I kinda think valid comparisons can be drawn between Dennis Bank$ and Donald Trump – they’re both long winded while playing fast and loose with the facts.
Both think they’ve got a unique Creator given intelligence if not genius and are masters at the art of the deal and manipulation.
Matching egos and sense of entitlement – Trump has four bankruptcies to his credit while Banks and the AIM leadership did their best to spiritually and culturally bankrupt the nations.
Trumps got the “hair” as some sort of signature trademark and Bank$ has the hat.
They both profess to love women and have a boundless respect for them, a claim that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny – Trump cheats on and dumps his wife for another woman, Bank$ claims an “elk medicine” that transcends such trivialities as spousal or relationship integrity leaving pregnant women in his wake and thinks nothing of participating in the order to murder Annie Mae Pictou Aquash.
Another attribute they share is evasion, ask a hard question and they’ll drone on about anything and everything that isn’t germaine to the question.
Trump likes on occasion to inform people he knows “tough guys”, Bank$ would have you believe he is a tough guy – an Ojibwe Warrior.
Trump also likes to let you know he’s licensed to “carry” – Bank$ never felt the need for such things as a license but made a few bucks off literary works extolling the fact that when it came to “his people” and his fight to “liberate” them he could be just as armed and dangerous as the next guy – that he could as his bud Russell Means stated “make people disappear”.
There’s more than a few graves of “his people” who could attest to that if they were able to.
That isn’t to say Bank$ actually pulled the trigger though, that’s where the art of the deal and manipulation come into play.
Bank$ is a few years older than Trump, if it wasn’t for that I’d suspect they were twins separated at birth.