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I have a thing for alphabet books. I have a fair-sized collection that ranges from a James Rice’s Cajun Alphabet to an A to Z compendium illustrated by the artist David Hockney. I’ve even written a couple myself, including a pun-happy armadillo alphabet titled Farmadillo and his Friends.

My latest ABCs, which I couldn’t help composing given what I’ve seen on TV newscasts and in the papers over the past three years, describe of a certain spray-tanned elected official we all know and either love or loathe.

The adjectives that I chose are decidedly unflattering but, I would contend, perfectly accurate. If anyone would care counter my choices with 26 positive words, by all means share in the feedback section.

Without further ado, here’s The ABCs of DJT:

Avaricious

Bullying

Crude

Deceitful

Egregious

Fraudulent

Gaudy

Humorless

Intemperate

Jealous

Kleptocratic

Loutish

Megalomaniacal

Narcissistic

Odious

Petty

Quarrelsome

Racist

Sleazy

Toadish

Unethical

Vindictive

Wacko

Xenophobic

Yucky

Zoophagous

Mississippi native, award-winning veteran of The Orlando Sentinel, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Newsday, stand-up storyteller, lives in Athens, Ga.

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