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His recent accusations at Biden (see #11 below) seem aimed to suggest that President Trump has finally seen the light. Having been frequently heralded as “The Prince of Darkness,” he may not be an erstwhile Satan yet. The title too well suits him:

1) Even while still seeking the Republican nomination, the phrase was applied to him by rival John Kasich, who opposed himself as “The Prince of Light and Hope.”

2) This foreshadowed a soon to follow campaign appearance where “the Republican frontrunner led the audience in a chant for darkness, ‘Turn off the lights, turn off the lights’.”

3) This was a fitting prelude to his “dramatic entrance into the Republican National Convention in Cleveland,” which was multifariously mocked, including his picture being posted “next to an image from horror director John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness.”

4) Then came a satire of his speech addressing the country’s opioid crisis, in which "A perspiring President Donald J. Trump introduced a surprise guest, the ‘Prince of Darkness,’ aka ‘Satan,’ at Manchester Community College." Trump New Satan

5) His supporters would try lamely to flip the phrase back at his detractors, but this backfired in the dark Trump Church Window

6) and proved to be no match for a soon to be appropriately resurrected political commentary:
“I believe the Prince of Darkness could start a branch of hell in the District of Columbia (if he has not already done it), and carry it on unimpeached by the Congress of the United States, even though the Constitution were bristling with articles forbidding hells in this country,” Mark Twain wrote in 1868 about the first-ever presidential impeachment of Andrew Johnson, commander-in-chief #17. The sentence could arguably have been penned today.

7) Amidst all this, Trump’s brazen glaring at the solar eclipse sans protective eyeware, back in August of 2017, may have been a repellent hint of things to come.Trump Eclipse Squint

8) Not that there was ever a danger of any inspiring vision being lost, Trump leaned lamely back into the light, albeit only the Ultra Violet variety, in equally mockworthy style:
"So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think you said that that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. It sounds interesting." (
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9) But even this faint light soon proved too much for the Bunker BoyTrump WH Bunker

10) who, even on emerging, still had to squint to descry the dark object popped into his hands. Trump with Bible

11) All of which I had forgotten until his recent indecent descent in Ohio: ”No religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy, our kind of energy.” Says the Prince of Darkness.Trump with Bible

12) A stately, illuminated procession through the next four years will certainly be a prettier picture than having watched how the grotesque body politic of Trump, kicking up it’s petty heels, “Tripped the light fantastic / On the sidewalks of New York,” among the darkest remnants of a Presidential plague.

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