The president-elect of the United States got up bright and early this morning, and turned to the twitter machine to declare this.
The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
The man is still obsessed over this rebuke, and the sheer pettiness of
which I hear is highly overrated, is appalling. Artists and comedians and office workers hanging around the water cooler are going to be saying mean things about you for years to come, Donald; they’ve already been saying them for decades. If the musical is so awful, then you’re supposed to be less concerned about it, not worrying over it for days.
What the Donald ought to be worrying over, and what we all should we be concerned about, is that the president-elect of the United States had to pay up $25 fucking million dollars to settle a major fraud case against him. Look at the opening graf on that story. This is what ought to concern him, that some press outlets are finally beginning to grow a spine.
President-elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly bragged that he never settles lawsuits despite a long history of doing so, has agreed to a $25 million settlement to end the fraud cases pending against his defunct real estate seminar program, Trump University.
That clause is a thing of beauty: it’s completely unnecessary if the point is to simply state the dry bald legal facts, but the Washington Post thought it worthwhile to simultaneously sting him for being a braggart and a liar. That’s what ought to have him bolting awake and racing to vent on Twitter.
I take little consolation in that, though, because I can guess why he’s less concerned about losing $25 million. He’s planning to loot the presidency for everything it’s worth. Look what he’s also done lately:
President-elect Donald Trump met on Tuesday with three Indian business partners who are building a Trump-branded luxury apartment project near Mumbai, the Economic Times reported.
The meeting occurred despite Trump’s promises that his business ventures will be handled by his children, so as to avoid potential conflicts of interest as he assumes the presidency.
It’s kind of obvious that he has no intention of avoiding conflicts of interest. He’s going to milk this thing for everything it’s worth, and use the Oval Office to promote cheesy, tacky, overpriced real estate…if we’re lucky. If we’re not, he’s going to realize how much money he can make by selling out the country.
And hey, if he was devolving all of his business interests to his children so he could focus on, heh, “statesmanship”, how come he’s bringing his kids into meetings with heads of state?
We have elected a not-very-bright spoiled two-year-old to the presidency. This will not go well.