Trump as Lady Gaga – WSJ

It is 12:13 a.m. and the president-elect of the United States, who has just named retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense, is watching “Saturday Night Live.” Alec Baldwin is impersonating him. The president-elect tweets: “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad.”

Twenty minutes later, from the SNL set, Alec Baldwin tweets he’ll stop if the president-elect will release his tax returns.

How is it possible that a man who selects Jim Mattis for Defense on Thursday can be in a tweet smackdown with Alec Baldwin Sunday morning?

The answer is coming into view. Donald Trump is Lady Gaga.

Source: Trump as Lady Gaga – WSJ

Plausible and funny but weak. To understand Donald Trump, where he is coming from, and where he is going – one has to read Martin Gurri.

 

3 thoughts on “Trump as Lady Gaga – WSJ

    1. If the trajectory drawn by Martin Gurri is correct, and so far he has been remarkably precise, Trump will lead the revolt of the public against global elite institutions – for a while. The final outcome of the battle is still unclear but I venture to guess that within our lifetime (and your – definitely) we will see a significant remapping of the global institutional landscape. I am not even sure whether the UN will emerge from this conflict intact.

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