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Friday, October 20, 2017

‘He Didn’t Even Remember His Name’

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

His name was La David T. Johnson.

His wife’s name is Myeshia Johnson.

The congresswoman from Florida is Frederica Wilson.

You would know none of this from Donald Trump’s public statement Wednesday:

“I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman.” He also asserted, “I didn’t say what that congresswoman said, didn’t say it at all. She knows it.”

The woman.

The wife.

That congresswoman.

This is a Trump habit. If he doesn’t name them as fellow humans, maybe he can pretend they’re not quite real.…

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