Could it be… Baron Von Trumphausen?

History tells us of one Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Münchhausen, also known as Baron von Münchhausen, whose (supposedly) exciting and incredible adventures became the subject of Rudolf Erich Raspe’s 1785 book “Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of His Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia.” His stories were made into a lavish film by Germany during World War II (and, banned in the USA due to it’s National Socialist undertones), and then remade – again in equally spectacular fashion – by Terry Gilliam in 1983 (which included an uncredited performance by the late Robin Williams).

Hmmm… A well-dressed raconteur? Lavish lifestyle? A Russia connection? Nationalist Germany? By golly, we could be experiencing a modern day Baron Von Munchhausen…President Trump!

The Trumpster’s similarities with the Baron are positively uncanny:

  • Occasionally comes off as arrogant and impatient despite being intelligent and well-spoken
  • Surrounds himself with capable people
  • Ultimately defeated both the entrenched Establishment and violent radicals of Islam.

But, unlike the Baron – whose stories were considered so hyperbolic and exaggerated that a medical syndrome having the same characteristics bears his name – Donald Trump actually uses his Munchhausen-like qualities to achieve more accomplishments as President than any other President since Ronald Reagan.

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