Standing underneath a portrait of whom most consider the greatest president whoever took the oath of office, Abraham Lincoln, Trump presides over a pornography of fast food abominations worthy only of broke college students after 10pm on a school night. Not national college football championship winners who are taking their, probably, first trip to the White House. Trump presenting a banquet of crappy meals beneath a portrait of a man who uttered the words on a bleak battlefield “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth” meanwhile one century, two score and sixteen year later, he tweets words like “covfefe” and “hamberders” offers a stark commentary on the deviant posturing of this administration for the past two years.
Trump’s thumbs tweet perpetual taradiddles that are as pervasive as the trans-fat globules that congealed on cold pizza and Wendy’s quarter-pounders served to championship players. He’s holding the American people hostage by failing to sign a budget as some sycophantic joke, just like one of the Clemson players who thought it was joke that they’d be being served something from a drive-thru dollar menu. Just like his tawdry quotes from “Build that wall!” to “Lock her up!” and of course “Make America Great Again,” Trump, baptized in the rotten brilliance of his own mind, has the catchpenny McNuggets served on actual silver platters. His relationships with Russia have prompted a counterintelligence investigation with him at the center and his relationship with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia are odorous stenches that waft through the hallways of the American democratic republic like the fetid smells of gourmet fast food dining in the halls of the White House yesterday.
The image of Trump serving a cornucopia of dollar menu dives as if it were fine dining—while candelabra are lit—it’s clear American culture has finally birthed the true essence of what America was from its beginning: a huckster in a budget suit and bad hair that consumes cheap things in excess and has the nerve to call it great.