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Buster Gammons

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dinner With The Two-Scoop Kid

As you may know, Dolt 45 recently invited three Time magazine correspondents for a highly-choreographed photo-op tour of the White House, followed by a four-course dinner in the Blue Room.  The tour was standard spin, but the dinner was revealing.  As Time reported on May 11th:

"As he settles down, they bring him a diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water.  For the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests.  When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce.  At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else."

He's living every little kid's dream -- more ice cream.

Now let's turn to Frank Bruni's May 14th column in the New York Times:

"By the magazine's account, there was no explanation.  None was needed.  He's the president and you're not.

"One scoop of imperiousness.  Another of insecurity.  Top generously with impulsiveness.  That's Trump -- a raging, pouting child.

"He's our youngest president ever.  When I picture him at that Time magazine dinner, with a portion bigger than anybody else's, I don't see him on a throne, I see him on a highchair, keeping his audience guessing about just how much ice cream he'll fling against the wall."

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