Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 23, 01 Year, Trumpland: Trumpian Dinner and a Show

An hour before dinner the call comes. While Lil' Donald polishes his hair, North Korea test fired a ballistic missile which landed in the Sea of Japan. Despite receiving this news, the show must go on. Rather than a private dinner, Lil' Donald takes the Prime Minster of Japan to dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Lil' Donald loves making these grand entrances as patrons with huge checkbooks get a few moments with "THE PRESIDENT".

Sitting on the terrace, eating their salads, Donald took the call from his "mobile phone in the middle of the table" about a missile that was SHOT AN HOUR BEFORE. (Insert voice of outrage here.) WHAT!? The president of the United States and the Japanese Prime Minister ate iceberg lettuce and took a call on a cell phone concerning national security in the middle of a private dining room while other patrons looked on and waiters came and went at the table?!!!!

Conducting national security in a public setting.

Imagine the conversation in the kitchen as the waiter announces the latest to the chief. Where the fuck is the line for confidentiality? Diners enjoy the drama as they lean in to hear the conversation. Lil' Donald and his guests crowd together over the paperwork and phone calls to Tokyo and Washington.CNN reports:
Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and chief strategist Steve Bannon left their seats to huddle closer to Trump as documents were produced and phone calls were placed to officials in Washington and Tokyo.
It was so dark on the patio that the moonlight and candles weren't enough to read, but the light from cell phones seemed to help. Seriously.

But wait! There's more! The entertainment for Mar-a-Lago patrons doesn't end here. A wedding was underway in the ballroom. Lil' Donald can't resist the limelight and attention. After mentioning seeing the wedding party on the lawn earlier in the day, here's the telling statement: "They've been members of this club for a long time," Trump said of the newlyweds. "They've paid me a fortune."

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