Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Nicholas Kristof: “It’s breathtaking to see an American president emerge as a spokesman for the dictator of North Korea.”

And then there was this comment:

“They have great beaches. You see that whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, right? I said ‘Boy, look at that view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo behind?’ And I explained, I said, you know, instead of doing that you could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real-estate perspective.”
As Elaine can attest, I thought that hotels were going to come into the discussion.

[DK: Dunning K. Trump. With apologies to DKNY. I have transcribed Trump’s remarks about beaches to add the behind and you know that the Times omitted.]

comments: 3

Pete said...

Good lord. Even while (ostensibly) trying to save the world from nuclear annihilation, he can’t stop thinking about lining his own pockets.

Frex said...

That's weirdly brilliant though!
Why blow things up when you can exploit them instead?
Catch more flies with honey...

It's like marketers who point out you don't have to steal people's email addresses, you can get them to give them to you---
just hand out some free trinket or a chance to win something if they sign up.

Michael Leddy said...

Speaking of free trinkets: did you notice the USB fans that journalists received in their gift bags?