March 2, 2016

Citizen Trump on Citizen Kane

In the same way that history doesn't repeat but rhymes, so Citizen Kane rhymes with Citizen Trump; the former now myth and the latter now becoming mythic as we can see.

And Citizen Trump knows it. In fact he made a video about Citizen Kane. Some time ago as you will see.

Prescient? Perhaps. But we shall see.

Bonus featurette: The Bizarre, Low-Budget, Last-Minute and Utterly Off the Cuff Original Trailer to Citizen Kane as shown in theaters as one of the Coming Attractions if you choose to....

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 2, 2016 10:06 PM
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Ah, the ending of the Trump video was classic. LOL!!

Prescient? We shall see.

Posted by: Frogdaddy at March 3, 2016 8:29 AM

He'd better change that last line and put this out as a campaign ad. It's solid gold, then phttttttt: hyuk, I can't believe he said that!

Posted by: Casey Klahn at March 3, 2016 10:02 AM

"Get yourself a different woman."???? THAT is the advice he would give the character?! It was pretty good, and surprisingly so, up til that moment.

What a weird guy, this guy.

Posted by: SAHMmy at March 3, 2016 1:25 PM

But but but Trump is a retard! Must be true because we keep reading it everywhere. How can this man display introspection? Obviously a fake!

As for the last part, SAHMmy... women are just women. Some are good and some are bad. Would you be having conniptions if a woman talked about getting a better guy?

Posted by: Kinch at March 3, 2016 4:41 PM

As I listen to the Re-Pubes busting on Trump and flagging how they'd hypothetically support Hillary, it brings a nausea that I can't control.

They are putting the truth to the long-said screed that both parties are the same. SHAZAM! They are the same deep down inside.

Romney is making me puke with memories of how he fawned over Obammy and essentially placed himself in the shotgun open position in front of the inevitability an Obama win. He's a tool. He looks exactly like a Stanley wrench, only not that good.

No. more. politicians. Before we had an option called Trump, I was in favor of abolishing the presidency. I'm not far from that position now. F it! Trump 2016.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at March 3, 2016 5:24 PM

Well, some of the Republicans are looking at getting a different woman. Hillary.

Trump's remark at the end is actually pretty sound advice. Your emotional and sexual relationship with your wife is perhaps the single most important relationship in the life of a normal man. Trump's diagnosis reflects his own life.
Charles Foster Kane only exists in a movie, but Trump thinks that the source of his misery was being married to a women who had become cold and distant. The Money did that, in part. Find a woman who is not intimidated and seduced by the Money.
But it was not the Money itself, it is the seduction of the Money.

Posted by: David at March 5, 2016 8:14 AM

I was expecting something like......don't let your money get in the way of your relationships with people. Trump is clearly a proponent of just getting a new woman.

I just thought it was a weird takeaway from this particular film.

Posted by: SAHMmy at March 5, 2016 5:18 PM