If there is one thing you can be absolutely certain of, it’s that whatever Donald John Trump says in no way reflects his actions. Like any run of the mill con artist words are a mere distraction to his malevolent intent and real actions.

Had Trump’s father not been a wealthy real-estate baron, it’s hard not to believe that he would have ended up America’s largest used car dealer. You know what I mean. Every week there are those greatest sales ever, and bad credit is never a problem. Heck, that’s because used car pimps have those incredible repro teams. Thus they end up selling that same wonderful piece of junk many times over. The Donald would have been in pig heaven in that game.

Now the same gullible chumps that used car dealer feast off of have been suckered into electing, by a fluke of the Electoral College, one super flimflam man who now holds the power of life or death over the entire globe. Indeed a man of zero integrity, empathy, self-control, truthfulness or moral courage holds the world by the crotch, and you just know that he loves it like nothing ever before — a pure power rush.

And so it has come to pass that a man having none, Donald John Trump, has replaced a man possessing extraordinary character, Barack Obama. One wonders wistfully if we have just witnessed the last peaceful transfer of power. After all President Trump states that this is no ordinary transfer of power. This is a transfer of power from the politicians to the people, and it is not difficult to think that in Trump’s mind he is the people, and the people are never going to let go.

It is just how flimflam men think, you know.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!