Elijah and I were watching the President’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly when suddenly Elijah sat bolt upright.
Grandpa, did he really say that?
Say what, Elijah? He’s said a lot of things.
Did he just call Kim Jung Un “Rocket Man”?
Yes, he did, Elijah.
That’s not right! You told me never to call people names. Then he said he would destroy his country! He sounds like a bully. You taught me bullying’s bad, right Grandpa?
Right. Bullying is bad. It’s always bad. The president just embarrassed every American.
And then he insulted all our allies whose countries are socialist. All our European allies are socialist, right Grandpa? Israel’s socialist, right Grandpa?
That’s right, Elijah. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He still believes in the Boogeyman.
Well, I think he’s acting like the Boogeyman. Don’t ever leave me in the same room with the president, Grandpa. He’s mean. He’s scary!
Don’t worry, Elijah, President Trump will never take care of you. Mom will. Grandma and I will. Your baby sitter will. And the world leaders will babysit Mr. Trump.
- Grandpa Gordon, Chaska, MN, September 21, 2017.