Image from the New Yorker
Dear Fellow Americans,
While watching the Academy Awards, it seemed fitting to apply that model to the current administration. The following Academy Awards were given to those who have made a mockery of our country, spewed hate and division instead of uniting, cared more about falsehoods than supporting the majority of Americans and made all of us want to wake up from the nightmare presidency we are experiencing.
Best Picture: (see below- the actual Inauguration crowd, which in fact was not the largest Inauguration crowd)
Best Director: Vladimir Putin. At this point, we have clear evidence and indictments that Russia interfered with the 2016 election and the Russians were “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump” and disparaging Hillary Clinton, his opponent.
Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, despite a finding from U.S. intelligence agencies that it did. He also gave code-word-protected intelligence in the Oval Office to Russia’s foreign minister and its ambassador.
After Putin’s annual address to Russia’s Federal Assembly in Moscow last week, where he showed a video of nuclear missiles reaching the U.S. Trump has been silent.
The Academy awards Putin with directing Trump in his role misleading the American people.
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Donald Trump. Although America did have a professional actor in the White House with Ronald Reagan, President Trump has played to his audience so well and created such a fake reality that the Academy had no choice but to give him the award. This site has provided daily examples of his acting work.
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Ivanka Trump. During a speech in Berlin, Ivanka described her father as a tremendous champion of supporting families. In a Cosmopolitan article she shared that her father obviously has a track record of decades of employing women at every level of his company, and supporting women, and supporting them in their professional capacity, and enabling them to thrive outside of the office and within. To imply otherwise is an unfair characterization of his track record and his support of professional women. Yet, Donald Trump, in his book “Trump: The Art of the Comeback,” Donald Trump pontificated on women, “Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.”
The Academy found Ivanka’s public act of supporting her father compelling enough to award her with the Best Actress award.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sean Spicer. The Academy believes Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary, deserves this award for his ability to regurgitate the lines written and be the mouthpiece for the President. Across his six months in his role, Spicer willingly ignored facts to make the President’s case. Whether it was about the largest inauguration crowd, the alleged millions of people who had illegally cast votes in the 2016 election, or even the idea that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was solely about adoption policy, Spicer was more than willing to say what pleased the President at the expense of the truth.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Sarah Huckabee Sanders. As the new White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has carried on the tradition of being the voice of Trump and sharing false statements that have been created by the White House.
Best Writing: Donald Trump. The Academy determined that Trump’s prolific yet misspelled and sometimes fantastical tweeting deserved the Best Writing award.
Who can forget some of his famous misspelled tweets from covfefe, unpresidented, payed, and hearby. The statements themselves are often fictitious. Last month it was, ‘The immigration visa lottery “randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of American people.” Late last year, “We have signed more legislation than anybody. We broke the record of Harry Truman.” Both statements not true. Perhaps the Academy was giving credit to Trump for the nearly 200 attacks of various people in his tweets since being sworn in as President.