Parallels between Donald Trump & Calvin

I have just realized that POTUS Donald Trump and Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes have a lot in common:

  • Both have a mental age of about 6.
  • Reckless
  • Heedless of consequences.
  • Both cheat — and cheat badly. (In one strip Calvin is fed the wrong answers from another student, and doesn’t notice)
  • Both seem to think that all games (politics) turn into Calvinball — noted for not having any predictable rules.
  • Calvin believes anything his dad tells him. Trump believes anything he sees on TV.
  • Both have a rich fantasy life, filled with alternative facts, and visions of violence and destruction on people who thwart them.

There are some differences:

  • Calvin has a much better vocabulary, and tends to speak in complete sentences.
  • Calvin doesn’t hold a grudge.