Trump Family Album

Closing Thought–23Jul19

Donald J. Trump, His Most Beloved and Respected Leader, has spent most of this time on one immigration issue after another…the Wall, the raids, the cages, etc etc…..

But did you know that Trump’s grandfather, Friedrich, had once BEG the prince of Bavaria to not be deported?

The year is 1905 and Trump had returned to Bavaria from New York and wanted to stay…..

Here is Friedrich Trump’s letter in full, translated from German by Austen Hinkley: 

Most Serene, Most Powerful Prince Regent! Most Gracious Regent and Lord!

I was born in Kallstadt on March 14, 1869. My parents were honest, plain, pious vineyard workers. They strictly held me to everything good — to diligence and piety, to regular attendance in school and church, to absolute obedience toward the high authority.

After my confirmation, in 1882, I apprenticed to become a barber. I emigrated in 1885, in my sixteenth year. In America I carried on my business with diligence, discretion, and prudence. God’s blessing was with me, and I became rich. I obtained American citizenship in 1892. In 1902 I met my current wife. Sadly, she could not tolerate the climate in New York, and I went with my dear family back to Kallstadt.

The town was glad to have received a capable and productive citizen. My old mother was happy to see her son, her dear daughter-in-law, and her granddaughter around her; she knows now that I will take care of her in her old age.

But we were confronted all at once, as if by a lightning strike from fair skies, with the news that the High Royal State Ministry had decided that we must leave our residence in the Kingdom of Bavaria. We were paralyzed with fright; our happy family life was tarnished. My wife has been overcome by anxiety, and my lovely child has become sick.

Why should we be deported? This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree — not to mention the great material losses it would incur. I would like to become a Bavarian citizen again.

In this urgent situation I have no other recourse than to turn to our adored, noble, wise, and just sovereign lord, our exalted ruler His Royal Highness, highest of all, who has already dried so many tears, who has ruled so beneficially and justly and wisely and softly and is warmly and deeply loved, with the most humble request that the highest of all will himself in mercy deign to allow the applicant to stay in the most gracious Kingdom of Bavaria.

Your most humble and obedient,

Friedrich Trump

Just thinking out loud.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

20 thoughts on “Trump Family Album

  1. He was lucky that America had these words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.
    ‘Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.’
    Maybe he should try to remember that?
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. We take in 1.2 million legal immigrants a year. That is very generous and certainly not an anti immigrant policy. Without any border/immigration control 80% of the planet would be at the US doorstep. What happens to the nation then ?

      1. For sure, yes – it’s one of the trifecta of mass population movers: poverty, persecution, catastrophes. And as the US ain’t exactly known for its stellar social security, we can be sure that far most people arriving at the shores are coming here, because they want to work.
        Keeping them out of work and marginalising them in society – which is exactly what ICE is doing – is a surefire recipe for social trouble – crimes, violence, etc.
        Trump is – as usual – going at this completely ass-backwards. Unless, of course… the idea is to foment as much trouble and unrest as possible. Which makes eminent sense – politically speaking – as that will be a brilliant means of mobilising his base…
        I am seriously in doubt that Trump is an idiat

      2. sorry for the typo…
        Meant to write: many people regard Trump as an idiot. I doubt that is the case – either him or someone “playing him” (if any) shows all the signs of being dangerously clever.

  3. They deported him because they believed he had left Germany to avoid being drafted and serving in whatever war they were having at the time.
    Trumps have been anti-war for generations.

  4. I agree chuq. I wasn’t in favor of the Vietnam war but I understood my responsibility as a citizen was to serve in the military, which I did for three years at the same time Donald J. Trump was avoiding STDs as his contribution to the cause.

      1. I do, too. I didn’t vote for him the first time specifically because I felt he dodged the draft and was a horn dog. Hillary, on 60 minutes said: You know, I’m not sitting here like some little woman standing by my man, like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he’s been through and what we’ve been through together. And you know, if that’s not enough for people, then heck, don’t vote for him. I took her at her word. Even knowing his proclivites, I voted for him the second time and we were rewarded with his blow job s in the Oval Office. Geez! If ztrump hadn’t been running against Clinton, I might not have voted for her because Bill came along as potential First Husband,

      2. I had watched Trump for decades and he was always a screaming fool…Clinton….she had nothing but BS and hands in the pockets of corporations….chuq

      3. I never watched “The Apprentice”, though I saw a promotional or two or read something about it because I was sort of aware of it and the premise. I don’t care for that sort of management style, so wasn’t attracted to the program. (Of course, it was fantasy management, not his true style, which is a disaster.) As for Hillary Clinton, she had the background but , well, you said it. My cry during that election was “320,000,000 Americans and these two are the best we can do???” I still can’t believe it.

      4. I agree with your thoughts….did you know that in 2016 there was a Bush or Clinton on the ballot for damn near 50 years? We do not need dynasties here in the US. chuq

      5. I agree. I regard it as anti-American. I do remember Barbara Bush saying she didn’t think there should be another Bush running, thoughthe ignored Mom, eh? As for Clintons, I’d prefer never to see another one ever running for office. (Hear that, Chelsey?)

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