Tuesday 12 December 2017

Trump's election as President put an end to my Dry November

By Justine O'Mahony

Dry November lasted exactly three days! I tried, I really did but I woke up on Wednesday morning to the news that Donald Trump had been elected President of America. I knew that was the end of Dry November.

And yes, you're right - I was just looking for an excuse but when the whole world is going mad around you, a nice glass of wine is the perfect cure. In fact I don't even really think of it as imbibing alcohol, more like having a little tincture for medicinal purposes!

Curiously enough although everyone else was bothered by the fact that Trump is a racist, misogynistic big mouth, I was more concerned with the fact that America had just voted for a man with a really bad sweep over and even worse fake tan.

'I can't take him seriously with that fake tan on,' I tell Himself. 'Surely with all his money he'd have some adviser who would show him how to apply it properly or even do it for him,' I mused.

But despite his dodgy appearance, his many wives, his frequent sexually and racially loaded comments he obviously struck a chord with the American electorate.

Maybe they weren't ready for a female president or maybe they just weren't ready for THAT female president. Either way, Trump for many, was the lesser of two evils.

Still it was a terrible shock.....for me anyway although I've since met plenty of knowitalls who all claim they knew he was going to be elected. Funny how they didn't share that opinion before the results.

In the most simplistic terms, Trump is a loose cannon. He's got a massive ego and a lot of money. That is a frightening combination. He sings the praises of Vladimir Putin and picks fights with the Pope. He says what he thinks without censor.

I'm trying to be positive. He can't be much worse than Bush...can he?? And of course The Trumps will definitely add a touch of glamour to the White House what with all his ex wives and wives and daughters etc. It's hard to keep up!

The press certainly won't be short of stories, that's for sure. Trump is the King of the Soundbite so Silly Season will cease to exist......or simply exist all year round whichever way you want to look at it.

And because he loves Ireland so much there's always a chance he'll send us all vouchers for his hotel in Doonbeg. When it comes to free weekends away I have no political allegiances!

Wexford People

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