DATELINE: Pass It Along to The Donald
Two weeks ago, we noted the parallels between Mr. Donald Trump and General George Patton.
This week, in an interview, Trump mentioned his admiration for the great World War II leader.
So, undaunted, we think The Donald ought to take a page out of the movie script written by Francis Ford Coppola back in the 1960s.
The George C. Scott movie began with Patton coming up to a podium before a gigantic American flag—and he delivered a homily with pizzazz.
How natural would it be for Donald J. Trump to rise from below to stand before an American flag backdrop and deliver a message about veterans?
We are not on Mr. Trump’s payroll. That ship has sailed along with the gravy train chock full of hangers on. We are charmed enough by the beguiling frankness of Trump to make an occasional suggestion to fit in with his message and attitude.
We do not advocate that he go around slapping silly his Republican opponents. He has already mastered that dope slap approach and has applied it judiciously.
We do think it would not hurt to be seen at the local park in Hamilton, Massachusetts, where General Patton’s tank sits in the middle the town green. We love a good photo op—and know Mr. Trump does too.