Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, September 23, 2016

I Called This Weeks Ago

“In an upcoming “Frontline” special, Omarosa Manigault told PBS that the roots of Trump’s presidential campaign may be traced back to the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, when President Barack Obama cracked a few jokes at the real estate mogul’s expense. The quips came after Trump falsely accused Obama of lying about his birthplace and citizenship, thus feeding the discredited right-wing “birther” conspiracy theory.

“It just kept going and going and he just kept hammering him,” Manigault said. “And I thought, ‘Ohhhh, Barack Obama is starting something that I don’t know if he’ll be able to finish.”

She said:

“Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”   --Huffington Post

--Exactly. I'd been thinking that this was about the humiliation and revenge of a racist. 

1 comment:

D. E.M. said...

I remember that dinner! And the horrifying way he simmered with rage in the audience. But I never thought he'd amount to anything. He has licensed all the racism and Id that was otherwise (sort of) kept beneath a veneer.