“Tape is a real man. Sneaky, persuasive, panicking, attacking first in anticipation of being hit, trying to push others around to lift his own fragile self-esteem.” , Gary Wills wrote about Richard Nixon in the 2017 foreword to his book, Nixon agonistWills said, perhaps unfairly, “The real tragedy of Nixon is that he never had the makings of a tragic hero. He is a sad (almost heartbreaking) comedy.”
donald trump’s scary tree rings, during which he replaced Nixon as the saddest figure in post-presidential politics. Despite its flaws, the January 6th Commission succeeded in establishing an official record of his attempt to steal the presidency (told largely by his own aides). did. A special counsel is in charge of his case. His tax returns are open to all.
A week after the midterm elections, a disastrous one for his party and his power, he announced that he would run for president again. The party and the public shrugged.
He then hinted at a “big announcement” that turned out to be a series of digital trading cards. Some of them appear to be nothing more than Photoshopped images of him from a Google search, with his face pasted. Show him as an astronaut, a sheriff, a superhero who shoots laser beams out of his eyes, among other things (even Russian state television, snickers).
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