I dunno if Craig Fehrman is a medium or a seer or any such spooky-type soul, but more than ten years ago he chose to cite Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal (no link, because… do I have to explain?) in his new book, Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote.
The Trump presidency was more than six or seven years in the future and about as likely as the prospect of an inhabitant of Uranus coming down to Earth and becoming Commander in Chief. Yet Fehrman included the TV mugger’s ghost-written title in his serious study of presidential tomes. And if you want to find out why and how, you’ll have to listen to yesterday’s Big Talk.
Here’s the link to the podcast. Big Talk airs every Thursday at 5:30pm on WFHB, 91.3 FM and each edition is archived online until the Sun explodes into a Red Giant and engulfs the orbit of the Earth. Or some such time before then.
Y’know what? We’re all at fault. Somehow we the people of the United States of America elected a man who talks like the falling-down drunk at the end of the bar and we haven’t pitch-forked to son of a bitch out of the Oval Office yet.
Here we are facing the gravest global crisis since AIDS or even since the height of the Cold War when nuclear annihilation seemingly was a pushed button away and this man, this duly elected leader of our holy land, rambles on incoherently about disinfectants and Mexican rapists and grabbing pussies and Rocket Men and Covfefe and “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!” and…, Jesus H. Christ, somebody wake me up from this bad acid nightmare!
Should we, perchance come November, reelect this pazzo boy-man, this amoral anencephalic, then any horrible, rotten thing that happens to us as a nation will either be our own damned fault or some kind of poetic karmic payback.