It’s probably hard to believe that a Trump presser in the Oval Office in which he railed about absentee ballots and voter fraud would remind me of growing up in Brooklyn. But it did…with a little “Around the Block – News with a Twist” imagination thrown in.
Note: An earlier version of this post went out to an email distribution. Due to popular demand, I am posting it on Around the Block as well.
As the administration scrambled to contain the Trump “drink disinfectant” advice (I think that’s called an “unforced error” in tennis…oh, wait, Trump’s a golfer, maybe he should get a “mulligan.” But I digress.), among the administration’s admonitions were these:
Keeping up with the dumb theme, with regard to writing about the Trump circle, dumb is not new topic for me.
In fact, back in 2016 I posted two pieces characterizing two Trump sons as “Dumb as a box of rocks.”
Hope you enjoy the nostalgia.
Note: This was sent to me by a friend. I understand that it, like a few others, has been making the social media rounds. So forgive me if you’ve already seen it. I just couldn’t help myself as it is one of the best depictions of a Passover seder I’ve ever read.
Also, forgive me for sending out two “Around the Block” posts in one day. But with Passover almost over, this one couldn’t wait.
News with a Twist
Around the Block has learned that Donald Trump is executive producing a new weekly show to air on Fox News. Tentatively titled “GE Coronavirus Bowl,” the program will be sponsored by the General Electric company in return for a $75 billion bailout.
The show will be loosely based on the 1960’s era CBS-TV show, “GE College Bowl.”
Restaurants all over the country are doing their part to ensure that Americans who can’t go out get access to food, get fed.
Two of those restaurants stand out.
Shout outs to these restaurants and to the man who’s turning out to be our best elected leader.
In perhaps the only good news to come out of the worldwide coronavirus crisis, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced he will self-quarantine after interacting with an individual who tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
The Washington Post reported that on Friday at a CDC photo-op in Atlanta, President Trump talked about the number of people infected with the coronavirus in other countries vs. the United States. He also compared coronavirus disease with influenza.
“Over the last long period of time, you have an average of 36,000 people dying” a year, the president said, gesturing toward National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, who nodded confirmation.
Around the Block devotes today’s column to Washington Post opinion writer, Dana Milbank. Thanks, Dana for “Twisting the News” better than anyone I know.
At a recent campaign rally President Donald John Trump (I) gave the cheering crowd his predictions regarding the fast-spreading coronavirus rocking mainland China and the rest of Asia. (Reports that no “Orientals” were allowed at the rally have not been confirmed.)
Calling it “rough stuff,” Trump assuaged the crowd that it will “work out fine,” and that with warmer weather, the virus will die.