Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump vs. American Eagle

Terrance Heath

Animals have a sense about people. They just know when someone is trouble. So it really wasn’t a surprise when an American bald eagle attacked Donald Trump.

Is there a more powerful and well known symbol of America than the bald eagle? Maybe a couple, but not many. The majestic bird of prey has been an American symbol since the Continental Congress of 1782 borrowed the eagle from Roman Republic imagery, stuck some arrows in one of its talons, slipped an olive branch in the other, and put it smack in the middle of the Great Seal of the United States.

Great Seal of the United States (obverse).svg
Great Seal of the United States (obverse)” by U.S. Government – Extracted from PDF version of Our Flag, available here (direct PDF URL here.). Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

So it couldn’t have been more perfect that a bald eagle gave billionaire bigot and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump a taste of his own this week. Wait. yet it could. The bald eagle’s name is Uncle Sam.

It’s been all over the internet. It couldn’t have been more perfect. After capping of a campaign consisting of attacking everyone who’s not rich, white, male and conservative by going full on fascist this week, Trump sat down for a Time magazine photo shoot. He was paired with the 27-year-old bald eagle for the magazine’s feature story.

Apparently Uncle Sam didn’t like Trump at all. He went on the attack almost as soon as the two got together, and had another go at him later in the same shoot.

It looks like Uncle Sam is not alone in his assessment of Trump. It is a big hit with GOP voters, but according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 57 percent of Americans oppose Trump’s plan to ban Muslim’s from entering the United States. Only 25 percent are for it. There may be hope for us yet.

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