On this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabriel Sherman, who was attending the Globes for his show, The Loudest Voice, relayed a story that sums up the Trump presidency and the mess we’re currently living in. Standing near the bar, Sherman ran into Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster, and the two started chatting. Sherman asked Luntz when he last saw the President. “Last week, at the White House Christmas party,” Luntz said. Sherman asked what the two men talked about, to which Luntz replied that he had asked Trump what his middle initial “J” stands for. “Genius,” Trump responded.
I literally had to stop the podcast and drink water I was laughing so hard, tears coming down my face. It was like a vintage Woody Allen joke (pre-creep), perfectly delivered. Nick Bilton, the host, couldn’t stop laughing either.
It perfectly sums up our era.