I admire rats. This has really helped me understand Donald Trump.

On rodents and greed in the age of Trump

Donald Trump's greed is much like Templeton's in Charlotte's Web.
(Image credit: Photo illustration | Images courtesy Sara D. Davis/Getty Images, Screenshot/Charlotte's Web)

I have always identified with rats.

When I saw Charlotte's Web for the first time as a kindergartner, I felt an immediate affinity with Templeton, the barnyard rat who helped mastermind Charlotte and Wilbur's plan so he could gorge on garbage at the fair. "A fair is a veritable schmorgasbord-orgasbord-orbasbord… Oh, what a ratly feast!" Paul Lynde sang.

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