Monday, April 23, 2018

About that funeral

Drum Frum re-tweeted something that I am sure struck a common sentiment across the world:

Yeah, the Barbara Bush funeral surely made everyone remember sharply how we used to feel that the White House, and federal executive generally, was at least being run by serious, well intentioned, people.  It now feels like a clown show.  

I also last week stumbled across this quote, from a very hilarious entry in Mother Jones "Trump files" - a list of absurd, immoral and inconsistent things Trump has done:
Mark Bowden, the reporter and author of the book Black Hawk Down, was “prepared to like” the aging and increasingly hefty Donald Trump when he set out to profile the mogul for Playboy in 1996. The two men took a trip down to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for a weekend, but the reality of The Donald quickly made any affection impossible.

“Trump struck me as adolescent, hilariously ostentatious, arbitrary, unkind, profane, dishonest, loudly opinionated, and consistently wrong,” Bowden wrote last year in Vanity Fair, recalling his time profiling Trump. “He remains the most vain man I have ever met. And he was trying to make a good impression.” Any remaining chance of that went out the window when Trump unleashed his fury on an equipment box at the Mar-a-Lago tennis courts, as Bowden wrote in the profile:
You should go to the link and read what he did at Mar-a-Lago that day:  it was a bit of slapstick comedy that would not be out of place on the Simpsons.


Anonymous said...

Huh, he found him to be dishonest ...during an interview no less. That’s credible.

Steve said...

Um, might it be possible that a journalist/author doing a profile of someone might have done enough pre-interview research to know some of the things he's being told are dishonest?

Or, that the quote does not necessarily mean he realised he was dishonest during the interview, but after later checking before he wrote the profile?

JC, if that's you, it's ridiculous that you now are so tribalistic that you're defending Trump here on the matter of honesty.

not trampis said...

Merely confirms Trump gad Aspergers.

Little sign of the rapid deterioration in his cognitive skills which we now see every day though.

Interesting he was ignorant even that long ago.
Old age has done him no favours.

Jason Soon said...

"Old age has done him no favours."

Glasshouse, stones and all that

not trampis said...

Projection Soony Projection. you like to imitate JC don't you.

By the way are you are fan of the Trump depreciation boom?