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Classless

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I don’t even know what to say about this, but I’ll try.

Yesterday Donald Trump had visitors at the White House. Namely, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin. They posed for photos, like the one above, which … again, I don’t even know what to say about this, but I’ll try. “See, Kid Rock, this is a piece of paper. And I write on it. With a pen. Then I hold it up and look bigly important. And stuff.”

Were I forced to rank the people in the image, from most digestible to least, I’d go …

• 1. Rock

• 2. Palin

• 3. Nugent

• 4. Trump

I mean, at some point in his life Kid Rock seemed like a pretty progressive guy. I don’t know what happened, but at least he had a flicker. And Palin is, more than anything, dumb. And dumb elicits sympathy. Nugent seems like a sinister guy, what with his random rantings against blacks and gays. But no one on the planet is as bad as the orange puddle, who symbolizes everything wrong with humanity, as well as everything wrong with humanity’s judgement of character.

But, wait! It gets worse. Before leaving, the three visitors posed for this gem of an image …

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And what I want to say, in all seriousness, is … classless.

Just fucking classless.

Truly, of all the awful things Donald Trump has brought to America, perhaps the item that hits me hardest is the eroding away of decorum, of decency, of sincerity, of appreciation. Or, put different: You’re in the fucking White House, not one of your casinos. Hillary Clinton was the First Lady. Whether you love her or loathe her, to have people pose like that … it’s just so …

so …

so …

Classless.

  • Ted Mark

    Couldn’t have said it better. Whoever allowed this photo should be fired.

  • JOregon

    I don’t know why people don’t understand that Donald Trump is just poor white trash with money.
    Those are his people.

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