Friday, March 31, 2023

Applause at an indictment — and exhaustion

Both "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "The Daily Show" (with guest host John Leguizamo) were recorded early enough yesterday that the hosts could comment on the announcement of the forthcoming indictment of former President Donald Trump in the hush-money case involving porn star Stormy Daniels. When the hosts referred to the indictment, their audiences applauded enthusiastically, with Colbert's audience being shown giving a standing ovation. While I also appreciate that Trump might finally face consequences for one or perhaps soon more of his many criminal actions, the bang of the indictment just makes me whimper with exhaustion from the almost eight years since he announced his candidacy in 2016. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 31 March 2023)

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