A high point in my life was a scholarship as an undergrad for a year at Uni in the USA. Most exciting, off the farm, off in a big flashy jet and over the Atlantic in the early seventies – all paid for. I say What Ho! Jeeves!
So while this Brit was over there President Nixon and cronies bugged Watergate and I got the bug of following the twists and turns, the lies and deceptions and ultimately the downfall of the most important government in the world. I was bitten and smitten, some perverted part of me enjoys with relish how the mighty become fallen. Well they don’t come bigger than POTUS in the blond and hirsute form of Tyrant Trump.
The latest tasty coil becoming a subject of chatter and speculation on the MSNBC news channel is whether the formerly right hand man of his, the now guilty disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen is how on tape with Trump he was tasked with trying to buy from David Pecker- the owner of the National Enquirer – the contents of his safe. These stories are now known as “the dirt”. They were unpublished as a favour to his friends, but now he has ‘flipped’ and is talking to prosecutors through a plea deal to escape or ease criminal indictment and possible jail.
Some of the most outlandish suggestions are that “the dirt” on Trump includes such allegations as
- More sexual affairs and peccadilloes
- Illegitimate children – a real shocker
- Abortions – fatal for his evangelical Christian base
- Potential Blackmail – of Trump and other celebrities
Many commentators no longer qualify remarks on his mendacity but just call him a liar, pure and simple. Short term untruths are what he instantly turns to when cornered, and nationalistic populist white supremacism is the basis of his appeal after Obama the first black president.
“The dirt” in the safe is being seen as the equivalent of Nixon’s recordings in 1973, the tapes in the White House which finally did for him. Presently their whereabouts are unknown as the safe contents were removed during the presidential campaign – for safety reasons!