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Gene Lyons, “The Trump Show”


SEASON PREMIERE OF ‘THE TRUMP SHOW’ COULD GET HIGHEST RATINGS EVER
Recent events in Washington inspire nothing so much as sheer disbelief. Is this a government or a sitcom? Impeach Trump? Why not offer him a prime-time gig on Fox News instead?
For the right price, he might take it.
“The Trump Show” could qualify as a brand-new genre: “unreality TV” — whining, boasting, empty threats, laugh track and all.
Recently humiliated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the president of the United States has taken to feuding with far-right insult comic Ann Coulter. Until recently his champion — Trump seemingly shut down the U.S. government because she demanded it — Coulter reacted to its reopening by tweeting:
“Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush. As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States.”
In the real world, the recently deceased President Bush flew 58 combat missions in the Pacific during World War II, before and after being shot down and later rescued by a U.S. submarine. Later in life, however, he was often polite to Democrats, making him a coward by Coulter’s reckoning.
No less an authority than former Speaker Newt Gingrich rose to Trump’s defense, pointing out that the blond ectomorph had no clue how to put together a congressional majority. Because when it comes to shutting down the government and throwing public tantrums, nobody knows better than Newt.
Coulter responded rudely: “To those who would attack Newt, please remember that just as collusion is not a crime, kissing the emperor’s ass violates no federal law.”
Meanwhile, Emperor Trump broke into rhyming couplets that sounded like nothing so much as O.J. Simpson’s late defense attorney Johnny Cochrane.
Cochrane: “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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