Trump the Swamp

Card Deck

First Printing: August 1, 2017 - Email siddhiac@gmail.com if you want one of the few decks left!

For This Special Time...

A standard 54 card deck with photos and info on Trump's cabinet picks and other government officials

We make this deck of playing cards for two reasons: to inform people and therefore hopefully help them make better choices in the future, and bring some lightness and humor into this time, with it's often very serious atmosphere.

We are living in a special time in the United States. We have put a president (POTUS) in the White House with no experience or even much interest in government. He got to the position by ridiculing and and insulting all his opponents and promising the world.

Our Federal Government is in a crisis mode.

Robert Reich former Secretary of Labor has written:

“America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge. Instead, we have as president an unhinged narcissistic child who tweets absurd lies and holds rallies to prop up his fragile ego, whose conflicts of financial interest are ubiquitous, and whose presidency is under a “gray cloud” of suspicion (according to the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee) for colluding with Russian agents to obtain office in the 2016 election.” - Common Dreams, March 22, 2017

We are both concerned about the damage that this POTUS is doing to our country. In fact we are worried that our country is moving toward a totalitarian state. We are therefore dedicated to doing our part to resist this trend. Our Trump Cards are part of this effort.

Fun

It can be a standard deck of cards

This deck of cards illustrates the people who are now in charge of your Federal government in the administration of Donald Trump. It is intended to be both practical and educational. On the practical side the deck is a standard 52 card deck with two jokers. You can use them for your bridge club or your weekly poker game.

Informative

And the stuff you can learn...

On the educational side each card gives a few facts about the person in the stated position. You may notice a pattern to what people are featured in each suit.

  • The Hearts in the deck are all members of the Congress, the legislative branch of the Federal government or ancillary organizations set up to provide support for the Congress.
  • The Clubs in the deck are all members of the military/security apparatus of the country and all of them are appointed by the POTUS (with the advice and consent of the Senate).
  • The Diamonds represent the executive branch of the Federal government. They include the POTUS who is elected by the people and eleven members of his cabinet that he appoints with the advice and consent of the Senate.
  • The Spades represent the “shadow government” men and women who have exceptional influence on the POTUS and the rest of the federal government but are not directly accountable to the people of the country. All of the spades in the deck are appointed by the POTUS but only three of them require Senate confirmation.
  • The two Jokers represent the nine members of the Supreme Court, the judicial branch of the Federal government. They are appointed by the POTUS for life terms with Senate confirmation.