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Trump Hits Speed Bump Early Summer 2017

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus is scheduled to close on May 21, 2107. Trump is running a circus, and he is the circus ringmaster. There is a connection between this circus closing and Trump’s circus-like approach to the White House coming to a halt.

Sign: Announcement of the Closing of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus May 2017

This announcement was released on January 14, 2017, one week before the Presidential Inauguration. An event close to the inauguration date paints a picture of the unfolding drama of Trump’s Presidency, and details specifics of what to expect.

He will be issued a warning early summer that impedes his destructive impulse of mixing business and presidential concerns on a whim. Trump’s Presidency is fraught with legal problems, and legal injunctions will pave the way for an impeachment process.

Photo: Nicola Jones, Flickr, Creative Commons

Let’s look at how Trump’s personality resembles that of P.T. Barnum, the founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. In Thomas Bender’s article, No humbug: Striking similarities between Trump and P.T. Barnum, he shows how Trump is the P.T. Barnum of Politics. He is a clown, a natural showman more than a political leader.

Barnum and Trump are master showmen with big personalities, real estate developers, politicians, both skilled at making a deal. They are Master Illusionists, gifted at creating a false reality as a sales tactic.

Both achieved celebrity as masters of “humbug.” Humbug is not a word we hear often today. But “humbugging” was a way of life for Barnum — who thrived on exaggeration and misinformation. It typically fell short of lying, however. People by the thousands patronized his museum, delighting in being tricked. ~ Thomas Bender

These resemblances are another sign, a sign of affinity, telling us that Trump shares the same fate as the circus closing; his presidency will falter.

We can trust a clown to entertain us and make us laugh. To clown around is to not take things seriously, to be goofy. This is not the right demeanor for the role of president. We need our president to have a dignified air, steadiness, to be honest and forthright, with no disguises.

Clownish characteristics don’t belong in the role of the president. Trump is displaced, not on the right stage to display his talents.

He will sabotage his role as president by maintaining his business-as-usual mode.

Art: Matt Haney, The World-Herald

The Circus Closes May 21, 2017; Trump’s Presidential Power Is Challenged

Any measures Trump set up to prevent business with conflicting with his role as president will fall through. He sees every contact as a potential business deal — dollar signs in his eyes — and this will not change.

Our current president has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). A classical narcissist is marked by self-entitlement and aggrandizement. Trump displays the symptoms of a malignant narcissist who has a further entrenched personality capable of harming others. He follows his own agenda. Also, narcissists don’t keep promises, and they don’t change. They pretend to change. They maintain a facade at all costs.

The circus behavior is being shut down. Members of Congress are alarmed at how President Trump is conducting himself. He’s outlandish, arrogant, insensitive. I can hear both the Democratic and Republican Party issuing a loud warning: President Trump, you are using your official role for your own selfish purposes. He will face multiple violations of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which bars him from receiving money and other benefits from foreign governments.

This is the speed bump, a warning in May 2017 that will slow him down. This lays the groundwork for impeachment by the following year.

Numerical Significance of Circus Closing and Trump’s Birthday: The Beginning of the End

Not only is the circus closing in May and he is a circus ringmaster, there are more endings represented in the following number sequences.

• Circus closes after 146 years
• Trump’s birthday is 6 14 1946
• See the 146 pattern reflected in his birthday

The numerical sequence looks like this 6 1 4 1 9 4 6

The 1-4-6 pattern is repeated twice: 6 1 4 1 4 6. This suggests a metaphoric death, possibly two sequential deaths: the ending of his role as president and the ending of some of his business ventures. The number eleven total (1 + 4 + 6 = 11) indicates sudden, unexpected events: shocking news.

In numerology, our birthday is our personal New Moon, and six months following is our personal Full Moon, an energetic peak.

December 14, 2017 is Trump’s personal Full Moon for the year.

Since his personal New Moon on June 14th is marked by finality, his personal Full Moon on December 14th indicates that an end is near.

He will face the final curtain December 2017: Removal from office.

The beginning of a presidential term usually marks a grand beginning. For President Trump, this is the beginning of the end.

President Trump: Lessons from the Petty Tyrant

“Petty tyrant” is a term popularized by Carlos Castaneda. A petty tyrant imposes his will on others, abuses his power, and pushes our triggers. He is pure ego demonstrating self-importance.

He is like any other petty tyrant of history. A slave to his own whims. A master of nothing but selfishness. He is the Society—a monster dripping in decadence, yet seeing none of his own hypocrisy. He views all this wealth, all this power, as his right. He is deluded. ~ Pierce Brown, Red Rising

By walking us into a web of illusion, he strips us of our illusions. He functions as a mirror to prompt our awareness. He unveils our shadow.

Trump’s outrageous behavior points to the following extreme imbalances in our government:

1. Government can no longer be its own reality show catering to the wealthy and its showmen. It’s not a stage to pedal self-serving interests, it’s for serving the people and the environment.

2. Corporate interests rank more important than the needs of people. The People are the first priority. Civil rights must be embraced and protected, including those of Mother Earth.

3. Propaganda – self-serving lies – is in danger of becoming the standard for communication. Our adherence to truth as a virtue must be reinstated.

The petty tyrant demands that we engage in fierce self-examination. He taunts us until we experience a perceptual shift. Authenticity, honesty, and directness all in service of others are the hallmarks of a real democracy.