Post Trump reflections:
Is there more to come?
The Trump presidency has enough substance to inspire a new play
By Byron Toben
Have we heard the last of Donald Trump and friends? Probably not. But in this first week of his end of office as President, I cannot resist reflecting on a few personal thoughts.
I have urged someone out there to write a play along the lines of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of King George III. Perhaps Mr. Bennett himself may be entertaining this idea. But if no candidates surface shortly, I may hasten them by threatening to write one myself. Tentative title: The Madness of King Trump I.
Friendly advice to Trump lawyers
I firmly believe that anyone is entitled to vigorous advocacy no matter whether their cause is repugnant or not. As the Donald is faced with numerous lawsuits over taxes, fraud, rape, sexual harassment and residential zoning, there are legal services needs in abundance. My friendly advice to the fine lawyers who may offer or be approached to take on these matters is simply this: get paid in full in advance!
As the Donald is faced with numerous lawsuits over taxes, fraud, rape, sexual harassment and residential zoning, there are legal services needs in abundance.
This client has stiffed many cities over police protection, many songwriters on royalties, many small contractors on construction, many lenders on repayment and recently, even his lawyer Rudy Giuliani on contesting election results.
What I admire most about Trump
Fair is fair, so I list the things I do admire about the now-former President:
- He does not smoke
- He has enhanced the careers of many stand-up comics, imitators, parodists and TV commentators.
WestmountMag readers are encouraged to add their pithy reflections.
Feature image: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been WestmountMag.ca’s theatre reviewer since July 2015. Previously, he wrote for since terminated web sites Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, print weekly The Downtowner and print monthly The Senior Times. He also is an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.