When life immitates art and the 45th President of the United States

I’ve already blogged an entertainment comparison of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump to the 1993 movie DaveDave Kovic, the character that Trump is compared to, is a caricature figure put in a very serious position.

With the ongoing US government shutdown and ongoing issues with Trump’s demeanor (on more than just his demands for a Mexican border wall), there’s another caricature character that Trump seems to be more than just a little similar to. This is not a compliment or a for-entertainment comparison.

The original version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, filmed in 1971 and starring Gene Wilder, wasn’t admired by
Roald Dhal
who wrote the book it was based on. The story was remade with better ties to the book in 2005 with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and may be remade again.

Whatever, the ’71 film has its place in pop culture with humor and song. And, in this case, one character that embodies Donald J. Trump.

In any version of the story, Veruca Salt is a spoiled brat. That should tell you where I am going with this and it’s part of why I’ll cut this write-up short Salt’s send-off song embodies where Trump has gone all too often in his days as president, where want for himself is oh-so-much more important than service toward the nation he is supposed to lead.

(Note: This post was inspired by the article Schumer: President Stormed Out of Shutdown Talks in a “Temper Tantrum” ” and further by the lintro, Nancy Pelosi said no to wall funding. Trump tweeted: “I said bye-bye, nothing else works.”)

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