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Garrison Keillor: Trump Could Apprentice as Iowa's Governor

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Garrison Keiller uses Washington Post column as velvet Donald Trump cudgel. (Wikimedia Commons)

By    |   Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 03:48 PM

Garrison Keillor says let your Donald Trump woes be gone, suggesting in The Washington Post that the soon-to-be-ex-presidential candidate could keep his legacy alive and learn something at the same time by apprenticing as the next governor of Iowa.

In his latest suave diatribe against Trump, the liberal-leaning retired host of Minnesota Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" said he was worried about what would become of Trump's supporters after he loses the Nov. 8 election to Hillary Clinton.

"If the big lummox absconds to the fairway and the marble halls and crystal chandeliers, who is going to speak for (his supporters) and say our leaders are stupid, the system is rigged, crime is rampant, thousands of Arabs are streaming into the country, nobody checking their IDs, and America is on the brink of ruination?" asked Keillor.

"Mr. Trump is well-liked in Iowa," the now-syndicated columnist wrote. "Des Moines would be a good place for him to show off his governing skills. He could deport the migrant workers who are employed in the slaughterhouses and he could get Iowa teenagers to take their place, bonking hogs in the forehead and cutting their throats and gutting and skinning them."

" . . . The New York Times would leave him alone — they don't want to go to Iowa, the sushi is not great, the bars don’t stock the hot new vodkas — and slowly his reputation would recover."

Keillor also took some time to poke fun at iconic musician Bob Dylan and his apparent indifference to recently winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Bob is embarrassed by the prize," Keillor wrote. "He's from Minnesota, he has a conscience. He has written a few good love songs and some memorable phrases and the Swedes have embraced him as if he were Homer, which he is not."

Keillor's WaPo column was the latest in a string of jabs at Trump. In an Oct. 18 piece published by the Post, Keillor suggested the billionaire businessman "pick up his traps and move to Nebraska" where there are "wonderful, warmhearted people there who love and admire him."

In August, Keillor attributed Trump's nomination to "The Fascination of the Unthinkable: When the rational fails to satisfy, then why not the counterintuitive?"

In September, he wrote that the "biggest con job since the Trojan horse is taking place in our midst."

Twitter users shared mixed reactions to the idea of Trump as governor of Iowa.

Keillor signed off as host of "A Prairie Home Companion" in July after performing for 42 years, according to Biography.com. The humorous weekly radio program featured celebrity guests, skits, songs, fake commercials, and stories about a fictional Minnesota town called Lake Wobegon.

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