I saw something today that captured the essence of Donald Trump’s political rhetoric:
Here’s the transcript:
Applebee’s now has trained meat cutters cutting every steak by hand.
For the juiciest, most tender steak ever.
Don’t believe us?
Ask the guy with the knife.
Think about it: this is every Trump claim ever:
My steaks are the best!
Because reasons. (Some guy in the back (of a warehouse three states over) cut a boneless piece of meat into smaller pieces!)
But trust me:
Believe me: they’re the best.
How can you tell?
Because I say so.
And my guy can kill you.
For the record: I do not plan to order a steak at Applebee’s, should I ever find myself with no other alternative than to eat in one. But this ad did give me some comfort. It’s the kind of thing that can pass as kind of a coherent claim on a single, inattentive viewing.
But as the backbone of a five month long attempt to convey plausibility? Not so much. Not at all.
Open thread, everyone.