In her 27 January 2017 Inauguration Special, WTF said of Trump, ‘One week in and it is already clear that truth is the first casualty…..he will tell his credulous supporters that he didn’t say this or tweet that and that the Media are the liars, so that eventually they will only get their news direct from his tweets …. And just as they have been told that Mexicans are criminals, that Muslims are terrorists and that bankers and big business (the bosses of which now form his Cabinet) ruined America, they will come to believe that any inconvenient truth is a lie’. Since then, it has got worse.
On Wednesday, packages of pipe bombs were discovered addressed to President Obama, President Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (both Democrats), CNN, and billionaire Democrat donor George Soros. It was like the opening episode of Designated Survivor. Luckily none of them went off, and we watched live as the CNN bomb was transported to the Bronx in a special police vehicle that looks like Bob the Builder’s cement mixer. It did not take long for the usual suspects to speculate that it was all a hoax, (it isn’t) and the bombs weren’t real (they were), and that Democrats had sent the bombs to other Democrats to make Trump and the Republicans look bad, (not that they need any help). The President himself read someone else’s emollient words off the teleprompter about ‘egregious acts of violence’ and ‘we all have to unify’ and then flew off to Wisconsin to one of his mass rallies, where he read someone else’s emollient words off another teleprompter before blaming the media for spreading dissent, a theme he returned to at 7 15 am on Thursday just as the Bob the Builder’s cement mixer drove along the West Side Highway with a bomb newly recovered from actor Robert de Niro’s office, and two more bombs were discovered in Delaware, meant for Vice-President Biden. Trump tweeted ‘A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News’.
Of course, none of this anger is to do with Trump. Nothing to do with the endless diet of lies and bullshit he feeds to his followers, which is then disseminated by the White House Press Office, and Fox News, and Twitter. Nothing to do with the hatred and the enmity he has created, calling his opponents ‘evil’, his lies about invading hordes of Hondurans who are, apparently, harbouring Middle Eastern terrorists (of whom there is no tangible evidence whosoever), all of them bankrolled by Soros. Nothing to do with orchestrating chants of ‘Lock Her Up’, his claims that Obama was a Kenyan ineligible to be President, his portraying blacks as dumb and unpatriotic, or his describing Nazis as ‘very fine people’, whilst women protesting against sexual assault are dismissed as ‘a mob’. Trump may mouth someone else’s emollient words about unity and respect, but he respects no-one except himself, has contempt for conciliation, and thrives on division and dissent. Do not expect him to be Presidential. Do not expect leadership from him, let alone moral leadership. Do not expect him to do the right thing, because he doesn’t think that it is the right thing to do. And even if he did think it, he still wouldn’t do it.
We start the week’s review of rubbish clothing with actress Katie Holmes at the American Ballet Theatre, wearing Prada.
Hans Christian Anderson brought us the ugly duckling that became a swan. Prada has produced the ugly ducking that became a trouser suit.
This is actor William Beck from Casualty at the Inside Soap Awards.
WTF is addicted to Casualty and loves William’s character, mean, moody, on-the-spectrum, Dr Keogh, but this outfit needs surgery, stat. It was all going so well until six inches above the ankles. WHAT ARE THOSE TROUSERS??????? Did he cycle to the Awards and forget to remove his bicycle clips?
Meet singer Mabel McVey at the Teen Awards in London, wearing an outfit of unknown provenance.
Think of the indentations when you sit down, like perching on a barbecue grill. Ouch.
This is actress Claire Foy at the Rome Film Festival wearing Carolina Herrera. Were you and you marbles to part company, this dress could be yours for only £2,650.
One looks at Claire’s lovely face and you can see that her opinion of this dress is the same as everyone else’s opinion of this dress, i.e. it is a stinker, and creased to boot. The pattern reminds WTF of the leeches crawling all over Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen.
Actress Cailee Spaeny was also at at the Rome Film Festival, wearing Valentino.
Cailee is the lovechild of a sea-elf and the wanky food foam you get in posh restaurants.
Oh, and WTF hates a pubes pelmet almost above all things.
Our old mate, singer Rita Ora, wearing Marc Jacobs.
It takes a special kind of couturier to make Rita Ora look fat, but Marc has managed it with this Mr Blobby goes colour-blocking ensemble. Yurgle.
Here we are at Buckingham Palace, where we find HRH The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Alexander McQueen at a State Dinner for King Wilhelm Alexander and Queen Maxima.
We seem to have gone back in time to 1988, when Jodie Foster won an Oscar for The Accused. That crushed, ruched, (cruched?) look was fashionable then. Then. Three decades ago. And why the fishtail?
WTF feels compelled to observe that Kate is gorgeous, but she is so thin that you would find more meat on a butcher’s pencil. Eat something, woman! And tone down the blusher.
Of course Theresa May was also there. Whatever she is wearing, she should not be wearing it.
The dress is too tight and she needs to rethink her undergarments as a matter of urgency. It also seems to have what WTF can best describe as bingo-wing-bandages. This has been combined with ruby red slippers, last seen on Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and a handbag that has nothing whatsoever to do with the price of fish.
This week’s It’s Got to Go comes from WTF aficionado Kate from Golders Green who has taken against these trainers from Zara with their perspex panels.
Kate says that she is at a loss to think why anyone would want to see someone’s sweaty feet through the panel. WTF agrees. It’s Got to Go.
OK Readers, that’s your lot for this week. Last week WordPress screwed up and there were no comments possible. Poor show. Try again this week and and make WTF smile, and don’t forget your excellent suggestions for It’s Got To Go. Let us meet again next Friday. Be good.