LETTER: Trump is a joke
To the Editor: On Oct. 8, C-Span's Washington Journal program opened with the question "Will Donald Trump's comments affect your vote?" There were two call-in lines: Support Trump and Support Clinton. I was amazed at the blessings bestowed upon h...
To the Editor:
On Oct. 8, C-Span's Washington Journal program opened with the question "Will Donald Trump's comments affect your vote?" There were two call-in lines: Support Trump and Support Clinton.
I was amazed at the blessings bestowed upon him by his supporters. Trump is single-handedly responsible for adding the gambling term "double down" to informal discourse. We haven't heard good political sex scandal humor since former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's "Bunga bunga parties" and South Carolina's Governor Mark Sanford's "Hiking the Appalachian Trail."
If you know someone in the comedy business, here's a few ideas to pass along:
• While Trump is expressing his heartfelt "apology," cut to whoever is holding his cue cards.
• Repeat the bus arrival video with its audio "banter" in subtitles, but then show black men exiting, with, say, a Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton look-alike kissing the white babe. It's called irony.
• Situation: A Saturday Night Live "Presidential Debate:" Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Clinton (Kate McKinnon) enter, shake hands. Then Trump grabs her. Upshot: She slaps him silly. This is funny on two levels. One, Clinton supporters will cheer, and two, it satisfies the Trump supporters' sense of humor since so many of them claim she's a lesbian.
Do you condone his behavior? He's not a 20-year-old frat boy. He's a 70-year-old sexual predator who might soon be making "deals" with our congressional delegation.
Or, just dictating to them what he wants done. What damage can he do in four years? Would Sen. Thune or Sen. Rounds or Rep. Kristi Noem have the courage to say, "Mr. President, these actions you are proposing will have the public thinking you're just enriching your family, and therefore your future self?"
Trump: "Hey, what would be more American than a Trump Casino in communist Havana!" Jack H. Mueller