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1/11/17

USA: Donald Trump Press Conference Was a Live Performance from an Aspiring American Dictator - by Charles P. Pierce

All over Capitol Hill, anywhere there was a TV monitor of any kind tucked into marble alcoves or behind brass representations of long-dead American heroes, people gathered in small knots to watch the press conference being conducted by the man who, two weeks hence, will be able to issue killing orders from this very city.

There was a quiver running through all the groups, as though we'd all been granted a guided tour of the Fuhrerbunker just as the Red Army was arriving three blocks down the platz. 

What was beaming in from New York was nothing less than a genuine aspiring American dictator having what amounted to a very public tantrum. By the way, you knew it was a bag job when you saw that El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago had brought in his own personal claque of hecklers and cheerleaders. 

(It should be noted for the record that the "fake news" chant is merely lugenpresse for the digital age.) 

And the first thing he did on Wednesday morning was intimate that it's the American intelligence community that is a bunch of fascists.

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