Monday, June 08, 2020

Dieser Trump ist blödianisch / Trump is weirdiotic!

Four years ago today, on 8 June 2016, I quoted my then ten-year-old daughter Sara on Facebook: "Sie [Hillary Clinton] muss gewinnen, weil dieser Trump ist blödianisch!" As my wife translated: Clinton had to win because "Trump is weirdiotic!" These days, whenever I come across the idea that Trump's critics suffer from "Trump Derangement Syndrome", which makes it impossible to judge him neutrally, I remember Sara's remark as one of many in 2015 and 2016 about the dangers of a Trump presidency. He was impossible to look at neutrally from the moment he came down that escalator at Trump Tower on 16 June 2015 to spew out his spiel about Mexicans. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 8 June)

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