Donald Trump and the Rabbit in the Hat
“In its simplest form, the trick works by placing the hat on a specially made table or chest. Both the hat and the surface it is placed on will have a hidden opening in them, through which an object stored in a compartment in the table or chest can be pulled. Alternatively, the performer can produce an item hidden in their sleeve using sleight of hand and misdirection. This eliminates the need to place the hat on a surface, and also allows the performer to give the hat to an audience member for inspection.
“This trick is also traditionally performed for children, since it is a basic trick with basic props.” (Wikipedia)
For our purposes, Donald Trump is the magician, the Rabbit is America’s distrust of politicians and the Hat is their need to see the Rabbit. Yes, the trick is traditionally performed for children, but we are all children in our collective need to see the Rabbit.
Please show us the Rabbit, Donald. We need plain talk, comforting and the assurance that someone sees the world …