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Zorro

(15,730 posts)
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:29 AM Sep 2021

Trump Offers to Buy Robert E. Lee Statue for His Bedroom

RICHMOND (The Borowitz Report)—After a statue of Robert E. Lee was removed from Richmond, Virginia, Donald J. Trump offered to buy the monument for his bedroom at Mar-a-Lago.

“It’s a beautiful statue of a beautiful man, and, quite frankly, there’s no one I’d rather wake up to every morning,” he said.

Stating that the removal of the statue “should never have been allowed to happen in this country,” Trump said that he had offered Virginia a statue of himself in return.

“I can’t think of a better person to take Robert E. Lee’s place than Trump,” he said. “I’ll even throw in free shipping, like that loser Bezos.”

Asked why he had decided to place the Civil War statue in his bedroom, Trump said that his wife, Melania, had asked him to put it someplace where she wouldn’t see it.

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-offers-to-buy-robert-e-lee-statue-for-his-bedroom

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Trump Offers to Buy Robert E. Lee Statue for His Bedroom (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2021 OP
Bazinga!! underpants Sep 2021 #1
He wants to wake up every morning to the statue instead of Melanie because the statue is warmer. Dustlawyer Sep 2021 #23
LOL bluedevil4 Sep 2021 #2
I would think that Melanomia would like the Lee statue in their bedroom... Raster Sep 2021 #3
LOL! n/t NH Ethylene Sep 2021 #8
I was thinking she had her eye on the horse leftieNanner Sep 2021 #16
Well you know, feast or famine! Raster Sep 2021 #19
LOL!!! Ilsa Sep 2021 #20
Had to look to see if it was Borowitz. niyad Sep 2021 #4
I can't understand why he doesn't put them exboyfil Sep 2021 #5
Hah! Great idea. maddiemom Sep 2021 #39
I know this is a work of fiction EYESORE 9001 Sep 2021 #6
They write these articles so well! Prof. Toru Tanaka Sep 2021 #7
I thought this was for real. LMAO LiberalFighter Sep 2021 #9
"Someplace where she wouldn't see it"... Wounded Bear Sep 2021 #10
Bravo! nt Ilsa Sep 2021 #21
That rusty, birdshit-covered statue of a monster is too pretty for Mar A Guano. lagomorph777 Sep 2021 #11
As usual, he can't get anything into his bedroom without paying for it. dameatball Sep 2021 #12
Great comment! tikka Sep 2021 #13
Easy chuckle which led to wondering what Lee would think of Trump. Probably not much. dameatball Sep 2021 #24
Totally DUzy worthy! Brother Buzz Sep 2021 #27
Well, at least the statue isn't MissMillie Sep 2021 #34
Ha! Yeah, she's a piece of work in her own way. dameatball Sep 2021 #35
I can image him spray painting it gold. tikka Sep 2021 #14
well llashram Sep 2021 #15
"Trump said that his wife, Melania, had asked him to put it someplace where she wouldn't see it." Escurumbele Sep 2021 #17
Borowitz does raise an important point though... The Unmitigated Gall Sep 2021 #18
You guys are killing me. It was cut up in pieces yesterday. Evolve Dammit Sep 2021 #22
Kudos Borowitz! JohnnyRingo Sep 2021 #25
I knew it had to be Borowitz. SergeStorms Sep 2021 #26
OMG, you got me! Knowing Trump's depravity, I thought it was true liberal_mama Sep 2021 #28
Hi Ho Silver! Giddyup Trigger! bucolic_frolic Sep 2021 #29
In his mind, and to the like-minded, Wednesdays Sep 2021 #38
Lol! Bristlecone Sep 2021 #30
He only wants the horse Traildogbob Sep 2021 #31
Totally unbelievable MurrayDelph Sep 2021 #32
Who has less contact with Dotard anymore? Melania or Rudy? keithbvadu2 Sep 2021 #33
Hey! lonely bird Sep 2021 #36
He's going to need a whole case of gold glitter spray paint. jeffreyi Sep 2021 #37
So long, Melania! Nt librechik Sep 2021 #40

Raster

(20,998 posts)
3. I would think that Melanomia would like the Lee statue in their bedroom...
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:39 AM
Sep 2021

...you know, a last ditch effort for a stiff man.

exboyfil

(17,862 posts)
5. I can't understand why he doesn't put them
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:44 AM
Sep 2021

out in front of his properties? Him and the others that own large properties that think we are erasing history. Place it in front of his Washington, DC hotel. It wasn't like Lee actually ever made it there. This could be Lee's consolation prize.

Prof. Toru Tanaka

(1,950 posts)
7. They write these articles so well!
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:51 AM
Sep 2021


It is easy to imagine these quotes coming directly from the horse's ass (I mean mouth).

It is also easy to imagine Trump offering a statue of himself in trade. He is that arrogant and delusional.

And Melania's request gave me a great laugh!

Very well done, Borowitz!

Wounded Bear

(58,618 posts)
10. "Someplace where she wouldn't see it"...
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:54 AM
Sep 2021

somehow I don't think she had his bedroom in mind when she said that.

Escurumbele

(3,383 posts)
17. "Trump said that his wife, Melania, had asked him to put it someplace where she wouldn't see it."
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 12:26 PM
Sep 2021

What a great line, I could not stop laughing...Borowitz is a genius...

SergeStorms

(19,190 posts)
26. I knew it had to be Borowitz.
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 01:01 PM
Sep 2021

He telegraphed it in the headline. He's getting pretty sloppy with that. There was I time when my outrage wasn't quelled until I clicked on the link. Now I can tell just from reading the headline.

He's slipping, but that's alright. There's no one close to him in biting political satire.

liberal_mama

(1,495 posts)
28. OMG, you got me! Knowing Trump's depravity, I thought it was true
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 01:17 PM
Sep 2021

So funny! It sure seems like something Trump would do. I was just about to send it to my sister when I saw it was Borowitz!

That part where he said about the free shipping, like Loser Bezos, lol. My mouth was hanging open in disgust.

bucolic_frolic

(43,115 posts)
29. Hi Ho Silver! Giddyup Trigger!
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 01:21 PM
Sep 2021

If he hated soldiers who were captured, why does he like generals who were defeated?

Traildogbob

(8,703 posts)
31. He only wants the horse
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 01:33 PM
Sep 2021

He need something to ride in that room. Melania is will take Lee and his constant stiff penis in HER bedroom.

keithbvadu2

(36,724 posts)
33. Who has less contact with Dotard anymore? Melania or Rudy?
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 01:57 PM
Sep 2021

Who has less contact with Dotard anymore? Melania or Rudy?

lonely bird

(1,685 posts)
36. Hey!
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 02:07 PM
Sep 2021

Just make sure his check clears.

Yeah, I know it ain’t real but then neither is Trump’s “wealth”.

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