M. T. Anderson

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President Trumbull Character Analysis

President Trumbull, the leader of the United States of America, is mentioned a handful of times, always on feed news. A shockingly inarticulate public speaker, Trumbull seems to be more of a figurehead than an actual leader. His only purpose is to defend corporate interests, even as corporations endanger the entire world’s safety.

President Trumbull Quotes in Feed

The Feed quotes below are all either spoken by President Trumbull or refer to President Trumbull. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Corporations and Consumerism Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Candlewick Press edition of Feed published in 2012.
Part 3: Undervalued Truffle Quotes

"It is not the will of the American people, the people of this great nation, to believe the allegations that were made by these corporate “watch” organizations, which are not the majority of the American people, I repeat not, and aren't its will. It is our duty as Americans, and as a nation dedicated to freedom and free commerce, to stand behind our fellow Americans and not cast . . . things at them. Stones, for example. The first stone. By this I mean that we shouldn’t think that there are any truth to the rumors that the lesions are the result of any activity of American industry.

Related Characters: President Trumbull (speaker)
Related Symbols: Feed, Lesions
Page Number: 85
Explanation and Analysis:
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President Trumbull Character Timeline in Feed

The timeline below shows where the character President Trumbull appears in Feed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Release
Corporations and Consumerism Theme Icon
The Environment Theme Icon
...have been protesting the American “annexation of the moon” under the leadership of the American President Trumbull . Other ads sell a “feed-sim battle game” featuring “detonation and viscera.” (full context)
Part 3: Undervalued Truffle
Corporations and Consumerism Theme Icon
The Environment Theme Icon
Meanwhile, on the feed, there are reports that President Trumbull has attacked “corporate watch organizations” for daring to criticize corporations, and denies that lesions are... (full context)
Part 3: The Dimples of Delglacey
Corporations and Consumerism Theme Icon
In an interlude, reporters explain that President Trumbull didn’t mean to insult the Prime Minister of the Global Alliance by calling him a... (full context)