Ominously well-warm near-mid-day Friday here in California’s Central Valley. We’re much-too-quickly working our way into a new year with summer just around the hot-as-shit corner.
Once in a while, you come across something that epitomizes sorry-ass rich people. Published now nearly a month ago, I only just saw it this morning at the great Miss Cellania‘s place:
How to get rich. (True story.) pic.twitter.com/4v0WSih5Hk
— Steve C. (@NeuterTheDebt) January 14, 2022
All bullshit. A corresponding historical take for the T-Rump, but way-more shitty — from NPR in October 2018 and an interview with Tim O’Brien, journalist and author of “TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald.”
Daddy was daddy-big-bucks long before death:
Well, that’s another important theme of the story. President Trump really rode into Manhattan on his father’s shoulders. His father was a very successful Queens and Brooklyn developer. He built middle-income housing for low- to middle-income people. And his son, Donald, wanted to be a big-time real estate developer in Manhattan. But he wouldn’t have been able to do that if Fred Trump hadn’t co-signed the loans and loaned him money to get started and to help him through rough patches.
I think that relationship was pretty well-known. I had reported extensively on some of that. The Times really fleshed that out with a lot of new numbers. And the scale of his dependence on his father was really laid pretty bare in that story. So that’s another important theme of the story, which is the president said on the campaign trail and elsewhere that he only got a million dollars from his dad. That’s all he ever took from his father, when, in fact, it’s hundreds of millions of dollars.
And the continuance of fraud, lies and incompetent criminal activity.
The wonder is how the T-Rump has skated all these years, with no accountability for anything.
Although he actually lives on the ‘cheatin’ side of town,’ he blows off lying:
And has those lying eyes juggling in that freaking-fat mug of a face:
Once again, here we are…
(Illustration out front: ‘Pinocchio,’ by Enrico Mazzanti (1852-1910), found here)