The Academy Awards and POTUS

Courtesy of gq.com
Courtesy of gq.com, The Cult of Trump

Well, I simply can’t close out the year of 2016 without one last post about our illustrious Prez-to-Be …

Just read this quote on Facebook … looked it up and sure enough THE tRump said it during an interview with reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa (Washington Post) back in April.

BW: And why did Lincoln succeed? Thought about that at all?

DT: Well, I think Lincoln succeeded for numerous reasons. He was a man who was of great intelligence, which most presidents would be. But he was a man of great intelligence, but he was also a man that did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time.

How can we not support a man with such acuity, such in-depth knowledge, such perception on what it took for a man like Lincoln to succeed?

Oh. My. Gawd.

But there’s more. At the very start of the interview, Bob asks him this: “… where do you start the movie of your decision to run for president?” (Note the word “movie.” Very perceptive.)

Trump’s response confirms what many of us already know … he’s a publicity hound.

Where do you start the movie? I think it’s actually — and very interesting question — but I think the start was standing on top of the escalator at Trump Tower on June 16, which is the day — Bob, you were there, and you know what I mean, because there has. . . . I mean, it looked like the Academy Awards. I talk about it. There were so many cameras. So many — it was packed. The atrium of Trump Tower, which is a very big place, was packed. It literally looked like the Academy Awards. And . . .  .

“It looked like the Academy Awards. So many cameras. Atrium of Trump Tower was packed.”

And if you didn’t know it before, now you do. THE tRump’s primary decision to run for POTUS was because he felt like he was at the Academy Awards. No mention of his desire to “Make America Great Again.” Nope. Just the narcissistic pull of the limelight.

If you’ve never read the full transcript of this interview, it’s a kicker. It should close out your year with a good belly laugh … if you’re not in tears first.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! May we all pray to Thor that we’re still here at the end of 2017 and haven’t been nuked off the face of the earth. Cheers!