Even though Republicans decry “New York values”, President Donald Trump is a proud New Yorker- a millionaire who dreamed of conning his way to becoming a Manhattan billionaire. Trump loves New York, but the city doesn’t love him back. It seems to be a one-way street for Trump.
Almost 80 percent of his neighborhood have voted against him during the 2016 election, and ever since he became president, there has been protests outside of his Trump Tower.
Today, in the midst of Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s week-long nuclear p*ssing contest, the 98-year-old New York Daily News is getting in on the act with a blistering cover.
The image is a direct homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 classic Dr. Strangelove, in which a series of bungled communications from delusional and arrogant men plunge the world into nuclear oblivion. The headline, “Atomic Wedgie” — schoolyard slang for bullies yanking underwear over another student’s head — perfectly highlights the juvenile mindset and gamesmanship that has dominated Trump’s rein.
In the book and movie, Congress never makes any attempt to hold America’s deranged leadership accountable. Let’s hope the real-life Congress wakes up to the reality before it’s too late. Better yet, let’s demand it.