A President and Buffoon

President Obama, with the eloquence we’ve come to know is typical of him, laid out the starkly different world views with which we are currently struggling. The setting was significant: the Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-nelson-mandela-lecture-barack-obama-johannesburg?mbid=nl_Daily%20071918&CNDID=27072783&spMailingID=13903962&spUserID=MTMzMTgyODA4NjY1S0&spJobID=1441625661&spReportId=MTQ0MTYyNTY2MQS2

Trump in in his contrastingly boastful and belligerent language has doubled down on his tete-a-tete with Putin, showing the full force of his Trumpian contrarian personality. We didn’t like the  Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki? Fine. He’s going to do it again, this time in Washington, D.C. Right in our faces. You can almost hear him sneering “See if you like it now.”

Think how exhausting Trump has always been to live with — as a son, husband, father, brother.

If you take time to read the speech, you’ll have no trouble knowing whose world view I hope prevails.

 

2 thoughts on “A President and Buffoon

  1. for Phyllis: I miss them too. It feels like no one lives in the White House other than Trump sitting in bed eating hamburgers and watching TV or talking with his friends. Yuck. With the Obamas the White House felt like the people’s house, with lots of events and lots of celebration. And there was a real “First Family”.

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