Trump “Loves Concord!”

News with a Twist

And Grossinger’s too?

At a rally in New Hampshire last night President Donald Trump (I) said,

“Concord, I love Concord. I love Concord, oh Concord. You know how famous Concord is. Concord that’s the same Concord that we read about all the time, right. Concord. I love Concord!”

But, of course, Trump (I) was in New Hampshire and while he thought he was talking about the Concord in the Granite State, the famous Concord he was referencing was the Massachusetts town of ‘the shot heard round the world’ fame, when the revolutionaries first fired on the British during the Battle of Concord in 1775.

Ah well, you can’t expect a busy man like the president of the United States to remember everything about American history.

But wait, wasn’t it just last week that he congratulated ‘the Great state of Kansas’ for the Kansas City Chiefs win in the Super Bowl? The Chiefs are actually based in Missouri.

Or anything, I guess.

So, what’s the cause of these presidential historical and geographical gaffes? As usual Around the Block has the answer.

We’ve learned, exclusively, that as a teenager in the ’60’s little Donald’s favorite song was Sam Cooke’s “What a Wonderful World.” In fact, it became his mantra, affecting every aspect of his life and career going forward.

For those readers not familiar with the lyrics, here they are:

What a Wonderful World by Sam Cooke

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the French I took
But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me, too
What a wonderful world this would be
Don’t know much about geography
Don’t know much trigonometry
Don’t know much about algebra
Don’t know what a slide rule is for
But I do know one and one is two
And if this one could be with you What a wonderful world this would be

So, no history, no science, no geography. But apparently, the secret to Trump’s (I) astounding business success is that he knows that “one and one is two.” (And, that he received $413 million from his father.)

Thanks, Sam Cooke, for your service to the nation.

Borscht Belt Rivals: Concord and Grossinger’s

By the way, in the press gaggle after the rally, Trump (I) mentioned the other “Concord” he loves…The Concord Hotel in the Catskills. When asked about why The Concord and not it’s famous Borscht Belt rival, Grossinger’s, Trump said, “That Jenny Grossinger, what a meeskite! Couldn’t go to a hotel run by such an ugly woman.”

Published by Ted Block

Ted Block is a veteran “Mad Man,” having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account management director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also a guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

2 thoughts on “Trump “Loves Concord!”

  1. Cannot make this up……however, yup, this IS our President….mind you…..a University of Penn. graduate! Scary, Ted, just watching MSNBC and they announced that the prosecutors of Roger Stone have resigned in protest of interference by the President/ D of J – Barr……beyond belief what is happening!


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