Archive for the ‘Trump Cards and Canards’ Category

“So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki…”  @realDonaldTrump 9:53 PM – Jul 18, 2018 Well I certainly failed that IQ test, so ask not for whom the Bell-shaped curve tolls. Though I do think that we may have belatedly discovered an exception to John Donne’s accompanying […]


“Nobody does self-deprecating humour better than I do,”  Donald Trump modestly addresses politicians and journalists in Washington, DC March 2018. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston’s book “The Making of Donald Trump”*, published just before the 2016 election, is deeply researched and compulsive reading. It’s a shame it wasn’t compulsory reading pre-election . The […]


 “…you understand the expression ‘prime the pump’?……Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just…I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do”. President Trump 4 May 2017* The group of editors from The Economist […]


“Our ties with Mexico will be much more firmly established in 2012 because, some time within the next 50 years, the Mexican border will become as the Canadian border, a free one, with the formalities and red tape of ingress and egress cuts to a minimum so that the residents of both countries can travel […]


  “This story is a fabrication and has long been discredited. I am amazed it is still making the rounds.”  Brian McAllister Linn, historian and author of Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940. With the usual mix of fascination and incredulity I watched part of the live broadcast of Donald Trump’s […]