Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Ready for his close-up

 I don't think I have ever seen Maggie Haberman but now I will always picture Hedda Hopper playing herself in Sunset Boulevard.  Yesterday the gossip columnist for the New York Times tweeted:  "Trump has been telling a number of people he's in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn't how it works but simply sharing the information)."  Haberman was in Dallas to cover the QAnon Qrusade where the words "Myanmar-style coup" were flying around, propelled by serious people like Kraken Powell and Mickey Flynn, and apparently August is the time they have all settled on, when the Supreme Court takes one look at Pillow Mike's "evidence" and commands the Navy SEALs to clear the White House at once for Trump's return from exile.  Not surprisingly, Trump believes it, too.  Because none of the "people he's in contact with" cares enough about him to tell him the truth.

In short, Trump is Norma Desmond, but instead of one servant who either loves him or hates him enough to feed his delusions, he has a whole staff.  Some of them may actually believe it.  For most of them, the Big Lie of a stolen election is a pretext for passing vote-suppression laws and undermining faith in democracy through farcical "audits," both crucial to the survival of the Republican "Party."  And then there are those wonderful people out there in the dark who continue to fly their flags and spurn their vaccinations and make us unsafe in all kinds of ways.  Even for those who have not yet been washed in the Blood of the Q, Trumpism is a religion.

Bad news for the readers of "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump."  After only a month he's shutting it down because he's bored.   Blogging is surprisingly hard work, even with someone to do the actual writing (Jason Miller).  And he's going to campaign for 2022 Republican candidates, even after his re-installation in the presidency and his trip to Stockholm to pick up that Noble Prize.  Where can I get some of that special Adderall?    


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