|Barron Trump and his controversial president dad:|
a scenario predicted by 19th c. author Ingersoll Lockwood?
I call this weird: a book written in 1896 written about a character named Baron Trump who lives in Castle Trump in New York City? And another novel called The Last President about a New York outsider elected as president who is controversial?
This was so weird, I thought at first it had to be a hoax so I went searching and found details about the author, Ingersoll Lockwood who was a lawyer and a religious Catholic. He wrote a number of works including several novels for youngsters, one on St. Paul and one on St. Anthony. He appeared to be very eclectic in his interests because he also wrote a play on George Washington and Revolutionary War as well as a book for lawyers.
The Last President originally published in 1896 was a satire on socialism. It's available on Kindle for $.99 so I'm ordering it -- only 70 pages.
I wonder whether Trump read these books as a boy and they influenced his naming his son Barron, even subliminally. Unlikely, I think. He's only a few years older than I am, and Lockwood wasn't even on the radar screen when I was a girl. Even if Trump did read the books, this is still pretty weird!
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