Durante degli Alighieri, called Dante (1265-1321) was a major Italian poet. The Divine Comedy is considered his finest work and a masterpiece. The Divine Comedy consists of three separate parts; Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso.
The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through hell, guided by Virgil. Hell is represented as nine concentric circles of suffering located within the Earth culminating at the centre of earth, where Satan is held. The nine circles are: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery.
Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television personality, politician and the 45th President of the United States.
Donald Trump has a net worth of c$4.5 billion and is well known for being the host of The Apprentice.
In June 2015 Donald trump announced his candidacy for the 2016 election. His campaign received an unprecedented amount of media coverage and international attention. Many of the statements that Donald trump made during the campaign (through a variety of different medias) were either controversial or false.
The diagram below shows the alignment of some of Donald Trump’s most controversial and false statements to the nine circles of hell, as defined by Dante’s Inferno.
“Virtually 100%” of mosques are radical.”
“Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the 3 demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.”
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.”
Circle 2 – Lust
“Do you like girls that are 5-foot-1? They come up to you know where.”
“I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”
“I love Neil Young, and he loves me! We have a great relationship.”
“All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me.”
Circle 3 – Gluttony
“I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.”
“When I come home and dinner’s not ready, I go through the roof.”
Circle 4 – Greed
“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?”
“The point is, you can never be too greedy.”
“My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy.”
Circle 5 – Anger
“I would bring back waterboarding. And I would bring back a hell of a lot worse that waterboarding.”
“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country.”
Circle 6 – Heresy
“I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created.”
“Total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”
Circle 7 – Violence
“Well, someone’s doing the raping.”
“Women, you have to treat ‘em like shit.”
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her… whatever.”
Circle 8 – Fraud
“You may get AIDS by kissing.”
”Any negative polls are fake news.”
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud.”
Circle 9 – Treachery
“It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”
“I don’t want to use the word ‘screwed’, but I screwed him.”
“Now they’re making ‘Ghostbusters’ with only women. What’s going on?”