A Public Plea to Trump to Quit Beating His Dog

The disgraced loser’s rehabilitation starts here if he’s to get out of the doghouse but isn’t likely

John Dean

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Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash modified by J. Dean

I have one question for Donald J. Trump: Have you quit beating your dog? Never mind that the self-identified head of the Republican party doesn’t like dogs. If he had one, he’d be beating him just like he took after Mitch McConnell yesterday. You can skewer McConnell in the press. It’s not so easy with a dog, so if you have Trump's values, you beat it.

We have seen a lot from the man once known as the Orange Menace in the last two months, all of it bad. But it’s no longer fair to call him the Orange Menace. Voters and the Constitution have neutered Trump. He can still bark, but the bite is fading fast.

Prosecutors and lawyers will play the role of dogcatchers if you are willing to assign Trump the dog's role. Surprisingly, he might take it. The shoes of the victim seem to fit him fine. For four years — longer if you count his racism-laced campaign that started a year earlier — he has been repeatedly victimized by fake news outlets who have made a business of pointing out what they call lies.

Now that he’s out of office, the same victimizers have upped their game. They’ve decided to ignore him. That’s real punishment for a…

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John Dean

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