… née Aaliyah Jinnah according to my sources (see post directly below this one), are so fervent about Donald Trump and so vicious about his opponents. For her, what matters most is establishing the kingdom of Christ on earth (“[T]he only Rights that exist come from God and are therefore dependent on consistency with God’s law.”), and she has identified Trump as embodying all the virtues and statecraft that will get us there.
Trump’s closest associate for many years, Michael Cohen, has, in his forthcoming book, set out Ellis’s idol’s character more knowledgeably, thoroughly, and explicitly than anyone else has been able to – since he alone had such special access to Trump over so long a time – and the word “Christlike” absolutely jumps to mind as one reads Cohen’s appraisal.
I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man… I stiffed contractors on his behalf, ripped off his business partners, lied to his wife Melania to hide his sexual infidelities, and bullied and screamed at anyone who threatened Trump’s path to power… From golden showers in a sex club in Vegas, to tax fraud, to deals with corrupt officials from the former Soviet Union, to catch and kill conspiracies to silence Trump’s clandestine lovers, I wasn’t just a witness to the president’s rise—I was an active and eager participant…
Cohen is “convinced that Trump knows he will follow [Cohen] to prison, calling it ‘the inevitable cold Karma to the notorious chants of “Lock Her Up!”‘ In fact, he says, he believes Trump wants to avoid jail by becoming leader for life.”
Okay, so we clearly have a problem here. As we all knew well before Cohen spilled the beans, Trump is the anti-Christ. It is not in fact easy to explain why fanatics of the faith (this woman makes Cathophatist A. Vermeule look mild) like Ellis (if that’s her name) follow him.
I think maybe she does it because it sexually excites her. Pious flagellants sexually excited themselves. Libertine popes sexually excited themselves and others.
Saint Teresa of Avila didn’t, uh, beat around the bush about it.
So I put forth the following suggestion: Trump is to Ellis as the holy spirit was to Teresa.
After all, this is a woman who spent her mornings, if you will, with Jerry Falwell Jr (she’s a Liberty University person who never said a peep about that school’s long-notorious president) and her afternoons with Donald Trump. She has surrounded herself with real bad boys – I mean, real, real, bad boys – even as she thinks she’s being consistent with God’s law.
But you don’t have to spiritualize it. Easier, perhaps, to recall Sylvia Plath.