I've been thinking for some time that Donald Trump reminds me of a strange 'blast from the past' and then it came to me the other day, that Trump's an absolute dead ringer or doppelgänger for that fat old fraudster Robert Maxwell.
Now Robert Maxwelll was a flamboyant and very wealthy businessman who turned into a 'progressive' politician just like Trump, although Maxwell was a rags to riches story as opposed to being born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Maxwell's business empire was built around his publishing and media interests, in particular his ownership of The Mirror group of newspapers which he used to throw his weight around inside the Labour Party.
Like Trump, Maxwell was notoriously litigious and had no qualms about employing family members in plumb roles, only to defend the indefensible in court via high ci]osy litigation lawyers,
Maxwell was also very thin-skinned and responded to people poking fun at him very badly, pursuing several libel actions against Private Eye, via cost litigation lawyers.
I suspect his head would have exploded had he been impersonated by the equivalent of Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live who have Donald Trump down to a tee.
Like most vainglorious bullies Maxwell's was not an admirable death - his naked body was fished out of the Atlantic Ocean in 1991 after he fell off of his luxury yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, following a suspected heart attack.
As they say, pride comes before a fall and that was true, quite literally, in Robert Maxwell's case.
America's Next President (10/01/17)
The next President of the United States is an overbearing, thin-skinned bully who loves to 'dish it out', but who squawks at the first hint of personal criticism.
Donald Trump mocked a disabled journalist with the comment "Oh you gotta see this guy" before launching into an impression of Serge Kovaleski.
Meryl Streep calls him out over his behaviour and he responds by dissing her career as one of Holywoods biggest stars for movies such as 'Sophie's Choice' and 'The Bridges of Madison County'.
Seeing is Believing (09/01/17)
Meryl Streep tore into Donald Trump during her speech at at the Golden Globes Awards last night for mocking a disabled reporter from the The New York Times, Serge Kovaleski.
Trump's acolytes responded quickly on social media by saying that the President-elect was not making fun of someone's disability, but have a look at the following YouTube video and decide for yourself.
And here is Meryl Streep's take on the whole affair.
Trump as Foghorn (09/12/15)
Politics is a funny old business.
Just the other day I heard chap on the TV, a Stop the War (STW) supporter I believe, arguing that 'we' should sit down and talk to the head-choppers from the Islamic State (IS) who murder innocent people for fun and have no qualms about forcing women and young girls into sexual slavery.
A short time later Donald Trump makes the most outrageous and inflammatory remarks he can think of regarding Muslims entering America and the knee-jerk reaction from some is to call for an immediate ban on the businessman turned politician from visiting to the UK.
Now if you ask me this is the perfect opportunity to make Trump eat his words by inviting him to explain and debate his views with some of our own politicians such as Sajiv David, the UK Government's business secretary, who comes from a Muslim family and whose father was a bus driver.
My view is that Trump is a terrible bully and blowhard, the Republican Party's answer to the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn from the aptly named Looney Tunes stable - and that UK politicians from the mainstream political parties would make complete mincemeat of him.
So, far from banning him or censoring what he has to say I'd invite Trump over on the next available plane.
Because another advantage Sajiv David would have is that his head is shaved completely bald whereas Donald Trump sports a ridiculous hairpiece, spookily like the crazy rooster, Foghorn Leghorn.