I am still trying, as I did with most of last year, to have a Trump Free Year.
But I find that achieving such a goal is getting harder and harder.
If I think back to the any previous President of the United States, you know, one of the ones who was nowhere near as good, or did anywhere near as much as Trump, I can’t think that I had to go out of my way to avoid news stories about them on a daily basis. But Trump is everywhere. Like a bad smell, fittingly.
It seems that everything he does – or doesn’t do – has to be shouted from the rooftops.
And I have to avoid it all. I don’t want to know about his bloody wall. The wall, incidentally, which is in itself a stealth measure to get Trump mentioned in other stories which start out about one thing and turn, unrelentingly, to the straw-haired fucknugget. Yesterday I read a story about the wall – cue sinister music – and how it would be cutting one of Elon Musk’s launch sites in two. And that morphed into a story about Trump and I had to abort it.
But then, I shouldn’t have clicked anyway, because a) the wall and b) Elon Musk is an occasional fucknugget as well (see: any tantrum regarding the non-use of his submarine to rescue Thai boys from mines).
But everything’s Trump.
The fact that Trump is really, really confident of a trade deal with the UK is reason enough to stop Brexit dead in the water. We don’t need that shit. We’ll already be out in the streets trading jeans for bread and whatever other stereotypical things we used to laugh about when Russia did it. We don’t need the aforementioned fucknugget selling his shit at highly inflated prices because the US – and him in particular – does so much for the rest of the world that they should be paid accordingly.
I had to flick past four stories on my MSN news homepage all concerning that tosspot before I got to the real nitty-gritty – why Ben Affleck quit as Batman. I haven’t read that either – the answer’s because a) he was shit at it and b) the DC movie universe is a massive uncoordinated shitstorm that would be dead on it’s arse without Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins. But mainly because he was shit.
I know that I’m going to slip back to the darkside. I know I’m going to start reading stories concerning Trump again. I can feel it. I don’t want it to happen. But then, I also didn’t want my entire Facebook news feed to be endless “hilarious” comments on Rate My Plate, but that still happened. Until I worked out how to block it all so I never have to see it again.
I wish I could block Trump so I never have to see it again.