the majestic plural, the “we”, used by monarchs like Queen Victoria (“We are not amused”).
‘Now, does everybody like Nikki? Because if you don’t – otherwise, she can easily be replaced,’ Trump told a UN delegation as Haley sat beside him.
‘No, we won’t do that, I promise. We won’t do that,’ Trump said, signalling his new perception of kingly power by using the majestic plural.
Mind you, the “we” could also be referring to Trump’s increasingly split identities.
Interestingly, Trump’s spokesperson Haley herself used the majestic “we” when she said Trump had dismissed (out of hand without consulting Congress, Senate, the Pentagon or his party base) a very reasonable Chinese proposal that would call for an end to joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises in exchange for Pyongyang’s pledge to stop developing its nuclear missile program.
“We are not going to do that,” she said.
Anyway, if Trump is nurturing royal ambitions, the question is what kind of Kingdom does Trump want to rule over? What might America look like ten years from now under a King Trump?
My suspicion Trump is modelling his new kingdom on Syldavia, a Balkan kingdom featured in Tintin comic books.
After a nuclear war, America could well find itself thrown back several hundred years and a rural, backward Balkan kingdom might be all it could hope to resemble as Trump may well realize.
Recall, Trump’s supporters claim he is a genius playing multi dimensional quantum chess when he launched a missile strike against Syria over chocolate cake with the Chinese Prez from his country club.
Plans to transform an America turned into a nuclear wasteland by his reckless actions into a pretty, rural Balkan kingdom further down the line might be just such a 24 D chess move.
After all, Trump’s Hungarian aide Dr Sebastian Gorka sports a hussar’s uniform and pointed beard exactly like that of courtiers depicted in Syldavia. His daughter Ivanka also has a typically Syldavian fashion style and her name is Slavic, the root language of Syldavian.
These fashion preferences of his entourage could be clues that Trump is be harbouring a secret hankering to be a new King Muskar XII when the few Americans surviving any nuclear world war start the work of rebuilding.
Trump’s increasing unintelligibility to American reporters could also be due to the fact he has started using Syldavian, his new kingdom’s language.
In an interview Trump gave to AP on Friday, the transcript frequently marked Trump as “unintelligible.”
Trump Gen. (Jim) Mattis (the defense secretary) said, “I’ve never seen anything like this,” because he had to sign the ultimate (unintelligible) … He had to sign the ultimate, you know. He said, “I’ve never seen anything like this before, as long as I’ve been in the military.” You know, that kind of cutting.
TRUMP: Now, if I can do that (unintelligible) … As an example, the aircraft carriers, billions of dollars, the Gerald Ford, billions and billions over budget. That won’t happen.
AP: Is that something you’re going to take on?
TRUMP: (unintelligible) But as we order the other ones, because they want to order 12, the other ones are going to come in much less expensive. …
AP: Can I ask you, over your first 100 days — you’re not quite there yet — how do you feel like the office has changed you?
TRUMP: Well the one thing I would say — and I say this to people — I never realized how big it was. Everything’s so (unintelligible) like, you know the orders are so massive. I was talking to —
AP: You mean the responsibility of it, or do you mean —
TRUMP: Number One, there’s great responsibility. When it came time to, as an example, send out the 59 missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria. I’m saying to myself, “You know, this is more than just like, 79 (sic) missiles. This is death that’s involved,” because people could have been killed. This is risk that’s involved, because if the missile goes off and goes in a city or goes in a civilian area — you know, the boats were hundreds of miles away — and if this missile goes off and lands in the middle of a town or a hamlet …. every decision is much harder than you’d normally make. (unintelligible) … This is involving death and life and so many things. … So it’s far more responsibility. (unintelligible)
Now, mockers have claimed that Trump’s unintelligibility was due to his increasing derangement. But much more likely is that he is so advanced in learning Syldavian, that, like many bilingual adults, he uses words from the two languages interchangeably.
Since Syldavian “looks and sounds Slavic,” his Czech ex wife, Slovenia wife and daughter Ivanka may have been able to help him reach proficiency very quickly.
When Trump did use English during the AP interview, he also made use of typically, picturesque Syldavian vocabulary like “hamlet”. Who in America nowadays uses the word “hamlet”? Trump’s use of hamlet strongly hints at a foreign lexical influence.
Detractors have also claimed that Trump could not remember how many missiles he fired at Syria nearly causing WW3 with Russia because he said 79 missiles instead of 59. Yet, anyone who knows Syldavian will instantly understand the real reason for the confusion.
In Syldavian fifty nine sounds like this “Seventsi Znaim.”
Seventy nine sounds lie “Vivftsi Znaim.”