In one form or another, we’ve all heard the expression, Truth is stranger than fiction. But in some instances, truth becomes fiction when people attempt to rewrite their own personal history and exaggerate the importance of their actions. Other times, fiction becomes utter bullshit, and we can’t help but pause and shake our heads.
Bess Levin of The New Yorker gives us a personal example of truth being made into fiction and then spun yet again until it forms the most fetid, soul-killing bullshit imaginable.
According to Levin, former Trump administration senior adviser Jared Kushner is writing a book, and in it he intends to reveal how his actions saved us all and the nation as a whole:
“Reuters reports that Kushner’s book will focus on his ‘White House experiences,’ including ‘his role in negotiating normalization deals between Israel and Arab states,’ while also addressing trade deals, prison reform, the U.S.’s relationship with China, the Russia probe, Trump’s impeachment, the border crisis, the ‘events surrounding the death in police custody of George Floyd,’ and, of course, the U.S. response to the coronavirus. According to a source, Kushner is ‘not looking to settle scores but rather to provide historical context and help readers understand what it was like to work in the Trump White House.'”
Wow! That’s a lot of ground to try and cover considering that Kushner and his father-in-law utterly failed on trade, China policy, the Russia probe, impeachment, the border, George Floyd, and coronavirus, which has left 532,000 Americans dead and is the issue that relegated Donald Trump to failed, one-term POTUS status.
For those doubt that Donald and Jared failed miserably, here are some reminders of what both had to say regarding COVID-19:
- Insisting last April that the U.S. was at the start of its “comeback”
- Scrapping a national testing plan because “the virus had hit blue states hardest,” and they hadn’t voted for Trump
- Reportedly saying in a meeting that New Yorkers were “going to suffer and that’s their problem”
- The fact that the White House publicly declared in October that it was no longer trying to “control” the pandemic
Yet despite all of that, Jared and his ghostwriter will claim that he and the Trump administration handled all of the challenges with alacrity and aplomb. Thus we see reality being made fiction and the lies writ large as history in Jared’s perverted view of what actually happened over the past four years.
But when actual history is written, the Trump years will rank as the most putrid and unsuccessful since this country was declared independent of the British Empire way back in 1776.
Remember the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities? For those who need a refresher after four years of Trumpian terror, here they are:
There it is: The perfect title for Jared’s future tome, The Winter of American Despair — The Trump Years.