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MLAA

(17,555 posts)
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 11:06 AM Dec 2022

Excellent Olivia Nuzzi article (warning, put down your coffee first her descriptions of TFG are

hilarious)

I hope this isn’t behind a paywall, I was unable to test it before posting.

One of my favorite descriptions:

‘On the day he announced his candidacy this past November, the air was heavy with oleander and snipped greenery and sea mist colliding with mold and wood polish and hotel soap and the metallic vapor of Diet Coke and the alcoholic ferment of generations of cougars in Chanel No. 5. ‘


https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/donald-trump-running-for-president-2024.html

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Excellent Olivia Nuzzi article (warning, put down your coffee first her descriptions of TFG are (Original Post) MLAA Dec 2022 OP
That was one ugly, depressing read. The F'n, murdering, orange TRAITOR** is niyad Dec 2022 #1
Hahaha! Just the excerpt is hilarious! AllyCat Dec 2022 #2
It's behind a paywall, unfortunately. Ocelot II Dec 2022 #3
I read it without a paywall malaise Dec 2022 #4
It limits how many articles you can read, and I'd already used mine jp. Ocelot II Dec 2022 #6
Possibly this link might work for you. area51 Dec 2022 #11
Thanks! Ocelot II Dec 2022 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author malaise Dec 2022 #5
No paywall for me teach1st Dec 2022 #7
Here's a free link, courtesy of another DUer Hekate Dec 2022 #16
Thanks! Ocelot II Dec 2022 #17
The Norma Desmond analogy is pure gold. badhair77 Dec 2022 #8
Total lack of self awareness! Perfect movie for him. MLAA Dec 2022 #10
Don't underestimate him Johnny2X2X Dec 2022 #9
From the article to back up your point.... ZonkerHarris Dec 2022 #14
another great paragraph about the people who may or may not work for him this time... ZonkerHarris Dec 2022 #13
So right on! The cowards! MLAA Dec 2022 #15
It is a brilliant piece of writing. I laughed in horror, then made my husband read it... Hekate Dec 2022 #18
And apparently TFG has watched it over and over and over! At least this should allow him to MLAA Dec 2022 #19
Kick dalton99a Dec 2022 #20

niyad

(115,035 posts)
1. That was one ugly, depressing read. The F'n, murdering, orange TRAITOR** is
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 11:11 AM
Dec 2022

even uglier and more clueless than even I thought. And, let's see. . .mel is beautiful. And princess sparkle pony and the plastic ken-doll took their children to Qatar (before princess took their daughter to Paris).

malaise

(270,736 posts)
4. I read it without a paywall
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 11:28 AM
Dec 2022

Love this
“Those idiot producers. Those imbeciles! Haven’t they got any eyes? Have they forgotten what a star looks like? I’ll show them. I’ll be up there again, so help me!,” Trump leaned over O’Brien’s shoulder and whispered, “

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Johnny2X2X

(19,677 posts)
9. Don't underestimate him
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 12:10 PM
Dec 2022

He still has complete control of that party. He will dust DeSantis and then ask him to be his VP.

ZonkerHarris

(24,465 posts)
14. From the article to back up your point....
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 03:03 PM
Dec 2022
No decent people want anything to do with him,” the former official said. “I think he knows he’s got a fucking F-team and he’s embarrassed by it.” Still, this person admitted, the F-team may have a point: “There are so many gross opportunists, the minute it looks like he’ll win, they’ll all be back.”

ZonkerHarris

(24,465 posts)
13. another great paragraph about the people who may or may not work for him this time...
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 03:00 PM
Dec 2022
"Among Trumpworld’s known regulars who did not flee in an outright panic, this early period of the new campaign is a time for self-interested planning. Some are reluctant to make their participation official for financial reasons; some are waiting for things to get even worse to swoop in and save the day; some are waiting to see if it does get worse so they can pretend they were never going to get involved. The people who swear they will never be dragged back sometimes do seem to mean it, but sometimes it seems they are just trying to convince themselves."

Hekate

(91,678 posts)
18. It is a brilliant piece of writing. I laughed in horror, then made my husband read it...
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 06:58 PM
Dec 2022

He was also horrified, but really fascinated at the Sunset Boulevard/Norma Desmond movie revelations, as he knows the movie better than I. At the end of her article, Olivia Nuzzi brings up the end of the movie — how the mad, washed-up movie star is tricked into coming quietly. You realize: that’s probably how Donald could be captured as well….

Do you remember how Sunset Boulevard ends? Norma Desmond shoots and kills the writer, a fraudster who has fallen under the spell of her charisma, just as he summons the courage to walk away. Her sycophantic butler flips. There are no enablers left to protect her. A final fantasy, a fake movie set, is staged in the mansion’s entryway. The lights go on, and she is lured before the cameras, where the police are waiting to haul her away.

MLAA

(17,555 posts)
19. And apparently TFG has watched it over and over and over! At least this should allow him to
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 07:04 PM
Dec 2022

recognize his end!

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