( excerpt: Twilight Language )
In The X-Files episode, “Babylon,” (Season 10: Episode 5, first broadcast 2.15.2016 on Fox), “Fox Mulder” told “Dana Scully” of the enigmatic reports of the sounds of trumpets coming from the heavens. He informed Scully that the people who have heard the trumpets believe them to be a “Herald of End Times,” as described the Bible’s Book of Revelation.
Were the trumpets fictional precursors of another kind?
The leading Republican candidate, according to primary and caucus results is New Yorker DonaldTrump, famed for his Trump Towers.
Donald Trump’s German wine-growing ancestors were named Drumpf, according to journalist Gwenda Blair’s book The Trumps: Three Generations That Built An Empire. (Thanks Michael Skotnicki.)
Historically, the surname Drumpf’s meaning is unknown. However, the name appears loosely associated with a “deceased person” – a dead issue.
The name Trump has its origins from English (Devon), being a metonymic occupational name for atrumpeter, from Middle English trumps, “trumpet,” From German (Bavaria), Trump is a metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumps, “drum.” Source.
This is the coat of arms that up till now has been used on clothing and promotional material by Trump in Scotland. His new coat of arms (granted in 2012) will show a double-sided eagle representing the dual nationality of Trump’s heritage. There will also be three chevronels – one more than depicted here – which will represent sky, sand dunes and sea. Source.
The verb “trump” also once meant to fabricate or deceive (from French “tromper”). The phrase “to trump up” still means “forge” or “invent,” as in “trumped-up charges” or the many, many headlines punning on “Trumped-up rhetoric” or “Trumped-up politics.” If last week’s Washington Post report suggesting that Trump is a compulsive golf cheat is any measure — “the worst celebrity golf cheat,” according to Alice Cooper — this definition of “trump” may be as essential to Trump’s identity as the other. ~ The Boston Globe, “Why Donald Trump trumps Donald Drumpf,” 9.9.2015.
Trump’s inability to button up his coat is blamed on his wearing this bullet proof gear. Source.