Trump is Inspiring

 I am an artist not a mogul

Why is he such an inspiring figure to me? We have nothing in common but our name. My name is Jacobina Trump. This never was a problem in the past, but lately as you can imagine, the reactions of people to my last name have changed. Ten years ago, when I was still married, I used to answer the question “Any kin?” with, “Oh no, I married the right one.” Alas, those days are gone. I thought about changing my name, but my original family name has a difficult pronunciation in America and I had already established a website for my art.

My last name is powerful. Not too long ago when the access to a private island was temporary closed due to construction, the guard said to me, “If your name was Trump I would let you through.” I laughed and said, ”Let me show you my driver’s license.” These days when almost everybody has something to say about Trump I hear many jokes and comments about my last name.

According to Wikipedia, a trump card is …

a playing card which is elevated above its normal rank in trick-taking games. Typically an entire suit is nominated as a trump suit – these cards then outrank all cards of plain (non-trump) suits. In other contexts, the term trump card can refer to any sort of action, authority, or policy which automatically prevails over all others.

….It automatically prevails over others. The name is powerful, no question about it. There is something else that inspires me because I am the polar opposite of Donald. I am a dreamer, a struggling,  immigrant female artist who reports every dollar I earn to the IRS and dreams about a world where there is no poverty, sickness or war. Lately I’ve been thinking “If he has generated this much power, so can I. Isn’t that the promise of the USA? ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?’”

I am an American citizen and I am determined to build a fulfilled life in freedom with a bank account that, one day, might trump Trump’s. Donald Trump has no more rights than I have except that he was born here and can become a president. That is something I do not aspire to.

Again wikipedia;

The word “trump” derives from “trionfi” or “triumph”.

The tarot deck contains a fifth suit, known in gaming as the a-touts or honors and in occult circles as the Major Arcana, which serves as a permanent trump suit in games played with the tarot deck. The suit consists of 22 cards, including a Fool which serves as a highest trump (in Central Europe) or excuses the players from following suit elsewhere.

The Fool is the highest Trump? …now that is interesting news.