Donald trumps Donald Drumpf, why?
Donald Trump declared he would run for president eight months ago, a number of have tried to take him down.
According to journalist Gwenda Blair,Three Generations That Built An Empire” Trump’s family name was actually changed at one point from the significantly less impressive-sounding last name “Drumpf.”
Trump has placed his name front and center. Thanks to his July financial disclosure, we can tally the results of that effort. According to Oliver, Donald Trump is America’s back mole. It may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it’s gotten frighteningly bigger, it’s gotten hard to ignore it. Oliver told the audience that the show had filed paperwork to trademark the name “Drumpf” and purchased the domain DonaldJDrumpf.com.
Trump learned his lesson: “I realized then and there something I would never forget,” he told The New York Times in 1980 regarding the incident. Trump is a wonderful word, a marvelous name, she wrote. “A name Dickens would surely have given to a prominent character if only he had thought of it, ‘Trump’ evokes trump card, trump hand, trump suit — all terms associated with winning. Whether Donald Trump could have had the same success with any other name is an intriguing question.
The very fact that he’s so sensitive about [his fingers] is absolutely hilarious, as is the fact that those notes were apparently written in Gold Sharpie, which is so quintessentially Donald Trump: something that gives the passing appearance of wealth, but is really just a cheap tool,” joked Oliver.
The name Trump carries a range of strong associations, veering on being an aptonym — a name whose definition is uniquely appropriate for someone’s profession, like urologist Dr. Richard Chopp or the late Filipino Cardinal Sin. As Alter points out, the word “implies victory and dominance.” The “trump card” in bridge and other card games is a card of a suit that temporarily ranks above any other and is derived from “triumph,” a name for an early card game.
Trump also not only received “a multi-million dollar inheritance from his father, but he’s also lost a huge amount,” claimed Oliver, before throwing to a clip of his daughter, Ivanka Trump, from the documentary Born Rich.