The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: How Could Anyone Justify Spreading Unverified Gossip About Trump?

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…

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Former President Donald Trump at an American military cemetery near Paris in 2018

AP Photo by Jacquelyn Martin

To help me write more columns like this one, as well as my screeds attacking traitorous Republicans, please consider becoming a paid subscriber.

Keep reading...Show less

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}