"The most dangerous drinking game is seeing how long I can go without coffee."-Anonymous
Thanks to already having had two cups of CBD coffee yesterday morning, I was able to calmly watch Trump and Turkey's authoritarian leader (he goes for the tough guys) Viktor Orban, hug in front of the White House.
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An old news reel came to mind of Hitler and Mussolini hugging while watching a military parade. But, I digress.
It was a bigly day for Donny. He got to take the Hungarian strongman to his Romper Room (formerly referred to as the Oval Office) so they could pose for photos and compare their mutually xenophobic stances.
They got to talk about how Orban was one of the first European leaders to support Trump's campaign for the presidency.
When comparing credentials, both bragged about barriers they were putting up to keep immigrants from crossing their borders. The conversation got a little "snitty" at one point when Trump bragged his wall was way bigger than Orban's barriers.
However, Trump's joy at seeing Orban carried the day. Orban, who was an early supporter of Europe's ring-wing populist movement, was in lock-step with Trump when it came to how to rule a country in further conversations.
Observation: Seeing Trump and Orban side-by-side, I came to the conclusion that if there's ever a real actor re-enactment of Despicable Me, the popular animated move, these two leaders would be typecast.
Democrats and Republicans weren't thrilled with Trump's company (another member of the world dictator's club). Some even grumbled out loud when reminded that neither Obama, or Bush, would talk with the asshole.
Both presidents were concerned about the steps Orban took to consolidate power and block independent media. So it's not a stretch to see another reason why Donny adores Orban - their mutual hatred of a free press.
No doubt Donny went to bed last night with visions of an unholy alliance with every strongman/dictator in the world, while listening to the soothing sounds of jackboots goose stepping in his own 4th of July parade.
Time for me to walk on down the road...