My thoughts on the final night of the Republican national convention:
So. Last night President Trump held a super-spreader event in front of the White House.
Emerging from it like a monarch, he slowly made his way down the stairs with Melania to the stage, much like he descended that golden escalator at Trump Tower four years ago when he declared his candidacy for presidency of the United States. This time it was at The People’s House. Our house, which has always been considered sacrosanct and not to be used as a backdrop for a political campaign. But, as with everything about this administration, that’s for chumps and losers.
The White House stood illuminated behind Trump’s Big Beautiful Wall of American flags. It felt like “In your face, Libs.” Which is pretty much what the message was meant to be. And of course, at the end of his 71 minute speech, he removed any doubt by saying “We’re here and they’re not.”
There was a giant TV screen so the closely packed unmasked faithful in the audience could see their Supreme Leader and there was campaign signage on the White House grounds. Again, something not seen before in past presidential elections. But this administration doesn’t follow the rules like all its predecessors. (See: Ukraine, V. Zelensky; Russia, V. Putin; Manafort, P.; Stone, R.; Flynn, M.; Cohen, M.; et. al.)
The White House had been taken hostage and forced to appear in a ransom video. It looked beautiful, but it was crying on the inside for what it had become at the hands of this narcissistic oaf. To me, it will never be the same. It was as if he had grabbed it by the pussy and it had to let him do it because he’s “a star.”
And if this man is given another four years in office, our very democracy is sure to follow the same fate.