We Got the President We Deserve: A Reality TV Show Clown! Hail Trump!

“The best preview of the Donald Trump presidency was the orange billionaire rolling around on the ground with Vince McMahon, owner and operator of World Wrestling Entertainment, while thousands of frenzied fans screamed in approval. An underrated development in American life is that the Trump administration will become the first to feature not one, but two members of the WWE Hall of Fame – Linda McMahon, Vince`s wife, as director of the Small Business Administration, and the president himself. Trump`s brief foray in pro wrestling ended with `Stone Cold` Steve Austin performing his finishing maneuver, the `Stone Cold Stunner,` on Trump, rendering him incapacitated in the middle of the ring. If only the political process were so just.

Salon

During the Republican primaries and the general election Donald Trump`s advisors repeatedly promised a pivot, a pivot from Trump the clownish vulgarian into a semblance of a statesman.

But here we are two weeks from Trump`s inauguration and he`s still tweeting incoherent, grammatically-challenged provocative messages that roil the stock market, infuriate foreign leaders and disparage his political opponents.

Most of us thrive and accomplish our best work when we are tranquil and serene; I can`t write an essay unless I turn off the TV and mute all other distractions.

Trump thrives on controversy and chaos, and he`s not going to stop engaging in Tweeter wars with celebs or insulting political enemies by christening them with monikers like “Crooked Hillary” or “Schumer the Clown.” Trump accomplishes his best (which is the worst for ordinary Americans) when he`s embroiled in controversy.

A reality TV show electorate elected a reality TV show politician, and Trump will keep us entertained while America goes to hell in a handbasket.

Trump rolling around on the ground with fellow billionaire Vince McMahon is indeed the best preview of the Trump administration. Trump and McMahon benefited to the tune of millions from the WWE pay-per-view event, while suckers paid handsomely for the privilege of watching the spectacle.

Trump and Democrats the likes of Schumer and Warren will exchange barbs and insults, but the end result will be that the poor get poorer and the rich get richer.

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http://www.salon.com/2017/01/08/donald-trump-and-the-hobbling-of-shame-david-foster-wallace-warned-us-about-reality-tv-and-we-didnt-listen/

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