It’s so hard to handle, this fortune and fame. Everybody’s so different, I haven’t changed. Joe Walsh Life’s been good to me
When I look at Donald Trump, I’m constantly reminded of Dom DeLuise as Julius Caesar in Mel Brooks History of the World Part I, when Caesar stood in front of his court and whined, “It’s so lonely at the top of Olympus!” Omarosa and “The Mooch” are deep into their media “Institutionalize Trump” tour, and Corey Lewandowski is going to spill the beans to Jerry Nadler rather than lose his house paying legal fees for an executive privilege claim that wouldn’t pass muster in front of Judge Judy.
God knows that it’s always hard to lose close personal friend, especially when you’re the kind of open, caring, trusting soul like The Great Pumpkin is, but this one must really have him have him flopping back on his fainting couch with a terminal case of the vapors.
Politico is reporting that President Bone Spurs has severed all ties with his former close personal friend and confidant, Tom Barrack. And while Barrack is a longtime supporter of Trump’s, this one is more personal. According to Politico, Barrack is so close to Trump that he personally consoled Trump at the funeral of his father, Fred.
Now, everybody here has lost a loved one, and we all know that there is a huge difference between accepting condolences from people, and the kind of people that are close enough to us that they can offer, and we can openly accept comfort from them. Those are not the kinds of friends that you dispose of easily, or lightly.
So, what cataclysmic kind of rift could have occurred to cause these two to part company and friendship? Well, according to Politico it’s nothing more than the usual Trumpwellian bullshit:
Trump was “really upset” to read reports about Barrack’s role in allegedly making it easy for some foreigners and others to try to spend money to get access to Trump and his inner circle and whether some of the inauguration money was misspent, according to a senior administration official.
Transactional, thy name is Trump. OK, let me see if I’ve got this straight. Your personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and another close associate, Felix Sater, are secretly trying to broker a deal with Putin, in the middle of the Presidential campaign, for a Trump Tower Moscow that you swear isn’t on the table. Your own dimwit son is playing “kneesies” under the table with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian plant, for dirt on Hillary Clinton, and your campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is giving proprietary campaign polling data to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to wipe out $18 million in debt. But your lifelong friend, Tom Barrack, dares to try to cash in on his association with you to benefit his foreign connections?!? What an asshole!
But it as a well known fact that few if any of us act from a single motivation, we are usually a dogs breakfast of reasons for the things we do, both wise and foolish. And there’s another reason that Trump has booted Barrack off of the island, and it’s a doozy:
“The president was really surprised to read all about the inauguration and who was trying to buy access and how, because the president doesn’t get any of that money,” said the official.
There you have it in a nutshell, the mentality and motivation of Donald Juan Trump, laid bare for all to see, by some unnamed official. Trump wasn’t pissed at Tom Barrack for scoring large off of his association with Trump, Trump was uber pissed off at Tom Barrack because Trump himself wasn’t getting his cut! We have seen this kind of reporting about Trump previously. He doesn’t mind being played for a favor chump, just so long as he gets his baksheesh!
But as petty as this may seem of Trump, to throw a lifelong friend under the bus for a few bucks, it actually has potential real world consequences for Tom Barrack. Because right now, Tom Barrack is under federal investigation for his handling of the Trump inauguration finances and disbursements. And considering the fact that Tubby the Ewok takes his cues personally from The Pocket Caesar, a thumbs down from The $1 Store Caligula could well mean that Tom Barrack could wind up spending his declining days wearing the same orange jumpsuit that Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort model so beautifully. Sic transit Barrack!