Like all political junkies, my first morning read is the “Politico Bible,” otherwise known as Mike Allen’s Playbook. Now this Monday morning I was enlightened, entertained, and also blessed with a photo for our newest caption contest, as Politico Playbook opened with:
TRUMP FIRES AIDE OVER BUZZFEED DISS – N.Y. Post p. 15, “TRUMP: HE AXED FOR IT! Political aide out,” by Fredric U. Dicker and Frank Rosario : “Donald Trump couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say, ‘You’re fired’ to an underling – even when the man offered to resign. Furious over a snarky BuzzFeed article about his political aspirations, the developer … booted the adviser who had urged him to do the interview.
Playbook linked to the N.Y. Post, which led me to the original BuzzFeed piece displaying our contest photo in an extra large format. So let’s hear a big photo credit shout-out to BuzzFeed because I have a feeling this contest is going to be a real doozy.
The headline of the BuzzFeed piece is “36 Hours on the Fake Campaign Trail with Donald Trump.” Here is the subhead that set the tone which led to the firing of Trump’s political aide, Sam Nunberg — who assured Trump that having a BuzzFeed interview would be a smart political move.
Over the course of 25 years, he’s repeatedly toyed with the idea of running for president and now, maybe, governor of New York. With all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what’s the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will not be king.
There is a certain fascination I have with Trump as a cultural/political/cartoon figure/and, in the past, I have written a few articles about his presidential prospects here on PJ Tatler. However, this is our first caption contest featuring “The Donald” occupying a piece of real estate he is known to be eyeing.
To get you going, here are a few amusing ideas to consider:
What is the statue out the window thinking?
What is Donald saying in the photo behind the desk?
Fortunately there are no rules for this contest, so you can spill every ounce of creative juice onto your writing device.
Finally (I just discovered this today and it is for real), on Friday evening I will be attending a political event at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida estate and HE is scheduled to attend.
Of course I will show him all your contest entries. Hopefully, I can take a photo good enough for our next contest. Yes, I know I bombed out taking a close-up photo of President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast (see lame excuse from last contest that ALMOST involved wrestling with Secret Service agents) so perhaps THIS time I will be more successful. Certainly a close-up of Donald’s famous golden mane would make an awesome contest photo.
Stay tuned and start writing now!