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May 31, NETFLIX is showing WHEN THEY SEE US, based on one of Trump’s favorite delusions about the Central Park Five. Can’t wait to see his tweets about it.

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fe...see-us-1212466
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For this alone, Trump should not have been elected president, or dog catcher. Or dog.

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As the saying goes, don’t blame Trump; he did everything he could to show he was unfit to be president before the election.

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Haha. True story, John. Further, he was stunningly virtuosic at it.

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What new American proverb can we conjure that captures the essence of how Trump got to where he is now? What is the cautionary tale? The moral of the story? There's got to be some parable to be had from this all. Not that I think we should go all biblical or anything...

I feel like when the time finally comes to be rid of him I'm going to take a long, hot shower; for as long as the hot water holds out. Though I don't know what it must feel like to be literally raped, I imagine Trump's presidency to be a kind of slow political rape of the people. From all I've read on the subject, I do think that he fits the description of a rapist. I feel sorry to have to even say it, but it's how I feel.
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I am perennially amazed at the millions who love him. People are weird.

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People are weird.
They are indeed, John, or... as they say in England (up north, in a heavy dialect, ...but which we all now say, regardless of which area we're from):

"There's nowt so queer (as in strange!) as folk!"

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What new American proverb can we conjure that captures the essence of how Trump got to where he is now? What is the cautionary tale? The moral of the story? There's got to be some parable to be had from this all. Not that I think we should go all biblical or anything...
It's the co-dependent relationship of Echo and Narcissus. She feels voiceless without him, and he needs her adulation, although he despises her.

I tried to write a poem about it, but I failed--readers seemed to have assumed that I was talking about Melania, or about female supporters of Trump, rather than about an aggrieved and insecure segment of society, over and over again, throughout history, ready to support the next autocrat who will tell them how great they used to be and how ill-treated they've been lately. Maybe I'll workshop that one. I'd like to get it right.
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Julie: "I tried to write a poem about it, but I failed... Maybe I'll workshop that one. I'd like to get it right."

I think you should keep trying. There is a tenacity to your thinking and expression that could be useful in our collective poetic effort to expose him and pin him down to the cleansing light of truth.

Here -- some food for thought from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/o...xasaoGx_VvBIBE
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