On November, 21st Trump posted an announcement on YouTube. (Hat tip to Maggie’s Farm.)
- Direct to YouTube is brilliant! Why hasn’t this been happening for a decade? You can’t stop the signal! The media can suck it!
- There’s nothing much of a surprise here but it’s damn clear. Reasonably specific. Not a lot of theatrics. Not a lot of hemming and hawing. Not a lot of poetics; “that’s not what we are”, “everything is awesome”, or “kittens are fluffy”. No soundtrack.
- It sounds like a Powerpoint slide made by someone who doesn’t beat around the bush. It’s the first time in a long time a president (or president elect) has spoken in a way that didn’t make me feel like a six year old being patted on the head.
However, it’s still politics and speeches aren’t my thing. Nor do I have a clue of how much he’ll accomplish. You don’t have to listen if you don’t want. I provided a handy translation below.
First the 2:37 message:
Now the 0:50 translation:
Things will be interesting from now on.
P.S. If you want to comment about how I’m supporting violence by quoting a B Grade movie from 1988 (that happens to be awesome)… don’t bother. It’s a joke and you’re irrelevant. I don’t care if you can’t take a joke. My dog doesn’t care if can’t take a joke. My dog and I are the full editorial staff on this particular blog and we’re not in the “enabling safe spaces” business.