As America and the world pause to mourn the lose of a flawed yet wonderful human being, Senator John McCain III, it is somewhat amusing to watch a flawed, a seriously flawed man, a man without a shred of self-awareness desperately flailing, as usual, to control the news cycle.

It is as is he fears that should he fall out of public view for only the slightest moment, the memory of him would instantly shrivel up and blow away never to be thought of again. And for such a little man as baby Donald that is likely true.

For most, even his strongest supporters who by now are just to proud to admit that Trump was a silly mistake for president of this great nation, the Donald is devolving into little more than a stale joke. The more he tweets, the more boring and predictable he become as he franticly seeks to top his last outrage for attention.

As for those of us who always saw him as both dangerous and stupid, a guy way dumb to see that himself thusly, at least for a while his clown act was entertaining, but now it’s just sickly boring. But like so many bad acts, it will likely require someone in the wings with a big hook to pull this dud off the American stage.

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

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