Saturday, July 28, 2018

You Do Not Know Anyone as Stupid as Donald Trump

Fran Lebowitz gave a fascinating interview to The Guardian. The headline, "You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump," is a real grabber.

Lebowitz recalled that most horrible election night of the century - for America and the rest of the world.
Echoing the reported opinion of former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, Lebowitz thinks the biggest danger of Trump is that he is a moron. “Everyone says he is crazy – which maybe he is – but the scarier thing about him is that he is stupid. You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump. You just don’t.” 
Lebowitz is still shocked that Trump won. Part of the shock is that she was living so fully in a liberal New York bubble. “I had zero belief he would win. I have never been so wrong in my life. And being right is something I cherish. It’s really important to me to be right.” 
It’s one of three nights burned entirely into 67-year-old Lebowitz’s memory – on a par with the Kennedy assassination and 9/11. “I remember every single second of the whole day – voting, everything – the whole day.”
She voted and went to lunch, and on the way home she felt like New York was getting ready to welcome its first female president. She walked past a party being set up, hosted by Harvey Weinstein. They said, “See you tonight, Ms Lebowitz!” But she didn’t attend that party, opting instead for the party of the then Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter. 
“Everyone was in a great mood and there were these huge American flags draped everywhere. Everyone was drinking champagne.”
From time to time over the night, Lebowitz popped into the kitchen to look at the election map on TV and, with each visit, became increasingly nervous. The map was turning red. 
...Graydon had in his hands two martinis and a waiter said ‘You want another?’ and he said ‘Yes!’ He couldn’t even hold them. At a certain point [another] friend of mine said, ‘I’m going home, I can’t take this – I’m not tough enough. I’m going home to take drugs.’ This is a man my age, a very distinguished man.”

Lebowitz went home to SoHo through neighbourhoods usually busy with nightlife. “But there was no one in the streets – it was nothing. It was like grief inside those houses. It was horrible. I felt that strongly affected emotionally for at least a month. My level of rage, always high, is now in fever pitch all the time.”
Lebowitz believes naked racism is behind Trump’s election. “He allowed people to express their racism and bigotry in a way that they haven’t been able to in quite a while and they really love him for that. It’s a shocking thing to realise people love their hatred more than they care about their own actual lives. The hatred – what is that about? It’s a fear of your own weakness.”


Jay Farquharson said...

As the constant and continual Cletus Safari's by the MSM to Trumplandia and Brexiteerism,

"Economic Anxiety" = racist Nazi's

"Sovereignity"= racist POS

Trailblazer said...

You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump,"
Does not say much for those that elected him , does it?

Dumping on Trump is senseless.
Dumping on those that voted for him is going to be very difficult as they are more numerous than we would like to believe.


Jay Farquharson said...

Nope. The Mango Hued Shitgibbon got only 46.1% of the vote, in a racist, mysoginist society, 3,000,000 less votes than a woman who has been villified by the MSM for 40 years.

Hair Twitler got less than 23.4% of the electorate,

but still won because of "reasons".

Current survey's have Treason Tribble Трамп's support down to 15%-16% of the electorate and dropping.

Putin's Meatpuppet still polls "well-ish" amongst Rethugs, but there's 28 million Republicans that have quit the party since 2016.

“We lost $817 billion a year, over the last number of years in trade. In other words, if we didn’t trade, we’d save a hell of a lot of money.”

— Trump, speaking in Granite City, Ill., on Thursday

Karl Kolchak said...

If Trump is that stupid, what does it make Hillary--who LOST to someone who is really THAT stupid? Stupider than that, I gather.

I'm an American leftist--and I've come to realize that contrary to popular opinion, liberals are probably the STUPIDEST people in the country. After all, you have to be monumentally, mind-bogglingly stupid to keep on repeating the same old mistakes (such as nominating sellout centrist Wall Street and war contractor shills) again and again and again while expecting different results.

John B. said...

Among my few dozens of associates who've been involved in canvassing and other activities in support of political candidates and with whom I had occasion to discuss the last US Presidential election while the campaigns were taking place, there are few if any who would have voted for Trump. Yet while none of them had access to Robby Mook's analytics, almost all of them anticipated that Trump would win once it was certain that Mrs. Clinton had the nomination. This expectation wasn't limited to the dedicated lefties. I understand that this view from Canada might have been influenced by our location in the Southern Ontario rustbelt.

I'm sure there's much more to it than putting the coal miners out of work and sneering at baskets of deplorables, but once the latter had taken place it was end of discussion. The biggest surprise coming out of the election is that people such as Fran Liebowitz could be so surprised by its outcome. I don't suppose Chris Hedges shares in either of them.

Northern PoV said...

"Lebowitz believes naked racism is behind Trump’s election"

What about the Ruskies?

Northern PoV said...

More comment on tRump
"Conjuring up the current president’s foreign-policy doctrine is like arguing that the Teletubbies have a theology. After all, this president approaches global affairs the way a teenager with attention-deficit disorder might tackle War and Peace. To call Trump scattershot in his approach would be generous. He doesn’t even have sufficient command of the relevant vocabulary to formulate a doctrine."

It's all about the entertainment value... distraction while they destroy health care, etc etc

Interesting parallel in Ontario:

"Our eyes, in other words, will be constantly directed towards the shiny, noisy object – municipal governance! — and therefore away from all the other stuff taking place in the wings. My own guess – based only upon watching what’s gone down so far – is that the file voters need to be distracted from watching is health care reform."

Anonymous said...

What a weird degenerate jew this Lebowitch is...

Jay Farquharson said...


Hillary Clinton won the popular vote,

won the most Districts,

won the most States,

In a Democracy, that would be good enough, but the US isn't a democracy.

Still, it took a massive coordinated campaign of fake news, lies, ratfucking, voter suppression, electoral hacking by the Russian FSB, the Russian Military GRU, the Republican Party, the NRA, the Mercers, the Trump Campaign, the Stein Campaign, the Saunders Campaign, Wikileaks, RT, Spudnik, and an army of bots and trolls,

and of course the uncoordinated pile on of the MSM, the FTFNYT, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and a bunch of Click for Profit fake news slackers,

to deliver a mere 80,000 votes in 3 States to the Mango Hued Shitgibbon,

and in the end, the Electoral College did what it was created to do, suppress democracy and ensure White Supremacy.


Jay Farquharson said...

And the Nazi's show up,......

Jay Farquharson said...

If you've been following the MSM Cletus Safari's, racism is the driver of the Trump voter.

Anonymous said...


i wonder what will happen , when he win the 2020