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The Trump family tried to get him out of the White House with the promise of … Parler’s account, hahaha

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New York Magazine comes out with an excerpt from Michael Wolff’s upcoming book on the lunatic hell that descended on the White House after the 2020 election, which is called Landslide: the final days of the Trump presidency. As with his previous Trump book, Fire and Fury, this new one promises to be full of delicious, details too good to check, which are true if not necessarily entirely true.

Was Rudy Giuliani “drinking heavily and in a constant state of excitement, often almost incoherent in his agitation and mania” in the weeks leading up to the January 6 insurrection? Sounds on the right.

Did Princess Goya von Nepotism spend the entire morning of the sixth kvelling because the children entered a private school in Florida? An unspoken acknowledgment that the Kushner family would move out because they were no longer going to work in the White House, even as she teamed up with her father to exaggerate the big lie about voter fraud? Maybe! And honestly, would anyone think less of that irresponsible … fool with this additional anecdote about his self-centered narcissism?


Did Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Miller survive so long in the White House because their offices were on the second floor, which provided “a degree of exclusion but also protection” because “Trump would never climb the stairs (and, at the end of his term , never had)? “No, that can’t be true! Donald Trump was always so good on the stairs. Y for walk. Y drinking water.

But this little snippet on Parler, Twitter’s “free speech” knockoff, is really perfect. Remember it Buzzfeed story in February about Trump’s people negotiating last summer for Trump to take a stake in the company? The one Trump’s people denied? Brad Parscale insisted: “The discussions were never so substantive. And this was just one of the many things the campaign was looking into to deal with the cancellation culture of Silicon Valley.”

In theory, the adults in the White House Counselor’s office scoffed at that, because negotiating outside business for a sitting president was an ethical mistake. Or maybe not, if Wolff’s book is correct:

Trump representatives, who worked with members of the Trump family, had reached out Parler, the social network endorsed by Bob Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, far-right exponents and major Trump contributors. They had put forward a proposal that Trump, after leaving office, become an active member of Parler, shifting much of his social media activity from Twitter. In return, Trump would receive 40 percent of Parler’s gross income and the service would ban anyone who spoke negatively about him.

Parler only resisted the latter condition.

The family was now offering this as a carrot to lure the president out of the White House (it was also a possible source of family income in the future): Trump could do what he loved to do the most and potentially make a fortune out of it. It was a fact in the Trump White House that he was one of the most valuable assets of social media and that he would like nothing more than to share, monetarily, that value.

LOL! A couple of three things come to mind here.

First, let’s savor the ironic irony of Trump fighting “Silicon Valley’s cancellation culture” by insisting that whatever platform he sponsored not only pays him, but also literally cancels anyone who swears about him. Poppy Snowflake needs a safe space!

Second, this guy spent four years howling about the illegality of Barack and Michelle Obama. production agreement with Netflix, a contract signed two full years after the former president left the White House. Meanwhile, he was literally trying to close a million-dollar deal at Mar-a-Lago, after trying and failing to get paid by world leaders to host the 2020 G7 meeting at his Doral resort in Miami.

And third, of course, is how pathetic and whiny about it all. Was your family waving a multi-million dollar deal to be king of some low-cost, degraded social media fiefdom in front of your orange face in an effort to lure that lardass off the oval? Because sometimes you need something stronger than a bag of Big Macs, right?

Look, there are so many things that are better now than seven months ago. But let’s take a moment to acknowledge the great relief of not being ruled by a mad baby and his gang of backstabbed, cowardly sycophants.

Oh and BREAKING, but The Former Guy has now joined Rumble, a losing video platform you have never heard of and will never poison your browser. Make money from Google ads and ban hate speech directed at Jews, a policy that attracted immediate criticism of the big shots of Parler and Gab. LOL, cry louder!

As for Poppy and Rumble, well, Mazal Tov! Wonkette wishes you many happy years of lunatic darkness together.

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