All week I was struck by the spectacle of the most famous blond phenomenon on the planet, a child isolated and miserable living in a national landmark, spinning and spinning in acts of self-destruction. But in the end I had to turn off the new season of “The Crown”, focusing on Princess Diana and turning my attention to Donald Trump, who shoots this place before checking out how he is Akle Rose for four seasons.
Diana and Donald shared several things in common: their toxic tango with the press, their psychological connection to their fan group, their willingness to break the norm. Both were “unpredictable meteors,” as Tony Blair once described them. They both enjoyed sitting in their own rooms glued to their own TV covers, choosing their chosen reporters to control the narrative. They were both unhappy at the top, upset about being subordinated.
Diana has taken advantage of the monarchy, and Trump is doing everything he can to destroy democracy. This is where the similarities end. In terms of empathy, hugging the tormented, shining Diana and radioactive Trump are the opposite. And as you watch her broken fairy tale break your heart, watching his fragmented exit hurt your head.
The madness of barking
The young princess was afraid she would go crazy amid barking corgis; The 74-year-old president is wallowing in the barking madness. On Friday afternoon, Trump continued to embarrass himself and the nation when he finally showed up after days of banging on his tent and claiming he had won the election. He blamed Big Pharma, Big Tech and the media for his problems. He sent a fundraising message praising a press conference with his lawyers, Captain Rudy Ululiani and the enraged Sidney Powell, exposing the absurd phantom global conspiracy to prevent Trump’s re-election.
Trump then met with Michigan CSO officials, brazenly trying to overthrow democracy and restore a foothold, or even just feed his ego by delegitimizing the election at his base. But lawmakers from Michigan walked out of the White House and said they would “follow the normal process” led by Biden even after the governor of Georgia confirmed the results for Biden.
It would be just pathetic to watch Trump throw nails in the road behind him, if it were not so dangerous. Biden needs all the air in his tires and a full tank of gasoline when he pulls that Corvette into the White House track in two months, because this country is shot in hell and it runs empty. Trump is sabotaging the transition as the panacea rages, including midnight maneuvers to end several emergency borrowing programs that could boost the economy and try to ravage Alaska wildlife sanctuary.
Dumb and scared
Republicans remain dumb and scared of Trump as always. Mitch McConnell could stop this nonsense with one sentence: “We continue to recognize Joe Biden as President-elect.” But he refuses, leaving it to the country to spoil himself to defend his own position with the base and retain the two Georgia Senate seats that make him the majority leader.
It is a shame that Congress left the city during the holidays this weekend without passing Covid relief. But Republicans, who already want to prepare for the next election, prefer to put Biden in jail and later throw him out of the trash at great expense. It does not matter what millions of Americans are left in the lurch.
When I covered Charles and Diana’s visit to Washington in 1985, the couple looked happy. But the problems were preparing
After watching the insensitive Republicans, it is not really an escape to turn on the crown and watch that insensitive bunch – Margaret Thatcher and the royal royal services. Peter Morgan, the Queen’s writer and creator of the Crown, spent much of his career rebuilding the Queen’s reputation after the catastrophic period following Diana’s death, when Blair had to beg Queen Elizabeth to show more emotion. But in this fourth season of “The Crown”, Morgan is a rebellious queen because the bulimic Diana cries for help and the boss lets her go, feeling that Charles and Diana are spoiled, immature and leave the page down.
Diana, played perfectly by Emma Corinne, describes the palace as “a cold, frozen tundra; an icy, dark, loveless cave without light, without hope anywhere – not even the weakest crack. ” Morgan’s portrait of Charles is rough, too. The Prince of Wales is too much for love in Camilla, too jealous of Diana and too wounded by upbringing to give the marriage a real chance.
Power of an electric star
When I covered Charles and Diana’s visit to Washington in 1985, the couple looked happy. But the problems were preparing. An insecure future king must have been jealous of his wife, who distracted him simply by lowering his chin and blinking from her lashes. And it was clear that Diana, who was called “Duke” as a girl because she always behaved like a duchess, was learning how to channel the power of her electric star.
The Reagan White House gala – Duch meets the Dutch – was an exhibition of Diana, shimmering in blue velvet and pearl choker, not Charles. Nancy Reagan assembled a pantheon of leading men for the princess: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Clint Eastwood, Tom Selek and as a dancing partner when the Marine band played Night Fever, Johnon Travolta. In The Art of Returning in 1997, Trump said the only regret “in the women’s ward” was that he did not date Diana after the divorce. He said that “she lit up the room with her charm, with her presence” and was “the lady of dreams”. Dream, Donald. About his magic, Diana told a friend: “He gives me the creeps.” Di, we know how you feel.