Let’s Decide Now: Which Nickname Do You Prefer For Our 45th President?

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-5-47-56-amI have no love for The Donald.  I imagine the feeling is mutual.

We have nothing in common, or so I thought until I remembered that during the campaign The Donald made a point of telling us that he was good at making up nicknames for his enemies.

Remember “Crooked Hillary” for HRC and “Pocahontas” for Elizabeth Warren?  Such clever [?] zingers from that man.

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-5-56-54-amThinking on these nicknames I realized that The Donald and I do have something in common.  We’re both good at finding what we believe to be the perfect way to describe another person who we do not care for.

So today in honor of his inauguration, and as a way of showing respect for his leadership regarding the use of nicknames, I’ve created a poll using nicknames that we might call The Donald during the next four years.

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After reading the list, compiled from nicknames I found all over the place, please indicate your choice of what to call The Donald. You may choose up to 3 nicknames.

[Please note: Suggestions for nicknames not on this poll may be added in the comment section of this post. Remember, this is a PG-13 blog, so use discretion when adding nicknames. Thank you.]

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Ally Bean

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52 thoughts on “Let’s Decide Now: Which Nickname Do You Prefer For Our 45th President?”

  1. I’m watching the coverage here and was thinking of you. I’ve said before to people that Trump seems to me like a toddler, no filter, just reacting and saying whatever comes into his head without any sanity check or censor. Many of my friends don’t believe that he’ll get to the end of the term, for one reason or another. If we thought our Brexit was divisive and has unforeseen consequences, this election is going to have far more wide reaching consequences and into many more people’s lives, all over the world. It’s going to be an interesting day and an interesting four years.

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    1. Polly, I agree with you in that he seems like a Giant Toddler… which just happens to be one of the nicknames on the poll. [I got that one from Quinn Cummings, actress & author.] He’s immature and has been indulged by wealth, so what do you expect? I also agree that this man will be causing trouble all over the world. He gets his energy from attention, so now that everyone is looking he’s going to start his lying/bullying crap everywhere. Interesting four years, indeed.

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  2. I vote to nickname him . . . The Biggest Loser!

    A Gallup survey released Monday found that Trump has by far the lowest favorability ratings of any recent incoming president, with only four in 10 viewing him favorably. Obama, by contrast, took the oath of office with 78 percent favorability; George W. Bush entered office at 62 percent, and Bill Clinton at 66 percent. While about 82 percent of Republicans approve of Trump—a double-digit increase since the election—Republican approval for the last Republican president, Bush, was nearly unanimous at 97 percent, suggesting even tribalism has a limit. And a Monmouth University Poll released on Tuesday had even grimmer results: only 34 percent of respondents approved of Trump, while 65 percent said they believe the country is on the wrong track.

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    1. nancy, that’s a great nickname. So appropriate on so many levels. I’ve been following Trump’s favorability ratings– which are lousy. I’m disheartened by the GOP base accepting him as if he is normal. Aren’t these the same people who worship Saint Ronnie, the man who shouted for Gorbachev to tear down the wall? How do you rationalize backing Putin’s Puppet now? The cognitive dissonance they feel must be something awful.

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      1. Don’t forget good old cognitive dissonance. The GOP base has to view him favorably since they elected him. And they will keep coming up with reasons to justify the election, at least for now.

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        1. Zazzy, I like your cynical take on things! You’re right: “at least for now.” I’m so glad that I think for myself and don’t feel compelled to belong to any group no matter what.

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  3. I prefer anything that includes an orange tint, but your list is full of clever choices.
    I truly suffer at the thought that so many otherwise sane and sensible people can be fooled by the orange-faced ********. I am so glad I’m not alone in the audience here at Theatre of the Politically Absurd.
    I’m wearing black today, and avoiding the tv.

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    1. joey, I like the orange nicknames, too, but I feel sorry for the color orange. It never hurt anyone and now it’s associated with a man who likes to hurt people. So unfair for that color.

      You said it about the Theatre of the Politically Absurd. I don’t understand how you could be taken in by his clown show either. I won’t be watching any TV today. I don’t like circuses.

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  4. The nasty ones are better (“Orange Douche Canoe,” for instance), but good of you to stay on the higher moral ground. Good on you for keeping freedom and democracy alive, one post at a time.

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    1. Zen-Den, there were so many nicknames that I did not include in this list. Good ones, too. But not wanting to go low, I followed Michelle Obama’s advice and went high.

      [How much longer I’m going to “play nice” when talking about this guy I could not say. In fact, the only thing he might understand is rudeness and vulgarity. But we’ll see.]

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    1. Zazzy, I forgot all about those Oompa Loompas. They were scary and weird. Well, if I ever do another one of these polls, which I doubt I will, BUT IF I DO, I’ll add your idea. 😉

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    1. bnzoot, oh those are good one! I left douche canoe off the list because I still cling to the idea that I should be excessively polite here. I dunno why, my followers are grown-ups who can deal with however I say whatever it is I say. I like your favorite one, too.

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  5. Yeah, Oompa Loompa is good too. I didn’t see anything about his tweeting, like Twitmaster. I am not watching. I am in a state of mourning for the next few days. I’m sure if something important happens, I’ll hear about it somewhere.

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    1. I’m doing the same thing. No TV or news about the inauguration until I’m ready to deal with this mess. Twitmaster is a good one. You’re right I didn’t see one nickname that made reference to Twitter. Seems odd now that I think on it.

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  6. I can’t. I just can’t.
    Nicknames are for fun – whether lightheartedly or as a way to bully someone. This guy is so monumentally dangerous that I just can’t minimize it any way. I am so afraid of what he has unleashed.

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    1. Joanne, you are not alone in that assessment of what he is all about. He’s dangerous and stupid, but he’s also a narcissist who can’t stand disloyalty. So I figure that anything that suggests less than 100% respect for him is a good way of annoying him. 😉

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  7. I prefer nicknames that don’t refer to his physical appearance, but instead reference his terrible personality, like dumb it down Donny. It’s difficult though because my beloved father’s name is Donald, and one of my late brothers was named Donald too. My dad, who is a staunch progressive liberal, is having trouble with this.

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    1. Magaret, I’ve been thinking on exactly what you’ve said here. I usually avoid judgements based on a person’s looks, too. But so many of the nicknames that I came across made reference to his orange-y-ness, which I’ll admit makes me laugh at him.

      I imagine that like “Tricky Dicky” [Nixon] we’ll all eventually drift toward using nicknames that call out The Donald’s moral failings. Or at least that’s what I plan on doing.

      Sorry to hear about your father’s difficult adjustment to all of this. I understand how he feels, having a name that is part of so many odd pop culture references.

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  8. Hi Ally,

    This has been a popular post! I voted early, but have only just had a chance to comment – hope I’m not too late to the party. The post made me think of “My Fellow Americans’, a film I quite like, and also, ‘Hail to the Chimp’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA1YujjDE9s). James Garner’s President Matt Douglas, mentions that he made up his own words to Hail to the Chief… Not wishing to offend anyone who loves this song, especially as I’m on the otherside of the pond, but I thought I might follow in his footsteps and suggest something appropriate for the new president:

    Hail to the thief, he’s the chief and he needs bailing. He is the thief, so everybody bale like crazy.

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    1. @breakerofthings, this has been one of the most read posts that I’ve written lately. Apparently a bit of satire draws in the peoples.

      I don’t know these movies, but I should, huh? Will add them to the list.

      Love, love, love the idea of making up words to go with Hail to the Chief. You’re revised version a la Trump is wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to share it here.

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      1. Satire is an amazing force – just think, we still think of Bonaparte as being short, because of a satirical cartoon, even though he was taller than average for that time!

        My Fellow Americans is not the greatest film ever made, but is definitely worth the price of admission. President Douglas’ words are actually ” Hail to the chief, he’s the chief and he needs hailing. He is the chief, so everybody hail like crazy.”

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        1. I imagine as this Trump presidency drags on, and it will drag, we all will become fluent in satire if we’re to remain sane. Cynicism is nice, sarcasm has its place, but satire has staying power. Hence our belief about Napoleon.

          It’s bleak and gray around here, the perfect time to watch so-so movies that make a point. Glad you mentioned it. Thanks.

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  9. When Bush 43 was in The Big Chair, I called him The Angel Of Death. I called his vice Darth Vader. I dubbed this one the Toddler In Chief, but I’m now reviewing that moniker because of its pejorative effect on innocent toddlers everywhere.

    It’s a tough thing; I don’t think he’s comical and he can inflict real damage. What name conveys that? Still thinking.

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    1. nance, I like your analysis of how to go about nicknaming Trump. I have been calling him The Orange One, but his make-up is getting better so he no longer looks so orange. I imagine that I’ll eventually refer to him by a nickname that features his moral failings. Of which there are many. 😦

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    1. Blair, “The Tangerine Tornado” is what the Church Lady [Dana Carvey] calls Trump. I like that nickname, too. But “Trumplethinskin” by Alec Baldwin seems to be the crowd favorite. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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