The above Trump Quote was shared on Twitter by Rebecca Sinderbrand. Skullsinthestars replied “I really hated this particular Dr. Seuss book.
Sometimes,that’s all it takes to get me started. This isn’t particularly Seussian, but I’m not gonna let that stop me:
The nation’s in danger; the country’s in crisis;
The POTUS himself is the founder of ISIS
(A claim that I hear; such a claim will suffice us,
So panic, and take to the streets!)
Cos ISIS exists, and Obama’s the founder!
And Hillary keeps all those Muslims around ‘er!
The Donald has clues that his people have found… er,
Let’s hope they have saved their receipts
These charges are made, and accepted as valid
By people to whom they sound sweet as a ballad
(The rest of us hear it as Trump brand Word Salad
But just what we’ve come to expect)
For anyone else, this is “unpresidential”
But not for The Donald—it’s Trump-quintessential!
It shouldn’t be true, but there’s still some potential
That Trump is the one we’ll elect.
For that last stanza, I wanted to somehow say that the Overton Window was moving, “at speeds exponential”, but nothing scanned.
And finally, I am hearing various news media (NPR and CNN so far that I have noticed) talking about the quote, and adding “which he is not, obviously” in the title or opening comments to their bits. This is good. Sort of. But it feels like they consider it an obligation to find some expert somewhere who can reframe Trump’s words in different contexts to essentially say “if you squint your eyes, tilt your head, and take potent hallucinogenics, you can see Trump’s point.” Maybe. Maybe not. But in the context he said it, it’s just plain wrong, and outrageous to boot.
And it’s just another day for Trump.