Will Trump Go After Bookstores Next?

US Postal Service, Trump, politics, Modern PhilosopherYou know President Trump isn’t going to stop with putting the US Postal Service out of business, right, Modern Philosophers?

He’s like one of those evil bullies from an 80s teen comedy.  The more he succeeds in being a prick, the more it fuels his desire to see how far he can push the boundaries.

He’s even furthered the evil bully stereotype by actually admitting that he will deny funding to the USPS to interfere with mail in balloting for the upcoming election.

The stupidest villains are the ones who reveal their plans on camera before they’ve gotten away with the deed.

Despite rumors to the contrary, we are not dealing with a stable genius here, folks.

Hopefully, Trump won’t get away with this.  The Post Office is a vital part of American life.  People rely on the mail for their medications, checks, and Pottery Barn catalogues (never underestimate how vital a little bathroom reading material can be!).  The President can’t take that all away because he’s afraid the USPS will deliver the votes that will put him out of a job.

This all got me to thinking that Trump is acting like that troublesome employee who knows he’s about to get fired, and decides to cause as much mayhem as possible before security escorts him to the door.

So what’s next on his farewell tour?  (As if he already hasn’t done enough damage to the country!)  My guess is that Trump will try to close all the bookstores.

Clearly, he doesn’t like to read, and I’m suspicious that he might not know how.

US Postal Service, Trump, politics, Modern PhilosopherPlus, bookstores are filled with books, written by former Trump employees and current Trump family members, that don’t paint him in the best light.

If there were a Mount Rushmore of tell all book subjects, Trump would certainly have a place on that dubious monument.

Trump assumes that If he closes all the bookstores, then people won’t be able to buy those damaging books and find out the truth about him.  Of course, we all understand that people would be able to purchase those books online, but I’m not certain Trump understands that.  If he grasps how onlinesshopping works, he probably thinks books ordered on the internet are purchased in bookstores by employees of the internet, who then turn around and mail the books to you at a slight profit.

Bookstores are also a threat because authors often appear there to do book signings and readings, and some authors are very critical of Trump.  If he closes the bookstores, the authors won’t have an outlet to say bad things about him (or so Trump would think).

Ironically, closing bookstores would also be very damaging to Trump and his supporters.

After all, bookstores are an ideal place for Trump loyalists to gather, without their masks, to prove that no one can take away their freedoms.

Bookstores also supply the books for the schools that Trump and his followers insist must reopen in the Fall, despite the fact that the Coronavirus is still ravaging the nation.

US Postal Service, Trump, politics, Modern PhilosopherI’m not sure why I think this, but I have a gut feeling that the Cult of Trump would really enjoy a good book burning.

Where will they get the books for this group activity if Trump closes all the bookstores?  I have another gut feeling that most Trump supporters don’t have an impressive home library they can tap for fuel.

Let’s not forget that a lot of bookstores now have cafes that sell baked goods in addition to coffee.  I don’t think Trump could ever bring himself to put so much comfort foot out on the street.  After all, the Republicans really don’t give that much thought to hoping the homeless, albeit it in humor or food form.

I never thought I’d have to write this, but let’s hope we can stop the President from destroying the Post Office.  Because if he can’t stop him there, who knows what great American institution will be next on his hit list…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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7 Responses to Will Trump Go After Bookstores Next?

  1. beth says:

    Nothing would surprise me at this point

  2. This is great! I am in complete awe that our president can openly and without any reservations talk about closing down the US postal service to disrupt people’s ability to vote. Book burning and book stores closing have to be next. LOL. I never thought we would enter Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, but if there was a prologue, I am sure it started with the President closing the US postal services and everyone standing around doing nothing to stop it. Either way, your posts always make me laugh despite the sadness of current events.

  3. markbialczak says:

    He’ll try anything, you are correct, Austin.

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