In the currency of today’s attention economy, Donald Trump is the richest man in the world.
to these half-accusation absorbed He was out of New York Exhibit A. He returned to in a no-business, just-show-business metropolis who had driven him to the camp-fodder of fame so many years ago, the former president also returned to the same stage where he is most active. When he was doing this, he also pointed out, in an atypical way, the special way that exists in the world – as a light and suffering parts rolled into one.
Do you love him? Do you hate him? Am I waiting for nothing? It doesn’t matter. As if in his presidency he commands. Still. Thousands of New York City police officers, the US Secret Service, and reporters deployed across lower Manhattan can all attest to that.
was process court appearancebut clearly in the show the base drama was in a criminal case. And she calls out that judging her this way doesn’t diminish her — not in today’s world, where shows and all her work drive the economy and human interaction.
There was something about Tuesday, and about the previous five days, that was somehow familiar and completely abnormal.
Most of them, Americans left every trumpet, every time ethos, that managed our days between 2016 and, say, mid-2021. So the Trump-wise thump that prevailed after the news of the impeachment on Thursday barely emerged. It was also a disturbing feature of the show’s gravitas, the machinations of controlled government with all the rhetoric of re-TV-bent, 21st-century populism.
As in President Trump, the records that Americans are building to strengthen themselves have seen their efforts to run a democratic state a very serious effort. Previously, Washington’s buildings were the executive and legislative branches; On Tuesday, he explained in the forum the most important structure in the imposition of the architecture erected which included the rule of law.
Yet all that familiarity obscured what was truly new under the American sun: the moment chronicled by the president leaving the courtroom, entering the courtroom, being charged with a felony in the courtroom, leaving the courtroom in a motorcade for the airport. a private plane of his, the other publicly painted with his own name.
“It’s another world to put it the perfect way,” Dana Bash said on CNN.
We came to see everything as the journey was made. In the market within the film market we saw the true nature of the news cameras behind the barriers, desperately seeking and getting-a-view. Outside, everything is super-investigated by four news helicopters, the footage with the echoes of a previous slow-motion journey that echoes for decades: that white Bronco driven by OJ Simpson in 1994, also accused someone of a crime profile. .
Three decades separate the two scenes of the clipper’s annals. Those years saw the rise of reality television, the explosion of the internet and social media, and the general dominance of media and minds capable of obscuring things and making American life feel, sometimes on purpose, more and more like a movie. Trump, of course, was a significant engine of this sea change, both as a private executive and later as chief executive.
That American concern with big, big stories was on full display Tuesday as anchors, pundits and sources talked and talked and talked. You’ve heard him in an idiom cooked up at every turn.
– He was the main character you can’t retire: A Newsmax anchor waiting for Trump’s court appearance called him “the star of the show.”
– Metaphorically, the name was musical: “His legal issues will be the soundtrack of his presidential campaign,” Jeff Zeleny told CNN.
– Commerce was the power. “Donald Trump made one hell of a mark,” one of his attorneys, Joe Tacopina, said after the arraignment.
– The distortion was made to sell the product built: Although no mug shot was removed from the former president during his time in court on Tuesday, the people quickly paid the money for him. a fake one cinned and the soldiers exhaling to collect the purse.
– And there was a constant stream of content, led by Trump himself, who in his Social Truth system until he came to the market, and resumed his departure to the right. “America is not supposed to be like that,” he said at one point, in another of those that he calibrates perfectly to make his own national troubles.
For Trump, he has only been the narrator of his life, the image, the message and often his preferred version of the truth. With the president he made the state approach. On Tuesday, however, as the rules and laws wrested this control from him, he found himself not the writer, but the narrator. Even with all the attention and criticism over the years, it’s a position he’s completely unaccustomed to.
And from looking at the pictures and the ugly video, it’s not what anyone wants. As those images of His chicks in the court flashed across national headlines, anchors and dots used words like “shrinking” and “wandering.” Not what Donald Trump usually remains.
“At that time, that’s not a winner. Granddad is the worst. “Commentator Van Jones said in a tweet after seeing the former president’s face cast down by Trump Tower before he left.
However, they said that they had said the same anchors and jabs before during the campaign and the presidency and after the presidency. I tried to tell Trump. I do not know in what way, as the owner tells the narrator of his story, it contains a lot of myth.
By nightfall he was at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, supported by American flags, speaking to hundreds of supporters in a rally-style gathering and airing various grievances in the first season. In doing so, he was trying to capture that narrative in the way he always did best: before the hand-picked crowd started laughing unabashedly, and immediately on cue. “I have a problem with the judge having hate with his wife and family,” he said.
His intention was clear – to show that in the arena of the American economy, where the battle rages forever, Donald J. Trump remains a powerful force. His commanding concern is the world, and the political realm is his attention. Whether the reign of law, which he has so far successfully avoided, is anywhere near similar, may be another matter entirely.
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