Midweek news wash with a shitload of all kinds of news — Ukraine to Greg Abbott being an idiot with a ton of bullshit in between — during a scroll of two/three/four, I found this flashback to the T-Rump and just how really, really horrible he is and will always be, even in the physical spaces he fills anywhere.
Joe Biden was a breath of honest (as can be expected) life again in the West Wing:
The president's sister, who called Trump "a narcissistic, incompetent, and incomplete man,” says she wanted anything he “touched” out of the White House. https://t.co/n8TaCiZuDT
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 13, 2022
Well before moving into the White House, Biden’s team, which included his sister, actually had to do a shit-power cleanse of the place to rid the T-Rump’s horrid, malignant spirit.
Bess Levin at Vanity Fair today took a look at the ugly scenario:
In a new memoir published Tuesday, Valerie Biden Owens, the sister and closest confidante of the 46th president, wrote that as part of the team decorating the Oval Office, she wanted “everything Trump had touched out of there.” That meant getting rid of the former guy’s “chosen portrait” of 19th-century populist president and ethnic cleanser Andrew Jackson and replacing it “with one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt,” as well as adding “busts of MLK, Cesar Chavez, RFK, Rosa Parks—all of which reflected Joe’s understanding and reverence for the soul of this nation.”
Biden Owens said that she wanted to ditch the Resolute desk Trump used and bring in FDR’s in its place, but was unable to do so as the latter “resides at FDR’s family home in Hyde Park…. Thus, the desk Trump had sat behind remained.”
Still, the fact that the desk was used by both JFK and Obama made her feel better about her brother having to sign documents behind a piece of furniture where the worst president in history also conducted business.
“So that was certainly good enough, and went a long way toward exorcising from my mind the repugnant image of its previous occupant,” she wrote.
Speaking of exorcisms and Biden Owens’s thoughts on Trump, the president’s sister, like many Americans, appears to view the last inhabitant of the Oval Office as being on par with the devil, a characterization some people might say is unfair to Satan.
In her book, Biden Owens said, “If ever there was a force of anti-empathy in the world, it is Donald Trump. He is a bully, pure and simple — a narcissistic, incompetent, and incomplete man. He is the embodiment of resentment. His power comes from tapping into our baser instincts.”
She observed that Trump, “appealed to our lowest common denominator” and “didn’t just represent policy failure or erratic personal behaviors; he represented something darker, more primal, more insinuating, striking deeper into the heart of what made us who we are.”
Biden Owens was initially hesitant about her brother running, she said, because she “could see the campaign Trump would run. It was as vivid as a movie. Brutal. Crass. Classless. And every time I saw that movie, I would feel sick.”
(Incidentally, she wasn’t wrong. Among other things, Trump suggested his 2020 opponent was taking performance-enhancing drugs, and during the first presidential debate — the one where we later found out Trump showed up after secretly testing positive for COVID-19 — the then president interrupted Biden talking about his deceased son to call the one who’s still alive a deadbeat.)
“He had the mind not of a President, but of a vengeful dictator, and running against him felt almost degrading,” Biden Owens wrote.
Elsewhere, Biden Owens said she wasn’t surprised in the slightest that Trump chose not to attend her brother’s inauguration because, essentially, he’s a little bitch.
“A small man does not rise to the occasion,” she wrote.
A most-horrid issue, though, is the shitheel could knock her brother out of the White House in a couple of years. A thought most repugnant.
A clean-up is needed least they be nuclear:
Outstanding or not, once again here we are…
Image out front is my favorite of the T-Rump mugs, though, ‘favorite‘ does not mean in any form or fashion, as in, ‘my favorite movie,’ or ‘my favorite song.’ It’s more of an anti-appreciation/like.
And aptly titled, ‘Basic Shapes,‘ by caricaturist/illustrator Chong Jit Leong (and found here), it’s an image that displays the elemental form of a purloined sociopath — a bloated profile of flatulent bile and arrogant ignorance.