Trumps First Year, Best Posts — Bernie Sanders and Trump

Posted: January 22, 2018 in Humor, Politics
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Over the next week or so we’ll repost our best posts on Donald Trump during his first year in office. Here’s the one from September 8, 2017:


 

While watching Stephen Colbert last night, I witnessed a first: Bernie Sanders left speechless. It happened after Colbert asked Bernie to say something good about Donald Trump. Bernie sat there looking gobsmacked, about as uncomfortable as a trout gasping on the bank of a stream.

I’m sure that Bernie thought of a number of good replies later, and quite possibly slapped himself on the forehead going, “Doh! Why didn’t I say that?”

The French have an expression for this sort of thing: l’esprit d’escalier, which means thinking of a withering reply after the fact. More literally, thinking of a perfect reply while descending the stairs.

It’s an all too common human experience.

When Colbert asked Bernie the question, I couldn’t think of a single good thing about Trump, either. But I did think of one this afternoon:

“He didn’t say that all of the Nazis were ‘fine people.'”

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