aside Maureen Dowd Predicts No Happy Ending In The Game Of Trump

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I think Maureen Dowd has reached her limit of  watching the President Donald Trump’s reality show. She must have enjoyed writing this column…

On July 14. Maureen Dowd of the New York Times penned the following satirical treat, “Game of Trump.

“Wicked siblings willing to do anything for power. Secret deals with sworn enemies. The shock of a dead body. A Wall. Foreign bawds, guns for hire, and snakes. Back-stabbing, betrayal and charges of treason. Little birds spying and tattling. A maniacal mad king and his court of scheming, self-absorbed princesses and princelings, swathed in the finest silk and the most brazen immorality, ruling with total disregard for the good of their people.”

Image result for photos of trump family in white house“The night in Washington is dark and full of terrors. The Game of Trump has brought a pagan lawlessness never before seen in the capital.”

“So far in life, Donald Trump has survived and thrived on the same philosophy espoused by Littlefinger in “Game of Thrones”: “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.”

“But is the rampant deception and corruption in his gaudy, jangly realm about to engulf the Emperor of Chaos? Is this the grisly endgame for Cersei in King’s Landing and Donald in Washington? A talent to distract on Twitter, our Joffrey-like president will learn, is not the same as the ability to walk through fire.”

“The crowds are swelling, yelling: “Shame. Shame. Shame.”

Image result for photos of ivanka and jared kushner sun valley“Hugging their tattered brand, the family tried for a respite this weekend. Ivanka and Jared fled to Sun Valley to hang out with the global elite at Herb Allen’s conference. After escaping to the City of Light for Bastille Day — poor battered Sean Spicer had to settle for a party at the French Embassy here — Trump and Melania were going to his Bedminster club to attend the U.S. Women’s Open being held there. (Some women protested, saying the Open should be closed to Donald Trump.)”

“Trump always inflates his numbers, using his own special brand of ego arithmetic. But Don Jr. and Jared have been busy deflating their numbers.”

Image result for photos of donald trump jrDon Jr. pooh-poohed the meeting revealed in The New York Times’s scoop that he met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with Kremlin contacts, and Rob Goldstone, a publicist who represents a Russian pop star who featured Trump in his music video. But it later turned out there was more to the picture.”

“First we learned there were six, not four, people in the meeting, including a lobbyist who just happened to be a former member of the Soviet unit dealing in counterintelligence. Then we found out there were eight. Next, we’ll find out Putin was FaceTiming from Moscow.”

“Don Jr. was not ashamed that he had gleefully met with Russians to collect dirt on Hillary Clinton. He was only annoyed, as he told Sean Hannity in the womb of Fox News, that the meeting turned out to be “a nothing” and “just a wasted 20 minutes.” The thought that it was improper has not entered his mind.”

Image result for photos of jared kushnerJared Kushner has had to amend his list of foreign contacts three times, adding more than 100 names that had somehow eluded him. “His lawyers have said this was inadvertent and that a member of his staff had prematurely hit the ‘send’ button for the form before it was completed,” Michael Isikoff wrote in Yahoo News.”

“No one in Washington, a land intimately familiar with obnoxiously oppressive forms, believed that. As Vox noted: “But the thing is, there isn’t one ‘send button’ for this kind of security clearance form. There are 28.”

“As theater, the Trump saga is spectacular, with a dazzling collection of fools and jesters. Who could make up Rob Goldstone, the rotund, vodka-swilling, chocolate-inhaling, British publicist who liked to party at the Russian Tea Room?”

Image result for photo of rob goldstone“The Daily Beast recalled that back in the ’80s, when Goldstone represented John Denver and Michael Jackson, he went to Ethiopia for Band Aid, a rock concert to help famine victims, and managed to gain seven pounds. As he explained to The Sydney Morning Herald, “I mean, what else is there to do in a country like Ethiopia but eat?” In 2010, Goldstone wrote an essay in The Times on “The Tricks and Trials of Traveling While Fat.”

“And who possibly could concoct Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz? According to ProPublica, after a man watching Rachel Maddow emailed Kasowitz Wednesday telling him to “Resign Now,” the lawyer shot back with a bunch of nasty messages, such as “Watch your back, bitch” and “I already know where you live, I’m on you. … You will see me. I promise. Bro.”

Marc Kasowitz, attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump,
Kasowitz, /Photo: Win McNamee, Getty Images)

Kasowitz, ProPublica reports, has a drinking problem that could hamper him getting a security clearance. He has grown increasingly frustrated by Trump’s lack of discipline as the president sulks and rages in his tent over the Russia labyrinth, according to The Washington Post.”

“So this lawyer is the one trying to instill discipline in that president?”

“In an interview with reporters on Air Force One on the way to Paris, President Trump once more tried to deflect blame from Russia for the election hacks. “And I’m not saying it wasn’t Russia,” he said. “What I’m saying is that we have to protect ourselves no matter who it is. You know, China is very good at this. I hate to say it, North Korea is very good at this. Look what they did to Sony Studios.”

Image result for photos of trump putin g20“He bragged about his cunning when he brought up the hacks with Putin. After citing it once, Trump said, “I then said to him again, in a totally different way.”

“Wow. That must have really outfoxed the lethal former K.G.B. agent. You know nothing, Donald Trump.”

“Trump defended his beleaguered oldest son — who is the same age as Emmanuel Macron — as “a good boy.” Don Jr. certainly learned Trump family values.”

“In the immortal words of the villainous Ramsay Bolton on “Game of Thrones”: “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”

15 comments

    • Dear Suzanne,

      I wish I could speak my mind to everyone of the republican legislators about how they are betraying all of us. We didn’t need to go to war with Russia. All Russia had to do is promise them that they’ll get a lot of extra monies and a chance to pass their policy wish list to have our country surrender.to a totalitarian country.

      What does betrayal look like? It looks like the republican party in Washington DC.

      Thanks a million time for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    It couldn’t have been dreamt up in the mind of any awesome writer! Love the ending quote: “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
    Not if but when … can’t wait fir the movie! 😱

    • Dear Horty,

      The villains in this movie will be the republicans in Washington DC who have turned a blind eye to the harm that is being rained on the American peoples while they in power, sat back and watched so they could selfishly pursue their goals.

      This is like policemen in a bank sitting back to watch it being robbed and deciding to do nothing.After all it wasn’t their money.

      Thanks a million time over for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. Gronda, business historians have noted Trump has a spotty bysiness record. While he is the consummate sales person, he is known to be poor manager. Managing through chaos is indicative of poor management style. Pitting people against each other is equally poor. I have witnessed managers sabatoge other managers’ ideas as s result. As a consultant, I once had someone in the Control department tell me that HR had a good idea, but they could not let it happen.

    David Brooks termed the Trump White House best – it is equal parts chaos and incompetence. I agree. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      The DDT in the WH house has been winging it from the start because he is in a position which is way over his head.

      There have been story lines (mostly fiction) were the company’s leader is dead but those who worked around him continued in their positions while pretending he/ she was alive. To keep the entity functioning, all they had to do was keep up the illusion.

      DDT is worse because he keeps acting out at the worst times..

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Gronda, your last sentence speaks volumes. Staffers are likely running from tweet storm to tweet storm, unable to do substantive work. I recall the press conference from the bushes by Sean Spicer (remember him?) after Trump suddenly fired Comey without telling him, so he could drop it into the news slot. Then, after all of that sudden work, he changes his reason. How could you work for someone like that? Keith

  3. I keep having the first line of the song “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker stuck in my head: “Who knows what tomorrow brings?”

    Again … the web just keeps getting more and more tangled, yet there are a great many who seem not to be able to see the web through their rose-coloured glasses.

    Hugs!

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