DATELINE: Bogart & Trump as Captain Queeg
Trump seeks op-ed writer!
Like Captain Queeg on the USS Caine, President Trump is cracking up and cracking open a tin of frozen strawberries.
Queeg went bananas over his tin of strawberries, and Trump has gone bonkers over the anonymously opened fruit can. It belonged to him alone, and no one else was allowed near his favorite dessert.
The defining moment for Humphrey Bogart in the 1954 movie version of The Caine Mutiny went over the top in his role as President Trump, er…Captain Queeg. He rolled ball bearings in his fingers when under stress, or did he put on a MAGA cap on the bridge?
The paranoid commander-in-chief (during an important World War II mission) scientifically tested his can of strawberries to determine if someone was pilfering small amounts every day. He came to a disturbing conclusion that he could trust no one on his senior staff. It left his senior staff scrambling over whether the leader was losing his marbles.
Anyone of them could be a dangerous op-ed writer.
He assembled the entire crew and threatened them with treason for stealing his beloved personal stash of strawberries.
How much It reminds of the White House under T-rump, the dreaded dinosaur of politics.
Eventually the senior officers instigated a mutiny, invoking the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution to forcibly remove Captain T-Rump, er Queeg, from the bridge of command.
Of course, the story and movie were complete fiction. No one could ever envision of total nutcase taking over the lives of a crew and subjecting the country to his dangerous and ridiculous whims and tweets.
It could not happen unless there were complicit officers on the command to leave the deranged paranoid alone and let him do whatever crazy notion entered his twisted noggin.
It’s nothing like Washington, D.C., in the 21st century.