‘Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America and All the Ships at Sea,’ you’re not going to believe what Trump told Hannity about declassifying the documents he stole


Does Trump also think he can declassify government documents by “plunking his magic twanger” like Froggy the Gremlin?

Some of you are old enough to remember gossip columnist and radio/TV host Walter Winchell’s signature opening:

‘Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America and All the Ships at Sea’

Today I saw a news clip that’s worthy of Winchell’s legendary introduction. So, without further ado, Mr. and Mrs. America, all ships at sea, everyone on line or in your cars, anyone in range of Around the Block, anyone with a brain, and, most importantly, anyone still wearing a MAGA hat, I give you the former, twice impeached President of the United States, Donald Trump:

In case you couldn’t stand watching this for the entire 51 seconds, here’s the key Q&A:

Q: Is there a process for presidential declassification? A: “There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it. If you’re the President of the United States you can declassify just by saying it, even by thinking about it. There can be a process but there doesn’t have to be a process. I declassified everything.”

Sean Hannity, the great journalist, that he is missed the opportunity for a great follow-up question: Does that mean, Mr. President, that you could simply wave a magic wand over the documents to declassify them, let’s say, for example, if you’re too busy to think about it or because you’re deep in thought about when your people will bring you your next cheeseburger?”

If only Uncle Walt Disney was still alive. What an animated film he could produce.



The new animated feature film from Disney with songs like “When You Wish Upon a Star…Makes No Difference How Corrupt You Are;” “A Whole New Trump World;” “Whistle While You Don’t Work;” “Supercalifragilisticexpitrumadoucious;” “Bibbidi-Trumpidee-Boo;” “Trump-A-Dee-Doo-Dah;” and other classics.

On a final serious note, you might have missed this from the Trump interview: “…because you’re sending it [the documents] to Mar-a-Lago or to wherever you’re sending it…”

Wherever you’re sending it? Is he suggesting that there are more purloined documents in other Trump hideaways? Is this a case of “Wait, there’s more!” Merrick Garland, are you listening?

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.

6 thoughts on “‘Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America and All the Ships at Sea,’ you’re not going to believe what Trump told Hannity about declassifying the documents he stole

  1. I love this Ted. He gives you such opportunities to be creative. I reposted to my timeline. A few people who need to read it may. At least I hope they will.

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. I do hope the Fox watching public can finally come around to see the absurdity of any further support for this con man. Really, what does it take? The Fifth Avenue boast about shooting in the street?


  3. Another great post Ted. Brings back great memories of listening to Walter Winchell on the radio with my parents on Sunday evenings.


  4. Gee, and I thought just by thinking of my love to you and Sharon that it would get to you!!!! Guess I have to watch what I think!!!

    L’Shana Tova to you two.




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