Washington, 28 February 2017
The best barber in London is Trumpers, aka Geo F Trumper. The best President in America at the moment is Donal Trump. Hold that thought for a moment.
So yesterday I watched The Best President address the Congress. He was presidential. He was not the image at the inaugural last January who made most of us squirm at his sheer grotesqueness. He said a lot of the Okay things this time and as sure as the Tomb of the Unknown Norwegian is still in Lake Woebegone Minnesota, Congress believed him. Even the Democrats didn’t get as far as the angry protest they’d planned.
What’s happened? Simple. Trump got nasty, got elected, got it wrong a few times, got the We-Told-You-So editorials in the New York Times etc and is now listening. What’s going on?
Trump was never out to become President on a political ticket. He had no Republican agenda. Health Care Bills etc held no interest. Trump simply wanted to be President. That’s all it was. He has rubbished every institutional leader and policy maker and has proved the most damning and disturbing fact about modern Western government. We are moving to the point where we no longer need politicians.
All Trump needs is Trumpism that means the senators and congressmen and women can get something for the people who vote for them every time a new Bill comes across from the White House. It is called pork barrelling. Take defence. $54billion extra means that everyone on the Hill will get something out of it for the small or big defence defence companies in their constituencies. There’s always something to chew in a hog roast – pork barrelling.
Trump has turned the corner into the corridor of the re-electable Presidents. But in the Nation’s Capital there is a better story than that hoofing along the smart brunch tables of Georgetown.
Maybe Donald Trump only wants a single term. Why? Because he has someone in mind to succeed him. That person is another who thinks we are done with the need for politicians. Trump knows he got elected in the excitement for something new, something different and something that was not Hilary Clinton or anyone else. So what is the Trump Plan?
He stays for just one term and then his Manhattan born daughter Ivanka runs for President. That’s real dynasty and if he can from now on get it right it could happen. Trump’s numbers are going up. Regular Democrats and Republicans are going down.
Now back to the demon barber. Trump’s image is to be changed, slightly. True. You heard it here. He needs literally brushing up. So where does he go for his makeover? On the day he goes for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, Donald Trump keeps the photo-op of all photo-ops. He sits in the top right hand chair (the smartest) at Geo F Trumper’s salon on 1 Duke of York Street and get’s his cool all-American presidential short back and sides.
Duke of York Street of course is named after the royal general who marched them up to the top of the hill and marched them down again. Just what President Trump has been doing.