Ugly Friday

April 26, 2024

Ugly on a Friday — overcast this near noon in California’s Central Valley, yet nothing like the hideous goings-on back East. History’s real-time living sucks.

In a for instance: T-Rump this morning being the piece-of-shit asshole with the horrible, shitty irony of being a total-creep of an unfaithful husband (Business Insider):

It’s better than a Hallmark greeting card.

In front of television cameras and a gaggle of journalists, former President Donald Trump wished his wife, Melania Trump, a very happy birthday Friday morning, moments before he entered the courtroom for his criminal hush-money trial.

“I want to start by wishing my wife Melania a very happy birthday,” he told reporters in the downtown Manhattan courthouse hallway. “It’d be nice to be with her, but I’m at a courthouse for a rigged trial.”

We live in frightful, yet most-interesting times:

A bit of detail (Mother Jones):

Trump is correct in that he is legally restricted from being anywhere but the Manhattan courthouse where he faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to an alleged affair he had with adult film star, Stormy Daniels. The trial, however, is not rigged and is instead the direct result of an alleged extramarital relationship, which reportedly involved spanking and hours of watching Shark Week together, carried out just months after Melania had given birth.

So how does Melania feel about her name being invoked this morning before dozens of cameras, especially for a birthday message that mostly served as a template to rail against prosecutors? The former first lady remains largely sequestered in Mar-a-Lago and has not accompanied her husband at his many court appearances (nor has any Trump family member for that matter). So I doubt we’ll hear from her.

As Trump’s lawyers argue, rather needlessly and hazardously, that Trump never had sex with Daniels or the other two women allegedly involved in potential cover-up payments, Melania’s silence should not be lost on any of us. I interpret it as the only sensible response to the humiliation of marrying Donald J. Trump.

Further and most likely next on the agenda — money sucking:

Funny if not so freaking serious.

Nightmare times, or not, yet once again here we are…

(Illustration out front: ‘President Trump,’ by Jonathan Bass, found here.)

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