Trump is Aesop’s stork king. Also he is King Ubu. He makes more sense if you assume that he respects nothing, no one, and no ideas. He is also Terry Southern’s “Magic Christian.” The border wall is pure Mad King Ludwig. He conducts his affairs like Gargantua. He loves humanity as much as Caligula, Stalin and Idi Amin. He could be the patriarch of another Manson family. He is the Mad Cow Disease of American politics. – Michael Lipsey


Alfred Jarry. Poster for a Performance of Ubu Roi at Théâtre de l'Œuvre, Véritable Portrait de Monsieur Ubu Woodcut, La Critique, Ubu Roi Cover. 1896,1922.