Presidents’ Day, 2020 (paying no attention whatsoever to the merits and demerits of Numbers 1-44)
Donald Trump and Melania attended the Daytona 500 yesterday.
The first thing Trump did after whatever happened on January 20, 2017 was to file papers so he could do the same totally banal thing this year that he did in 2016.
His campaign manager, at least for the time being, is Brad Parscale.
Those who attend the Daytona 500 are an essential part of Trump’s Base.
Parscale, who works for a man who is more than dishonest, posted a photo online purporting to show the fans in the stands gawking at Air Force One, with Trump onboard.
But it turned out that the photo was from 2004, when Bush Two was in office.
Parscale scrubbed that image virtually right away (https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/16/politics/parscale-tweet-daytona-500-air-force-one-photo/index.html).
Immediately, we sent our Chief International Correspondent, Larry Theis, to meet with Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg, at her home in Stockholm.
Theis is a man of the world, and he has visited all the Nordic countries, and he is fluent in Swedish (he’s never been in France, and doesn’t speak a single word of French, but he has visited all the other Western European and Eastern European countries, and speaks all their languages).
Theis and Thunberg got directly to the point.
“Greta, vad tycker du om Daytona 500-bilbanan?” ("Greta, what do you think of the Daytona 500?")
“Det ar en absolut styggelse, och det borde aldrig ha borjat!” ("It’s an absolute abomination, and it should never have been started!”)
Next, Theis texted UN Secretary General Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres to ask him what should be done about the Daytona 500.
“Definitivamente deve ser eliminado,” Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal said, “e a unica pessoa que poderia atingir esse objectivo muito importante e Greta” (“It definitely needs to be eliminated, and the only person who could possibly do that is Greta.”)
Guterres immediately called Swedish Prime Minister Kjell Stefan Lofven, the Leader of the Social Democratic Party, and Lofven said that Sweden will urge the UN to skip all its other important projects to address Climate Change, immediately.