Saturday, August 20, 2016

Let Them Eat Play-Doh

Via Tengrain (I seem to be relying on him for blog-inspiration a lot lately), we have pictures of Donald Trump handing out cases of Play-Doh to survivors of the recent Louisiana floods:

Generally speaking, if you are going to disrupt a relief effort in order to have a photo op, it's best to hand out actual emergency supplies rather than Play-Doh. While Play-Doh is, strictly speaking, edible, it is not a foodstuff and really shouldn't be eaten unless one is in extremis. Maybe Trump thinks it's what the lower classes eat, probably because his fans are a bunch of paste-eaters, but "let them eat Play-Doh" shows a callousness beyond that attributed to Marie-Antoinette, at least she was said to enjoin the peasants to eat real food.


tony in san diego said...

He ran out of bacon.

bowtiejack said...

Nicely done. "Paste-eaters" just nails it.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He ran out of bacon.

That joke never gets old.

Nicely done. "Paste-eaters" just nails it.

Thanks, I live to serve.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

the real joke of that is that the Governor told the President and Candidates to stay away, the security and press would hamper relief efforts. Clinton left well enough alone (she seems content to watch continually footbullet), Obama waited until the Gov said it would be OK, but Trump just barreled in for a 49 second photo op, of a truckload of goods that weren't even from him). Just what the Governor said would be most counterproductive.

Also, his much-ballyhooed $100,000 donation went to Tony Perkins' church; since Perkins lost his house in the flood (God is giving you a hint, Tony) and if you think Perkins is not going to find a way to pass that many through to rebuild his mansion....