Magazine October 10, 2016, Issue

Crass Couture

Donald Trump will be the first president to use a four-letter word in a press conference. Ten years later, we will look back on his tenure as an era of refinement and elegance because he said “Excuse my French” after he dropped the effenheimer. Trump’s critics on the left will find his candor refreshing, though: At least he’s acting like everyone else. C’mon. Everyone swears. Does the pope swear in the woods if he hits his finger with a hammer? Sure.

Why is the pope in the woods with a hammer?

That’s a stupid effin’ question. It’s a figure of effin’ speech.

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SOME ANGELS Lying on their backs, looking up at the sky, The boys have made angels in the snow. Eyes to heaven, with heaven looking down, They wave their arms like wings, while seraphs In ...
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Trade or the Trade Establishment? Robert D. Atkinson’s “Four Myths about Trade” (September 12) are almost correctly stated; which is to say, incorrectly stated. “The first assumption is that America is the ...
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‐ Honestly, the thought of her becoming president makes us feel a little faint, too. ‐ Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 commemoration at Ground Zero, stumbled off a curb, and ...
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Crass Couture

Will we look back on Trump’s tenure as an era of refinement and elegance because he said “Excuse my French” after he dropped the effenheimer?

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