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!

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21 thoughts on “The Academy Awards and POTUS

  1. Love Spumante! The first time I bought it, my girls said(well, one said it and the other two agreed), “Mum, that’s what alcoholics drink!”. To which I replied, “Well, then I must be an alcoholic!” 🙂

    Thor be praised – cheers to all!

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  2. I do hope we survive, I hope those oppressed will hold out long enough for relief, and I seriously hope the country comes to its senses , gets back off its knees , and changes the makeup of congress in 2018. I have never seen such end of year anxiety and illness as this year. Best wishes for you and yours, and to everyone here. Hugs

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  3. Just to add to the pot … saw this on the Daily Kos website. This is an actual tRump statement (taken from a video).

    If this doesn’t give you pause … well … I have no words.

    Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart —you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

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  4. Bwahahahaha!!! What an exceptional numb-skull!!! Thanks Nan for sharing. 😛

    Seriously though, a specific demographic and group of Americans LOVE their TV-movie stars, don’t they? 😦 This brings back many hilarious (yet disturbing) images/scenes of that profound film “Idiocracy”. LOL

    And if I may Nan, to add to your Oscars theme, this clip is even better! 😉

    Have a FABULOUS happy New Year Nan! Best wishes for you! ❤

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    • Fascinating article, albeit rather LONG! He definitely pinpointed the who, what, and how of tRump at the beginning. And although I got where he was coming from in the last part of the article, to me he was getting a bit preachy.

      In any case, interesting reading. Thanks for the link.

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