Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


There are good reasons for not wanting to see Donald Trump become POTUS and there are bad reasons. One of the bad reasons is snobbery. Trump is just so vulgar- "such a coarse soul" as one of my teachers once said about Kipling- so decidedly not "one of us".

Another bad reason is fear of change. Trump hasn't and won't play by the rulebook. He threatens to upset the smooth running of things. He's going to jump into the sluggishly-moving, lumpy stream of effluent that is national and international politics and splash about. It could embarrass and annoy a lot of people who aren't used to having their beauty sleep disturbed.

So Trump approaches his inauguration with the political establishment (both parties) against him, the cultural elite against him, the media against him, the security agencies against him and most foreign leaders against him.  Bush Jnr wasn't much loved either, but has any president entered office with so many powerful enemies?

Expect ugliness.

And here comes some, right on cue....

All this TMI about prostitutes pissing on one another or pissing on Trump or having Trump piss on them in a Moscow hotel room is probably made up. I'm sure Trump has some pretty gross things on his CV but doubt this is one of them. As with all the stuff about Russians hacking Clinton's computer we need to remember where its coming from. It's coming from the spooks- that is to say from people whose entire raison d'etre is subterfuge, misinformation, dirty tricks etc...

Trump isn't handling the pressure very well. Or is he? That rough-edged, bad-tempered press conference is what we've come to expect from him- and being rough-edged and bad-tempered hasn't harmed him thus far. In fact rather the opposite. The media and elite don't yet seem to have understood how sick, sick, sick  the common people (the unwashed, the not particularly articulate, the deplorables) have become of well-groomed, political smoothies who "smile as they kill".
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