So let’s begin with Donald Sr. He and Melania shot off to Paris for Bastille Day (As if he cared about such trivial things). But, yep. Photo-ops galore where he told the world that France was “beautiful” and, to her face exclaimed to Brigitte Macron, the French president’s wife, “You’re in such good shape,” undiplomatically adding, “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.”
(She’s 64; Emmanuel Macron, 38 – a non-issue for French voters.)
But The Don had to find something to say after he had blistered France for its terrorist problems and had endorsed Macron’s ultra-right opponent Marine Le Pen in the recent election. For the most part, however, Macron was little more than a French poodle ready to leap into The Don’s lap as he noted that although he had differences with his guest on climate warming, he respected Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement. Respected?
Back home, Donald Jr. spent more time with his father confessor Sean Hannity, seeking absolution from his sloppy coverup of his meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower.
And didn’t we see The Don Sr. going on and on with televangelist Pat Robertson about the tattered Trumpcare proposal, insisting he sat around with pen in hand to sign the new document that will ruin the lives of so many poor folks.
Then we had all of those grim reports that The Don’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz, had a severe drinking problem and blew up at a critic with words that could have led to disbarment until the lawyer apologized. The Don can sure pick ‘em for his inner circle.
Then his son-in-law Jared Kushner, in need of some R&R, did his getaway with Ivanka to a Sun Valley resort that would brighten his darkest mood.
Finally, the home town papers carried photos of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, with a cute wave now bearing down on his forehead, discussing most seriously the riddles of a skull found three years ago in Akron with facial features supposed by experts. What? You must remember that Mike is running for governor and this is the sort of photo-op you can expect from him all the way to the 2018 election.
Oh. I didn’t mention rumors that Trump is considering Dancing with the Stars as his next move to prove, as the ads say, he is a real person and not an actor. That’s purely a rumor, so don’t count on more excitement from the White House for at least a day or two.
For all of his incredible political chaos, I can only point to a favorite line from Sherlock Holmes: “If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.”