Thanksgiving gatherings these days are an exericse in diplomacy.
That’s because everybody and their cousins are really, really angry about Donald Trump and how he’s ruining our country.
You can read all about it at https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2019/11/28/trump-isnt-solely-to-blame-for-angry-thanksgiving-074218, because Politico has conveniently explained that the anger erupting around feast-ready tables all over America, is not due entirely to Trump.
We also noticed that our Dealmaker-in-Chief went to Afghanistan today for a photo-op with troops at Bagram Air Force Base (https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/28/politics/trump-afghanistan-visit/index.html).
So we asked our chief international correspondent, associate solitary reporter Larry Theis, and our chief Middle East correspondent, Mustafa Ahmed, what Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said to Trump during their five minute meeting.
Ghani, a noted anthropologist who has taught at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is the Co-Founder, with Clare Lockhart, of the Institute for State Effectiveness.
“Sir,” Ghani began, “you’ve excluded my government from the negotiations which your Pentagon and State Department have been conducting with the Taliban.”
“So?” Trump replied.
“But Sir,” Ghani continued after this untimely interruption, “isn’t it about time that you included us?”
“Hell no! You’re just supposed to follow my orders!”
“But, as the Co-Founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness, I know much, much more about running a country effectively than you do. Just ask House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Elot Engel and Adam Schiff, they’ll explain all that to you.”
Trump’s response cannot be printed in this online newspaper because the FCC would sanction us for printing words that are not fit for print.