This won’t be as earthshattering as “Garbo Speaks” a phrase that went on billboards nationwide to herald the grand new era of talking pictures. No, Trump speaks is the same banality as always, it just doesn’t impact our lives like it did for the four years that we were cursed with his presence. But check this out, because it reads like something out of Silver Screen. (Say, there’s an idea: a magazine devoted simply to following Trump, “Mango Monitor” “Cantaloupe Curtain” something like that.) See if you can get the QAnon clue in this. This is pure Norma Desmond. Washington Examiner:
“We’ll do something, but not just yet,” he told the Washington Examiner as he sat at his regular table in the Grill Room of the Trump International Golf Club. An aide to the former chief executive then swooped in and swiftly, but politely, ended the interaction. […]
He sat at his favorite table, his back to a window looking on to the rolling fairways and gurgling waterfalls of the course, and was dressed in a white golf shirt and his familiar red cap.
Outside on the terrace, guests were served bowls of crab bisque and pink slices of flank steak from a buffet staffed by white-gloved waiters protected by plastic screens. […]
“He needs a break,” said an aide earlier this week. “I think we all hope he just plays golf for a month, but he always has to be on the go.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Trump is tired!!! It was all those years of coming downstairs at 11:30 a.m., tweeting for half an hour and then having lunch with Pence or Pompeo. That, and eight hours a day of Fox News, will take it out of a guy. He needs some quality time with Trumpy Bear and a lot of naps.
But it does look like the sequel is being cobbled together. Former Florida state lawmaker and financier Carl Domino, a member at Mar-a-Lago, said “he believed Trump’s difficult final weeks in office (disputing election results, the assault on the Capitol, and his social media ban) would be reassessed in the months ahead.” Reassessed means spun. Good luck with that. I want to see insurrection and rioting spun as a good thing. Or, Nancy Pelosi’s fault. That one’s already on the table.
Make no mistake, the cult won’t give up. They’ll bring back their Dreamsickle Deity or they’ll put somebody else up on the altar. But the cult, ginned up by right-wing media, is here to stay.
So where does this leave us? Post presidency, Jimmy Carter went to work with Habitat for Humanity, Bill Clinton started a foundation, George W. Bush painted a picture of his dog and Donald Trump plans a sequel as soon as he figures out how to blame somebody else. I guess that’s his epitaph.