This week was the much-celebrated 1 year anniversary of when Donald Trump descended from his hotel escalator and made his announcement that he would be throwing his toupee in the ring for the presidency.

Do you remember where you were? Do you remember how you laughed the first time you heard that Trump, “seriously the guy with the reality show” Trump, was going to try to be president.

We wish we could go back in time and warn those naive versions of ourselves that Trump was to be much more than a quick political joke – he has morphed into a dangerous demagogue whose followers have found a messiah in a man who is neither nothing like themselves, nor does he care one bit for them.

So to balm your wounds on this remembrance week, watch Real Time with Bill Maher as he once again tears Trump (metaphorically) limb from limb.

“It’s been a year since Donald Trump descended on an escalator to announce he’s running for president. And since then he’s just kept on descending.”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at