Based on recent news items, Our Dear Leader must mean a return to the three things that made America great: Graft, corruption, and nepotism.
- Emoluments are graft. And taking advantage of the office for personal financial advantage is… well, the primary daily business. Emphasis on "business" — the real reason Drumpf has been so dismissive of COVID–19 is that he can't see a way for his "real-estate empire" to profit from it, and it's hurting his hotel/resort portfolio. (One wonders if he is respecting state and local eviction moratoria. Actually, one probably shouldn't wonder; it might give his henchcreatures ideas.)
- When a former federal judge and former head of the FBI says Roger Stone is rightly still a convicted felon after Drumpf's commutation of his sentence, echoed by a Republican Senator calling the commutation a "historic" act of corruption, that seems to check the "corruption" block pretty well.
Too bad about that felony conviction, Roger. You won't be able to vote. Oh, you'll move to Florida and get your voting rights restored, since you've "served your entire sentence" and you're a white man?
- His daughter just can't help breaking ethics rules by using her White House "platform" to endorse a commercial enterprise. Although given that her designer clothing line was dropped for its poor sales — long before The Virus joined the party — perhaps one should be wary of her endorsement.
Fortunately, I'm no longer subject to UCMJ Article 88, so my contemptuous words are no longer felonious, as they would have been a while back. Although, frankly, That Family is beneath contempt; its spelling certainly is.