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Monday, October 23, 2017

Donald Trump expressed his disdain, not to mention his uncontrollable rage, at the publication of salacious, unverified gossip — if that gossip is about him. But no matter how much he fumes and rants, the president-elect will now learn that such rumors, gleaned from the opposition dossier about alleged Russian blackmail material on him, can reverberate forever. As Trevor Noah suggests, with plenty of comical examples, everything we hear or have ever heard about this man will henceforth be interpreted in light of his supposed affinity for “watersports” mentioned in that dossier. (Like that infomercial where he declares: “I never miss a golden opportunity!”)

The Daily Show host feels a natural sympathy toward the orange-hued billionaire now, as must Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ted Cruz, all of them victims of equally dubious tales — from birtherism to the JFK assassination. How could anyone justify spreading stories that are so obviously and completely false? Trump would never do that…

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