Donald Duck vs Donald Trump both American citizens. The name sounds similar, but the feature and character so different—Donald Duck versus Donald Trump. One darling, one villain. Donald Duck waddled the world much before Donald Trump. Well, the anthropomorphic, white duck, arrived on the world scenario to entertain America and beyond America the world in the 20th century. And, the now, homonym sounding Donald Trump came later, reminding you, of the famous, star villain Ajit of, tinseltown Bollywood … ‘poora shehar mujhe loin ke nam se janta hai,’ and the hustle-bustle of the presidency made Trump immensely delighted … ‘Mogambo khush hua’—did Trump meet Amrish Puri, ever, anywhere?
Duck came to entertain, Trump to serve. Duck never lost but Trump did, finally. Donald Duck, remained in the cool confines of water, in his sailor shirt and cap, with his yellow-orange bill, legs and feet, whereas, Trump strode and helicoptered in his monolithic dark suits, contrasting ties, immaculate knots and the hefty self. The Duck was famous for his semi-intelligible speeches and his mischievous and temperamental personality, while Trump for his indelible tweets that ran his ministries. Donald Trump did not sensitise to the homonymous sounding similarity of his first name with Donald Duck. On the contrary he swallowed fire like the Greek God Prometheus, by joining politics. He made the world to feel he befriended Modi by hosting Howdy Modi in Houston, but scurried to copy Indira Gandhi, who for the lust of power imposed Emergency in 1975. Nor, did Trump remember to learn from the Great King Edward VIII, who for his kind of, morganatic, left-handed marriage, abdicated the throne of England when the Church objected to it, even when, Prime Minister Baldwin tried to intervene.
Post the attack on Capitol Hill, Donald Duck, might severe his homonym with Donald Trump. From the days of New Amsterdam and Lenape, America has come a long way. But a single Ravana is enough to destroy a sunehari Lanka. Donald Trump reduces himself to a figurine of Sisyphus, dealing with a Sisyphean task—where the hill is steep and bolder is huge. Watch out America your allies are looking at you with bated breath. Will the red dim and blue shine only time will tell. Meanwhile, Xi Jinping is having a laugh, but he is shrewd enough not to call it the last.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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ONE TO TANGO … RIA’S ODYSSEY
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REFRACTIONS … FROM THE PRISM OF GOD
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