A metaphor is a phrase that means one thing but is used to describe a situation that may be similar. Examples would be “a Trojan horse,” “priming the pump,” “moving the goal posts,” etc. Donald Trump’s phrase, “drain the swamp,” has now expanded to “it’s a sewer, a cesspool.” Three phrases that apply to Trump would be: “a bull in a china shop,” “the fox guarding the chicken coop,” and “Donald Quixote attacking windmills, followed by his faithful servant Sancho Panza/Mike Pence.”
Cervantes wrote the Don Quixote story over 400 years ago about a delusionally insane old man who roamed the Spanish countryside always getting in trouble. I think Trump is more like Don Quixote every day. His metaphorical barge is now planted in that cesspool and he has invited dozens of crooks to come and take a swim. One example is that mysterious eighth man at the meeting last year where the Russians showed up promising dirt on Clinton. Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze was/ is the fixer who allegedly funneled many millions of dollars of Russian money into Trump’s properties using hundreds of shell companies and shell bank accounts. Why was he there? Mueller wants to know.
Sen. John McCain puts it well: “Every time we turn around, another shoe drops from this centipede.” FRANK NEWMAN Huntington