Cpt. Picard responds to Trump’s negative comments

A defiant Trump still indicated that Picard had done nothing for Starfleet and condemed the intergalactic press core.

 Captain Jean-Luc Picard in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise, which is the Federation’s flagship, responded to the Republican nominee for Terran President, Donald Trump, after the nominee said some very harsh words about the renowned and respected Federation officer to the Galactic Enquirer. As was recently reported, Trump claimed Picard was, “not a war hero” for having been captured, suggesting that Picard was in fact utilized against the Federation by both the Borg and the Cardassian Empire respectfully.

Trump again pointed out and reminded his supporters at a campaign rally held for his many Ferengi supporters on their home world Ferenginar, that the much respected Federation line officer, was coincidentally captured by the Borg and assimilated, before being transformed into Locutus and leading a Borg incursion against the Federation at the Battle of Wolf 359Trump also pointed out that Picard was yet again captured and held as a prisoner of the Cardassians, saying, “We don’t even know what information he gave them or whether or not there really were five lights!”

When asked by the Galactic Enquirer for a comment regarding Trump’s assertions and campaign rhetoric and whether he thought the nominee owed him an apology, Captain Picard looked up from his earl grey tea with a smile and humbly said, “Trump does not owe me an apology. But I do feel that the Republican nominee should in fact offer an apology to all former Federation prisoners because his remarks serve to denigrate their service and sacrifices in the face of everything the Federation and their personal beliefs stand for.”

Sitting in the captain’s ready room on board the Enterprise’s the commanding officer meekly went on to say, “I think he may also owe an apology to the families of those who have been sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving not only the Federation, but also their individual home planets.” As he referred to Trump’s recent derogatory words against Picard’s military service, which Trump had been quoted as saying, “He’s not a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” In that same speech, Trump also went on to say, “I like winners, not Starfleet captains that were captured. They’re losers!”

Picard then placed his tea on his desk in front of him, pulled down on his tunic and straightened his posture before continuing on to say in a very dignified manner, “The great honor of my life has been to serve in the company of many Federation heroes.”

Picard went a step further and said, “Actually, I would agree with Mr. Trump to a certain degree in that I am not in fact a hero.” Then leaning forward and looking this reporter directly in the eyes continued to say, “But those who were my senior ranking officers along with my crew, and those that inspired us to do things we otherwise would not have been capable of doing . . .” with Picard pausing momentarily as he looked out of the port window in his ready room across the expanse of space, taking in a long and measured breath before looking back and continuing to say, “Those are the people that I think Mr. Trump owes an apology to.”

When pressed to address Trump’s many derogatory comments against other alien races, women, the GLBTQ community and disabled persons along with his ongoing negative campaign rhetoric and seemingly dangerous demagoguery, Picard simply took the high road with respect to his answer. The Federation officer and citizen refused to attack Trump for avoiding service in the Cardassian War through a series of deferments used most often by the narcissistic and self proclaimed elites, which are typically outside of mainstream Federation ideals and its diverse perspectives.

When asked for comment on the subject, other Intergalactic heads of state on all sides of the political spectrum, including Representative Klaatu, Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan, the Federation’s Arrakis Ambassador Duke Atreides, along with the much revered Toruk Makto of Pandora Jake Sully, and even the Klingon High Chancellor Gowron, had nothing but contemptuous remarks for Trump following his comments against Captain Picard.

Incidentally, all of these galactic leaders also went so far as to openly question Trump’s fitness to be commander-in-chief of Terra, while unanimously signing the ‘Trek Against Trump’ movement recently begun on the Terran home world.

In light of the intergalactic outcry following Trump’s undisciplined remarks, the Republican nominee waved into “Galaxy Today” so as to clarify his remarks, still however refusing to back down or bring himself to apologize saying, “I’m not a fan of Jean-Luc Picard,” said Trump over subspace. “He’s done a horrible job for Starfleet. He’s been a disaster and is the worst Starfleet Captain we’ve ever seen. Worse even than Garth of Izar, believe me!”

Continuing to speak as if jumping from one topic to another Trump was also quoted as saying, You know, people ask me all the time. No, really, they do. They ask me, ‘What do you think about Captain Picard? I’ll tell you what I think. I think we’re gonna take out the Borg and build a wall around the Neutral Zone. A space wall. We’re going to keep out the Klingons too! Their all criminals. A wall that reminds me of the walls from those big convention centers on Earth. Have you ever been to Earth convention centers? Their beautiful and so elegant. And you can buy great stuff there too. I think I’m either going to buy one or build one on Alpha Centuri. The most beautiful convention center you’ve ever seen. Believe me! And we’re going to bring jobs along with that great space convention center as well. Great paying jobs and I know how to create jobs. Believe me! And forget about trade with other systems. We’re going to have phenomenal trade deals. We’re going to be number one again!”

Pausing momentarily Trump then took a breath while making an irritating kind of snorting sound before continuing, “I said it at one of the news conferences. I forget which one, but I absolutely said it. I said, ‘He (referring to Picard) is a war hero.’ I said that, but they never want to play it.” With Trump continuing on to say,  “the intergalactic news media are all against me and if I lose this election it will be because of them, I’m telling you. And the Galactic Enquirer, they’re really good at distorting my words. Boy are they biased and really against me, they’re the worst of the bunch. But I did say it and nobody believes that about Picard more than me, believe me!”


Tye Bourdony is the co-owner of scifipulse.net as well as the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is also a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, deep space traveler, and the lead interstellar reporter for the Galactic Enquirer. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Family Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and at www.thelightersideofscifi.com or send your thoughts and story/article ideas to [email protected]
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