The moment that captures Trump’s REALLY scary side
PEOPLE still try to persuade me that Donald Trump is not all bad, that his mind isn’t small and his ideas aren’t cheap slogans.
My view remains this: President Trump is a sort of punishment for liberals. He is what they get when they refuse to listen to much nicer people, such as me. The trouble is, the rest of us get punished, too.
It is his instincts, above all, that frighten me. Watch the original film of his exchange at his post-election press conference with the CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
The President, like a sort of malignant marsupial, puts on a petulant, dictatorial performance. That’s his affair. I don’t much like CNN either.
But then, when it goes badly for him, he snaps ‘That’s enough’ and a White House employee makes a determined grab for the microphone (pictured). Later, Mr Acosta was banned from the White House, on the very weak excuse that he had laid hands on the female employee. Did he?
Both the Blair creature and David Cameron treated me quite badly at press conferences, by refusing to take my questions. Blair once told me, unsuccessfully, to sit down and stop being bad.
But using a state official to grab a microphone and so silence an awkward questioner is far, far worse than that.