Jedi Mind Trick

Lynette Dufton
2 min readSep 26, 2022

Has Donald Trump mastered the Jedi Mind Trick?

Heavily-armed Storm Troopers stopped Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, C3P0 and R2D2 in the first Star Wars movie. They were on the lookout for two ‘droids, an old man, and a boy, and here they were. The entire Star Wars franchise could have disappeared in the flash of a Storm Trooper’s ray gun.

Obi-Wan fixed his steely gaze on the Storm Troopers. “These are not the ‘droids you seek,” he intoned. The Storm Trooper mechanically replied, “These are not the ‘droids we seek” and walked away. The Jedi Mind Trick came through again.

The FBI caught Donald Trump red-handed with a trove of classified documents. His entire 2024 presidential campaign could have disappeared in a flurry of lawsuits.

Donald Trump fixed his steely gaze on the Fox News audience this week, “Those documents were no longer classified. I can de-classify them just by thinking about it!” Sean Hannity mechanically replied, “Those documents were not classified” and walked away. The Jedi Mind Trick came through again.

Years ago, mentalist Uri Geller gained fame by bending spoons simply with the “power of his mind”. Can we now expect Donnie to use his remarkable mental powers to contort an entire place setting? Stay tuned.

But seriously folks…

Donnie has been a top story in the news every day since the Mar-a-Lago Raid in August. A political axiom states, “There is no such thing as bad publicity.” “Poor Donnie is the victim of a Witch Hunt again. The guy can’t catch a break.”

That works until the story goes from tragedy to farce. When our hero goes from being “beset on all sides” Hamlet to being a pseudo Obi-Wan Kenobi, even the most avid Trumpies must have a problem swallowing what Donnie is spewing.

I will keep our dinnerware out of Donnie’s sight just to be safe though.

By Ed Dufton



Lynette Dufton

These posts are written by my father, Ed Dufton, who has an incredible knack of condensing the day’s news into a witty and insightful commentary on society.