LUPICA: Trump Is Pulling A 'Best Showman' Act On The U.S.

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You get the concept that “The Best Showman,” a film about P.T. Barnum that Donald Trump reportedly watched at Camp David this weekend, wasn’t considered by Himself as being theatrical, however fairly extra of a documentary. Or coaching movie.

Barnum is the one who mentioned, famously, that there was a sucker born each minute. Clearly, once you see how simple it’s for the nation to get rolled the way in which it is being rolled now, Barnum was much more of a visionary than anybody ever knew. The one factor that hasn’t occurred but in America is popping the manufacturing of “Make America Nice Once more” right into a musical.

Fourteen months after Trump was elected, shifting up on a 12 months from when he took the oath of workplace, the present Barnumesque showmanship on the White Home entails making an previous shiny object new another time. After all this implies Hillary Clinton.

As a result of should you learn this President’s tweets or take heed to the head-exploders within the bullhorn media and aides like Howling Stephen Miller this time, after Trump received and Hillary misplaced, the one logical conclusion is that she is a better risk to the republic than Putin might ever be. The nice “Best Showman” manufacturing quantity that continues to entertain suckers in America, one constructed on a fairly wonderful premise:

That she was in it with the Russians on an election that she misplaced.

You might be presupposed to reject the notion that the precise Russian collusion within the final presidential election, which our intelligence company treats as reality and particular counsel Robert Mueller continues to research in his methodical method, was the risk to democracy. You aren’t supposed to fret that this President clearly thinks he can swing the rule of legislation on this nation, and the Justice Division, and the FBI, like a Louisville Slugger at the same time as he continues to behave as if each companies are engaged in a conspiracy in opposition to him.

No. You might be nonetheless presupposed to suppose that every one we have to do to make the nation nice once more is to ship the feds after Hillary Clinton once more.

“In concept, all people tells me I am not beneath investigation. Possibly Hillary is, I do not know, however I am not,” President Donald J. Trump mentioned to reporters at Camp David this weekend, as if telling them and the world what a fortunate boy he’s.

Donald Trump within the White Home

This got here on the finish of the identical week when Trump put this up on Twitter, and thus in lights:

“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s high help (sic), Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding primary safety protocols. She put Categorized Passwords into the fingers of overseas brokers. Keep in mind sailors photos on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept should lastly act? Additionally on Comey & others.”

Maybe the expansion right here is that the President is not calling for Abedin, previously Hillary Clinton’s high lieutenant, to get the loss of life penalty.

However Trump and all of the members of his pep squad at Fox Information get what they need now. We’re speaking about emails once more, speaking a couple of uranium deal that occurred whereas Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State that the bullhorn media needs their sucker constituency to consider was one thing that solely might have been conceived by higher legal minds than you get within the mob.

Sucker America is likewise presupposed to ignore the truth that the cope with a Canadian firm known as Uranium One needed to be unanimously authorized by 9 members of the Committee on International Funding in the US, and will solely have been stopped by then-President Obama. That is the one about not letting details, and pretty cussed ones, get in the way in which of the narrative being pushed by the President and his numerous bootlickers in Congress:

That Hillary Clinton is the fashionable model of John Dillinger.

Solely here’s what Shepard Smith, a high quality and honorable journalist who typically appears embedded at Fox Information, mentioned concerning the pay-for-play accusation in opposition to Clinton final November:

“The accusation (of pay-for-play) relies on the cost that Secretary Clinton authorized the sale. She didn’t. A committee of 9 evaluated the sale, the President authorized the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Fee and others needed to provide permits, and not one of the uranium was exported to be used by the U.S. to Russia. That’s Uranium One.”

Nonetheless: You are supposed to take a look at Clinton, and her emails, and her non-public server, not at Mueller’s investigation, which has already produced indictments for Paul Manafort, who as soon as was chairman of Trump’s marketing campaign, and Michael (Lock Her Up) Flynn. Flynn, keep in mind, was briefly Trump’s nationwide safety adviser, which now appears to have been part-time work for Flynn when he wasn’t taking cash from overseas governments with each fingers.

Look over there. Discuss Hillary Clinton and never Michael Wolff’s e book concerning the Trump White Home, which portrays the present administration as being one thing out of one other film, “Dr. Strangelove,” simply with out the laughs.

In “The Best Showman,” there may be this trade between a financial institution supervisor and P.T. Barnum:

Supervisor: “This enterprise is fairly weird.”

Barnum: “Individuals are fascinated by the bizarre and the macabre.”

Man had no thought how far into the longer term he might see, all the way in which to the present huge high, the place the ringmaster remains to be telling you to take a look at her, not him.

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