Why does the commentariat so despise Trump’s success?

Spectator USA | 6/13/2018 | Roger Kimball
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While the Anti-Trump Mandarins of the Commentariat (ATMC, for short) are busy untwisting their knickers after the President’s historic summit meeting with the Tubby Tyrant of North Korea, I have an important real-estate tip to pass along: beach-front property in North Korea. Keep your eye on it. As Trump said yesterday in his wide-ranging press conference following his meeting with Kim Jong-un, that stretch of land between China and South Korea would be an ideal spot for luxury hotels and condos, if only Kim would stop shooting off cannons there.

“If only.” Bear that in mind, as Donald Trump assuredly will, as you chuckle over the incongruity of “beach-front property” in close proximity to the words “North Korea.”

Observation - President - Trump - Sense - Humour

Observation One: President Trump has a sly and inviting sense of humour. This is not widely appreciated, but it should be. The ATMC are too busy screaming themselves hoarse to notice. It was amusing of Trump, a bona-fide real estate tycoon, to mention condos and hotels at his press conference. “Think of it,” he said, “from a real-estate perspective.” It was amusing for Trump, who has had a histrionically contentious relationship with the press, to begin his press conference by commenting on the large number of media people in the audience and say that it made him very uncomfortable. It was funny when he asked the reporter from Time, which used to be a magazine, whether it was going to put him on the cover again. And so on. What we saw yesterday was a calm, confident, and articulate man who answered a battery of questions as clearly as the process that he just initiated allowed and who, moreover, was quietly and appropriately amusing as well. He also used the subjunctive correctly. And remember that he hadn’t slept in twenty-four hours. It was a...
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