Yes, yes, I know the election is over. (Memo to the New York Times: President Donald Trump won!) Now we're seeing a spate of books telling us how and why it happened. I've just finished reading Matt Taibbi's Insane Clown President (Spiegel & Grau, 2017) and will have a review for you very soon. Reading it, I've picked up on a couple of incidents I missed. One such was La Clinton's "Mannequin Challenge". Here's what Mr Taibbi has to say.
"Watch as the camera pans over the plane full of photogs, aides and pols, proudly clutching their tablets and pens and pizza boxes, all dressed in blazers and 'smart glasses' and crisp gingham shirts and buzzed at being on the same plane as two Clintons and Jon Bon Jovi.
Mr Taibbi continues: "As a metaphor for an overconfident and incompetent ruling class that was ten miles up its own backside when it should have been listening to the anger percolating in the population, the 'Mannequin Challenge' is probably unsurpassable. Here was a planeload of effete politicos making a goofball video when they should have been frantically bailing water to stave off maybe tghe most disastrous loss in the history of American presidential politics."
That's from the Introduction to Insane Clown President. I went from there to the Epilogue in less than 24 hours.