There was once a theory that Donald Trump’s first run for president was a merely a stunt to help him launch his own TV network. On Monday the world finally got two and a half ghoulish hours of Trump TV. It was a lesson in the medium’s power in the art of make believe, especially of the Soviet kind.
The first night of the Trump national convention – sorry, Republican national convention – was proof how the 166-year-old party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan has become a personality cult. Speaker after speaker paid homage to the absolute monarch as if competing to outdo one another for obsequious sycophancy.
Only on the upside down Trump TV channel could a Covid-19 death toll of more than 175,000 – far higher than any other country in the world – be an argument for reelection.
The other predictable theme was pornographic scaremongering about Democratic candidate Joe Biden and – in an endlessly repeated phrase – “the radical left”. Despite Trump’s promise that the evening’s programming would contain “something very uplifting and positive”, speakers portrayed the prospect of a Biden victory as the stuff of dystopian nightmares, sometimes with racist overtones.
Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regret can last a lifetime.
PELOSI: "I don't think there should be any debates. I do not think that the President of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence data and facts. I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate."
n her new memoir, the former White House press secretary claims that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to wink at her, and says that Trump joked she should go to North Korea and take "one for the team."