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Why Trump Is Like A Fighting Animal

Why Trump Is Like A Fighting Animal

Recently there has been talk of how Trump has said he wanted to hit speakers at the Democratic convention who disparaged him “so hard, their heads would spin.” Then, he not only suggested that Russia should hack Clinton’s emails, which some officials have claimed is akin to treason, but he may have leaked classified information about U.S. having bases in Saudi Arabia which he learned in a news briefing in claiming we shouldn’t be paying rent on them.

In short, many of Trump’s remarks, especially those about hitting back, are like fighting words to attack, attack, attack to gain power — much like male animals frequently fight other male animals to gain power, territory, and females. For example, Trump is much like a boxing kangaroo, trying to show who’s boss, by kicking and jabbing however he can until he defeats a rival. Or he is like a chimp who fights with all the tools he’s got, from tree branches to clubs he finds on the ground. When Trump gets on Twitter to spew his hate at different targets, the process is much the same.

In fact, this comparison of Trump to different types of fighting animals is the subject of a recent book: Trump Is an Animal!: An Illustrated Guide and Coloring Boo to the Way that Trump Fights Like Different Types of Animals. The book combines satiric cartoons with timely critical copy that shows how Trump fights like 21 different animals. Besides kangaroos and chimps, the animals include cunning coyotes, baaad ass baboons, huuuge hippos, charging elephants, mighty meerkats, fighting cocks, penguins, tortoises, and snakes.

The book is the perfect example of how Trump is constantly fighting, often unfairly, at virtually anyone who dares stand up to him. An example is a cartoon and accompanying illustration of Trump as a Huuuge Hippo. In the cartoon, Trump with his very big open mouth confronts a hippo with its huge gaping jaws. The introductory paragraph about Trump reads:

Hippos are huuuge. Though they are mostly heribvores, they are anything but peaceful vegetarians, since they are highly aggressive and unpredictable and are considered among the most dangerous animals in Africa. As such, they are much like Trump, who responds largely from his intuition and whim, and is every ready to attack anyone for anything deemed insulting or offensive to him. And he likes everything to be “huuuge,” “great,” or otherwise “extraordinary.”

The rest of the copy in the book is written in a similar vein, briefly describing the different types of animals and the way the males go at it — often in a deadly attack that leaves the loser severely or fatally injured, much like Trump’s Republican rivals and the Republican Party as a whole.

Trump Is an Animal! is available on Amazon, and it is part of a series called Who Is Trump Really? In fact, a website featuring a half-dozen anti-Trump books has been set up at Who Is Trump Really, also accessible by Trump Is Nuts. Other books in the series include Trump Is Nuts! and Trump Is Extinct… Or May Be Soon!.

One of the reason for writing these books is to help to show up Trump for who he really is and contribute to the campaign against him. At least they help to show even more reasons why Trump is unsuited and incompetent to be President, and they may help to broaden the appeal to those who would find the cartoons entertaining as well as informative about the real Trump.

Who Is Trump Really? Question After Trump Urges Russian Email Hack

Who Is Trump Really? Question After Trump Urges Russian Email Hack

The latest Trump scandals raise questions about who Trump really is – and is he nuts? The latest examples including urging the Russians to hack Clinton’s emails, which many compare to treason; a refusal to release his tax returns; the USA Freedom singers suing him because of not being paid; and the Hotel Roanoke in Virginia threatening to sue him for non-payment because of he says there wasn’t enough air conditioning. And then there are the charges about the Trump University fraud and the claims by four women that Trump raped them.

The complaints, lawsuits, and charges against Trump go on and on, though his supporters continue to ignore all the claims, while they keep criticizing Hillary for the emails and Benghazi, even though she has been cleared of illegal activities in multiple hearings.

So what gives? Is Trump crazy? Does he really want to be President, since he has suggested that Pence will handle domestic and foreign affairs? What’s left? He says he’ll just work on making American great again, although his continual personal attacks in interviews, rallies, and tweets suggest it’s more accurate to say he wants to make “America hate again” or “grate again,” as some critics have suggested.

In any case, there are now a series of books and a website that raise the question about who Trump really is. The newly launched website is www.whoistrumpreally.com (also accessible from www.trumpisnuts.net and www.2016electionfollies.com). The website features seven satiric books about Trump which combine humor with pungent commentary about Trump and his rise to taking over the Republican Party.

Three new cartoon books – Trump Is Nuts!, Trump Is Extinct…Or May Be Soon!, and Trump Is an Animal! – suggest that these scenarios are or will soon be true. Trump Is Nuts! features Trump as 21 different kinds of nuts, from walnuts and peanuts to mixed up nuts and finally ends with Trump on his way to a nuthouse. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037 Trump Is Extinct compares Trump to 27 extinct animals and early humans, from ancient dinosaurs and flying reptiles to Neanderthals with names like the Trumposaurus, Saber Tooth Trump, and Neandertrump. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Extinct-May-Soon-Illustrated/dp/0692739300. Trump Is an Animal! compares Trump to different types of fighting animals including Kangaroos and Meerkats. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Animal-Illustrated-Coloring-Different/dp/1535223154. All three books are combined in Who Is Trump, Really? https://www.amazon.com/Who-Trump-Really-Collection-Extinct/dp/153541314X

Other books available through the website and Amazon are 2016 Election Fairy Tales with stories like “Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Trump,” and 2016 Election Monsters, Myths and Mayhem, which features Trump as 15 monsters in mythology, such as the Medusa, Minotaur, and even the Devil. The first four books in the series are combined in 2016 Election Follies.

While the books are designed to appeal to anyone following the election – especially Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans, the books were written to contribute to the dialogue about the election – and perhaps even sway some votes against Trump.

The author, Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. brings to the series a background as a sociologist and popular writer – and she is also a registered Republican, after previously being an independent voter. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has several MAs, including one in Anthropology and another in Pop Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay. She is getting an additional MA there in Communication. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and 40 with her own publishing company, Changemakers Publishing. Besides The New Middle Ages, other new books include Lies and Liars, about understanding sociopaths and how to deal with them, Scammed, about recent scams and how to avoid them, and American Justice with Paul Brakke about problems in the criminal justice system and how to fix them. Her websites include www.ginigrahmscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.

A PDF of any of the Trump books is available to members of the media and book bloggers and reviewers.

Cartoon Books Compare Trump to Animal Fighters, Nuts, Extinct Beasts

Cartoon Books Compare Trump to Animal Fighters, Nuts, Extinct Beasts

Now that much of the Republican party and the U.S. population is anti-Trump, the question comes up – is he nuts? Will he become extinct? Is he like a kangaroo boxer, buffalo, baboon or other animal in the way he fights with almost everyone – from rivals to other politicians and members of the media.

Three new cartoon books – Trump Is Nuts!, Trump Is Extinct…Or May Be Soon!, and Trump Is an Animal! – suggests that these scenarios are or will soon be true. Trump Is Nuts! features Trump as 21 different kinds of nuts, from Walnuts, Peanuts, and Pecans to Mixed Up Nuts, a Nut Case, and patients in a nuthouse. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037 Trump Is Extinct compares Trump to 27 extinct beasts and early humans, from ancient dinosaurs, flying reptiles, birds, and mammals with names like the Trumposaurus, Saber Tooth Trump, and Homo Trumpien. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Extinct-May-Soon-Illustrated/dp/0692739300. And Trump Is an Animal! compares Trump to different types of animals including Chimpanzees, Fur Seals, and Meerkats, in which the male animals commonly fight for power, territory, and mates. There is a website for the books at www.trumpisnuts.net or www.2016electionfollies.com.

The books are part of series of books about the 2016 Election, including the 2016 Election Fairy Tales with stories like “Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Trump,” and 2016 Election Monsters, Myths and Mayhem, which features Trump as 15 monsters in mythology, such as the Medusa, Minotaur, and even the Devil. Another is The Battles of Donnie and Teddy: 4 Children’s Stories for Adults featuring young Trump and Cruz battling it out in a sandbox, playground, school yard, and backyard party. The first four books in the series are combined in 2016 Election Follies.

While the books are designed to appeal to anyone following the election – especially Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans, the books were written to contribute to the dialogue about the election – and perhaps even sway some votes.

The author, Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. brings to the series a background as a sociologist and popular writer. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has several MAs, including one in Anthropology and another in Pop Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay. She is getting an additional MA there in Communication. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and 40 with her own publishing company, Changemakers Publishing. Besides The New Middle Ages, other new books include Lies and Liars, about understanding sociopaths and how to deal with them, Scammed, about recent scams and how to avoid them, and American Justice with Paul Brakke about problems in the criminal justice system and how to fix them. Her websites include www.ginigrahmscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.

A PDF of any of the Trump books is available to members of the media and book bloggers and reviewers.

Will Trump Go Extinct? Cartoon Book Compares Him to Extinct Beasts

Will Trump Go Extinct? Cartoon Book Compares Him to Extinct Beasts

Now that Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee,, amidst continued controversy about his character, experience, and danger for America, especially after his rants about the Orlando shoots, polls show him losing ground and Republicans are reconsidering his nomination.

So will Trump become extinct?  A new humorous illustrated book—Trump Is Extinct…Or May Be Soon! – suggests this might well be so.  It compares Trump to 27 extinct beasts and early humans, in which humorous cartoons depict Trump as ancient dinosaurs, flying reptiles, birds, and mammals, such as the Trumposaurus, Saber Tooth Trump, Neandertrump and Homo Trumpien.  https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Extinct-May-Soon-Illustrated/dp/0692739300

The book is one of a series of books about the 2016 Election, including the 2016 Election Fairy Tales with stories like “Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Trump,”and 2016 Election Monsters, Myths and Mayhem, which compares Trump to a series of monsters in mythology, such as the Medusa, Minotaur, Hydra, and even the Devil.  All four books in the series are combined in 2016 Election Follies.

While the books are designed to appeal to both sides of the political aisle, beneath the satire is the hope they might have some influence on the outcome of the election, as reflected in the copy about why Trump is like these ancient beasts and early humans.

The author, Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. brings to the series the wisdom and wit of a sociologist and popular writer.  She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has several MAs, including one in Anthropology and another in Pop Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay.  She is getting an additional MA there in Communications.  She has published over 50 books with major publishers and 40 with her own publishing company, Changemakers Publishing.  Besides The New Middle Ages, other new books include Lies and Liars, about understanding sociopaths and how to deal with them, and Scammed, about recent scams and how to avoid them.  Her websites include www.ginigrahmscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com

Hilarious Books about Trump and Election; Nationally-Known Writer

Hilarious Books about Trump and Election; Nationally-Known Writer

Now that Trump has won the Republican nomination, amidst continued controversy about his character, experience, and danger for America, this is the perfect time for a story about a series of just released lighthearted humorous books about Trump and the election. The book series began as Huffington Post columns by sociologist and social commentator Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., who has published over 50 books with traditional publishers, including The New Middle Ages, about how inequality today has parallels with life in medieval times and is similarly leading the U.S. to even more upheavals.

Now Scott has written 2016 ELECTION FOLLIES, which combines four short humor books on Trump’s rise to power in the Republican Party, with an appeal to Democrats and Republicans alike. In fact, Scott’s company is sending announcements about the books to over 500 Democratic Clubs and Committees around the country, and plans to similarly let over 300 Republican Clubs and Committees know about the book. All of the leaders of both parties are also being contacted.

2016 ELECTION FOLLIES is an expansion of a series that began with 2016 Election Fairy Tales, with tales like The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Trump and Chicken Little and the Boy Who Cried Trump. This led to the follow-up book, 2016 Election Monsters, Myths, and Mayhem, with tales which compared Donald Trump to classic monsters from mythology, such as the Cyclops, Medusa, Chimera, Minotaur, and the dragon fought by St. George. Then, as the fighting between Trump and Ted Cruz became like a battle of little kids, this inspired The Battles of Donnie and Teddy, a series of children’s books for adults, with Donnie and Teddy fighting in a sandbox, in a playground, at a lake, and at a birthday party. Finally, the series concludes with The Battles of the Trumposaurus and 26 Other Extinct Beasts, in which Trump is compared in humorous cartoons to ancient dinosaurs, flying reptiles, birds, and mammals, such as the Saber Tooth Trump, Tryannosaurus Trump, and Homo Trumpus. Plus all of these books are audiobooks on Audible, as well as paperback and ebooks on Amazon. All the books have also been combined into a single book called the 2016 ELECTION FOLLIES, and a website for the series has been set up at www.2016electionfollies.com, and a Facebook page was recently launched at www.facebook.com/2016electionfairytalesandmyths.

While the books are lighthearted books designed to appeal to both sides of the aisle – and even Trump might enjoy the satire, perhaps they might even have some influence on the outcome of the election, as readers notice parallels between what’s happening today and traditional fairy tales, ancient myths, children’s books for adults, and comparison of Trump to a variety of extinct beasts from dinosaurs like the Trumposaurus to early humans like the Neandertrump.

The author, Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. brings to the series the wisdom and wit of a sociologist and popular writer. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has several MAs, including one in Anthropology and another in Pop Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay. She is getting an additional MA there in Communications. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and 40 with her own publishing company, Changemakers Publishing. Besides The New Middle Ages, other new books include Lies and Liars, about understanding sociopaths and how to deal with them, and Scammed, about recent scams and how to avoid them. Her websites include www.ginigrahmscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.

If you are interested, I can send you a PDF of 2016 Election Follies or the individual books or set up an interview with the author. I can also arrange for you to publish some selections from the book.

How the Battles of Trump and Cruz Are Like a Children’s Book

How the Battles of Trump and Cruz Are Like a Children’s Book

Watching the recent Republican Party debates, and especially the knock-down drag out fight between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, makes me think of two kids fighting in a schoolyard. This all happened after the election campaign was already getting ugly, when a Super Pac for Ted put a picture of Melenia Trump, a former model, from a 15 year-old photo shoot looking very sexy with the words: “Meet Your New First Lady.” Then, Trump returned fire with a photos of Cruz’s wife, Heidi, a Harvard MBA and economist, looking like a disheveled drunk on a bender next to a photo of his glamorous wife.

Things got even scummier with an article in the National Enquirer, apparently placed by one of Trump’s operatives, which claimed that Cruz had five secret mistresses. After Cruz quickly claimed the story was garbage, Trump said he had nothing to do with the article. When Trump complained to one newscaster, Anderson Cooper, that: “He started it,” Cooper said this sounded like something a 5 year old would say.”

Meanwhile, the Republican Party and many national leaders around the world were appalled that these personal attacks were not befitting a Presidential candidate, much less a President. And I kept thinking of the continuing battles of Trump and Cruz as much like two little boys in kindergarten fighting. They hurl insults, call each other names, and try to humiliate one another and their family members.

So I turned these battles into a series of illustrated children’s books for adults, The Battles of Donnie and Teddy, http://www.amazon.com/Battles-Donnie-Teddy-Childrens-Illustrations/dp/0692681612 and there’s one in full color. My other books on the election feature the fairy tales and myths I previously wrote for Huffington Post: 2016 Election Fairy Tales and 2016 Election Monster Myths.

Following is the first of these battles — in the sandbox. The others are at a birthday party, at the lake, and at the playground.

Donnie was building castles in the sandbox, when Mrs. Marple came over with Teddy, who was carrying a pail with a shovel.
“Donnie,” she said, “Teddy just moved here with his mother and sister, and he would like to join you.”
“No,” Donnie said. “I don’t want him to play here.” He glared at Teddy and Mrs. Marple.
Teddy looked scared, but Mrs. Marple pushed him forward.
“That’s not very nice, Donnie,” Mrs. Marple said. “You have to learn to play with the other children.”
Donnie stood up very tall. He pushed out his chest. “I don’t want to,” he said.
“But you have to do this,” Mrs. Marple said. “Otherwise the other children won’t like you.”
“I don’t care,” Donnie said. “I don’t like them very much either.”
“You have to learn to get along with others,” Mrs. Marple replied. “So I’m going to leave Teddy here with you. You have to learn to play together.”
Mrs. Marple guided Teddy into the sandbox. As she did, Teddy stuck out his tongue at Donnie. “So there,” he said.
Donnie glared back Teddy as hard as he could. But Teddy didn’t flinch. Instead, he sat down in the far corner of the sandbox. He started building a castle, too.
But before he could finish his castle, Donnie stood up and kicked it over. The sand went flying.
“You can’t build another castle here,” Donnie said. “I won’t let you. “
“Who says,” said Teddy. “I’ll tell Mrs. Marple on you, and she’ll come back and help me. She likes me better.”
“So what?” said Donnie. “I’m stronger than you.”
Donnie reached out and punched Teddy. Teddy fell back for a moment. Then, he tried to punch Donnie again, but Donnie punched him back.
“Ha, ha!” Donnie laughed. “You see. You’re not up to it. I’m the only one who can build castles here.”
“No, I can, too,” Teddy yelled. “Besides, if you don’t let me play, I know some things about you, and I’ll tell.”
“Oh, yeah,” Donnie yelled back. “You’re the new kid on the block, and I bet no one likes you either.”
“Well, once they know what you’re really like, no one will like you either.”
“So you think you’re a know it all. But you’re lying. You’re Lying Crying Teddy,” Donnie jeered.
“No, I’m not,” Teddy screamed back. “Because I heard a lot of other kids say this. Your mother’s an alien from another planet, and your sister has cooties.”
“What? That’s not fair,” Donnie said. “You can’t insult my mother and sister.”
“But I can. I can,” Teddy laughed. “Maybe you’re better at throwing punches. But I’m better at insults.”
“Oh, no, you’re not. Because if you’re going to get in the mud, I will, too.”
Donnie grabbed a pile of dirt at the side of the sandbox and threw it at Teddy. It splattered all over his face and dripped down his shirt.
“So, there,” said Donnie. “And you know what? I heard about your own mother and sister, too. Your mother’s like a dog, an ugly stupid mutt. And your sister’s a crazy little runt who was in the pound after her owner threw her in the gutter.”
Teddy got up, holding his shovel like a knife.
“Oh, no you don’t,” he yelled and charged at Donnie.
But Donnie quickly blew himself up to twice his size. He picked up a baseball bat and swung at Teddy.
But Teddy ducked. He picked up a pail of sand and threw it at Donnie.
Donnie stepped back away from the spray of sand and blew himself up even more. He began breathing out flames like a dragon.
Teddy ducked again, but Donnie kicked him and then kicked him again. He began to laugh and point hysterically.
“There! See, I’ve got you. I’m the strongest one of all.” He beat on his chest, like the king of the jungle.
Just then, Mrs. Marple came running out.
“Oh, boys. Boys. You mustn’t fight. That’s against school rules. The principal and all the teachers will be furious.”
Donnie and Teddy backed away from each other and sat down opposite ends of the sandbox. Donnie sat beside what was left of his castle; Teddy sat beside his turned-over pail.
Mrs. Marple continued. “I had hoped you could play together. We all had such high hopes for you. But now that’s over. Since you can’t play nicely together and follow the rules, you are both suspended.”
Donnie and Teddy look up, shocked.
“But you can’t throw me out,” Donnie cried.
“Oh, but I can,” Mrs. Marple said. “Now you both have to go home. You can’t play in the sandbox anymore.”
At once Donnie deflated to his original size, and Teddy began sobbing. Mrs. Marple just glared at them.
Then, they both left the sandbox walking in different directions. There was nothing left to be said.