I am reading Erik Larson’s book “The Splendid and the Vile.” It’s a great read about Winston Churchill and his defiance during The Blitz. Erik Larson is primarily a writer of non-fiction who does his own research and says that anything that appears in quotes comes from a historical document.

Of course, Mr. Larson’s book deals extensively with Hermann Göring, the Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe, who bombed London in The Blitz. Hitler appointed Göring to this position after Göring established the Gestapo.

In reading this book, I was fascinated with the personality traits that Donald Trump shares with Hermann Göring. Larson describes Göring as large, buoyant, ruthless, cruel … using his corrupt personality to become Hitler’s No. 2 man [more].