Originally posted by @duchess64 to KazetNagorra
New lyrics added to the song 'America' from the musical 'West Side Story', eh?
Where could Donald Trump be situated *if he had to be* a character in 'West Side Story'?
I cannot imagine him as a member of the Jets (working-class whites) or Sharks (Puerto Rican immigrants).
If Donald Trump were a high school student *still in* New York City (as opposed to the
New York Military Academy, a private boarding school outside the city), then he presumably
would have attended a posh (all-white) private school (with deeply sexist attitudes).
So how could Donald Trump have come into contact with any of the other characters?
Perhaps his family employed some Puerto Rican immigrants as domestic workers (maids),
who happen to be related to Maria (the heroine). Full of his sense of youthful rich white
male entitlement, Donald Trump makes advances to Maria, and when she refuses him,
he rapes her. He threatens to use his family's influence to have her family deported if
she goes to the police, which she is disinclined to do anyway. (A poor Latina girl would
have had about no chance against a rich white boy at a rape trial in the 1950s.)
Maria attempts to conceal what has happened to her, but Bernardo (her brother) discovers it,
and with Anita's help, the identity of Maria's rapist. Burning with rage, Bernardo leads the
Sharks in an impulsive ill-fated attempt at revenge against the well-guarded Donald Trump,
which results in Bernardo being killed and the other Sharks being arrested and jailed.
Maria is heartbroken. In her distress, she pours her heart out to Tony, her white boyfriend.
Tony resolves to succeed where Bernardo had failed. Donald Trump and his family don't
anticipate that any young white man could love Maria and yearn to see her rapist punished.
Without arousing suspicion, Tony can get closer than Bernardo could to Donald Trump.
So the musical closes with a dramatic confrontation between Tony and Donald Trump.
Will Tony kill Donald Trump? Will Maria be able to reach Tony in time to prevent him
from killing Donald Trump and then be killed himself or arrested and charged with murder?
Will Maria and Tony find a place of peace for themselves Somewhere, while Donald Trump's
free to continue his career path of sexually assaulting women and being rich and powerful?