The fourth season of The Trump Show is betraying signs of serious deterioration. For example, today’s episode led off with an appearance by the sort of cartoonishly evil and clueless billionaire (ETA: He may be a semi-fake billionaire, who is only worth a few hundred million dollars, which is probably why he steals packets of Sweet ‘n Low from restaurants, and money from his employees. Thanks to Keta and SatanicPanic for the research) that haunts the imaginations of overwrought social justice warriors, but bears no relation to reality:
When asked Thursday about reports of unpaid federal workers going to shelters for food during the ongoing partial government shutdown, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said they can get loans.
“I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why,” Ross said on CNBC, referring to the trips for food. He was discussing the economic damage of the shutdown, which has stretched into a 34th day. Ross added the following:
‘The obligations that they would undertake, say a borrowing from a bank or a credit union, are in effect federally guaranteed. So the 30 days of pay that some people will be out, there’s no real reason why they shouldn’t be able to get a loan against it, and we’ve seen a number of ads from financial institutions doing that.’
The remarks from Ross quickly attracted flak, with one critic tweeting: “I probably wouldn’t have billionaire Wilbur Ross out there doing my shutdown messaging.”
Try harder people. This is the kind of thing I expect to spew from the MacBook Pro of the laziest Hollywood hack, when the apogee of a hangover collides with the perigee of a deadline.