Reading Facebook posts happily gloating at the demise of Paul Nuttall and Milo, suggesting that's the last we've seen of them, it seems some people have never come across an Unflushable before. I am reminded of a book I saw, just this weekend in the charity bookshop. From 1991, John O'Donnell's book Trumped is proudly subtitled "His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall". Yeah, he certainly fell all the way, didn't he John.
It's a well know adage that life is like a chemical toilet, the biggest shits always end up on top. Trump, and all those of whom you've ever heard the phrase "now this one will really finish them off" just keep on rising despite all hopes of karma or natural justice. People of my generation will recall Jeffrey Archer, and I notice Piers Morgan and Rebecca Brooks seem to be doing fine despite their criminal activities and widespread unpopularity. There are many more examples (before we even get to the Jimmy Saviles of the world who, to be fair, genuinely knew where actual bodies were actually buried, which is unfair competition).
Excellent. "Prank" may be among my least favourite words, right up there with Banter and Lolz, but this is a good'un. Prankster makes Trump supporters wave Russian flag at him.
Feb 25: BBC barred from Whitehouse briefing. I look forward to hearing the BBC-bashing, non-licence-fee-paying anarchists on my Facebook rejoicing at this. Also banned were The Guardian, CNN, New York Times, The Daily Mail - yes, that's right libertarians, the Daily Mail - and half a dozen others. Since Trump is calling the media "The Enemy Of The People" and the Mail recently used that same phrase as its front cover headline, maybe the two will get into some kind of paradox and disappear up each other? We can but hope.
"This one will finally bring him down" says someone on Facebook about Donald Trump every day. Yeah. And my arse can play the banjo. I predict we'll hear no more of this story ever again.
Comic Art Masterclasses coming up:
Mar 18 - Prema Arts, Gloucestershire
April 5 - Rickmansworth Library
May 7 - Dorchester Festival
Jun 4 - Martlets Hall Burgess Hill
March 9 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
March 15 & 16 - Dram! Glasgow Com Fest
March 23 - The Bill Murray, London
Apr 1 - Rotherham Comedy Festival
Apr 6 - Victoria Theatre Halifax
Apr 8 - Rondo Bath
Apr 13 - Hexham Queen's Hall
Apr 22 - Swindon Arts
Apr 27 - Stroud Subscription Rooms
Apr 28 - Merlin Theatre Frome
Apr 29 - Perth Concert Hall
May 1 - Chiddingstone Castle Kent
May 5 - Artrix Bromsgrove
May 6 - Stafford Gatehouse
May 13 (4.30pm) & May 14 (5.30pm) Komedia Brighton
May 19 - Carriageworks Leeds
May 26 - Aberdeen May Fest
June 2 - Eden Ct Inverness
June 15 - Crescent Arts, Belfast
June 17 - Dalkey Festival, Dublin
June 23 - Hertford Comedy Festival
June 24 - Ludlow Fringe