Christmas Poem: A Visit From Trump
’Twas the day of the election, when all through the exchange, not an asset was trading, outside a tight range. The polls all showed, and the media was sure, that America would certainly, be voting with “Her”.
The city folk were nestled, in front of their TV, while visions of victory, is all they could see. And me with my bourbon, and cider night cap, had just settled in, with the remote in my lap.
When there on the screen, Wolf Blitzer looked stumped, when it appeared Ohio, was swinging towards Trump. Away from CNN, over to FOX instead, it now looked like Florida, would also swing red.
More rapid than eagles, the reporters they came, calling the other, states out by name. Now, South Carolina! Now, North Carolina! Now, Georgia! Now, Iowa! On, Arizona! On, Pennsylvania! On, Wisconsin and Michigan!
The liberal elites, living on the coastal seas, had forgotten all about, fly-over country. With all the states colored, on the electoral map wall, the Drumpf had won, three-hundred-and-six votes in all.
Cheers of joy rang out, across the heartland, the establishment had been crushed, by this oaf of a man. No hair on his head, cotton candy in its place, the first president-elect, with resting bitch face.
Snowflakes had tears, pouring down their shocked faces, as they ran to hide, in their campus safe spaces. The highest office, the presidential role, would now be held, by an internet troll.
His inflammatory comments, should have assured his defeat, but instead gave him free coverage, on every news beat. “Make America great again”, that was his mission, is he a lucky fool, or a skilled tactician?
Once the butt of jokes, now the one to anoint, as Dow futures fell, more than 800 points. But a strange thing happened, when the market opened, US stocks rallied, and the world didn’t end.
The Trump rally continued, new records were smashed, as emerging markets struggled, and the Peso it crashed. Bond yields soared higher, as their prices fell, and gold has not, been doing very well.
It has been a nice run, but it won’t last long, optimism is high, but fundamentals aren’t strong. I heard him call it, before his big win, a “big, fat, ugly bubble”, and I agree wth him.
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