|I didn't make this. It is going around on social media.
The New York Times column "Bathroom Reading at Mar-a-Lago" by Maureen Dowd had a Justice Department photo of boxes of documents in one of Trump's bathrooms as the primary illustration. (Column, subscription, here) Instead of a few copies of People or Time to look at, Trump's guests can relieve themselves while flipping through the pages of secret documents.
I cut and pasted a few elements onto the now famous, or infamous, documents bathroom photo when I saw the column in The New York Times shown above. I found a photoshop of Trump sitting on a toilet so I put him on the toilet in the bathroom photo, I added a can of Coke and Stack of secret documents on the vanity, and pasted at bucket of KFC on the floor next to him.
Then I decided the entire illustration was lame and not very creative, and not even realistic. That's why I deleted it.
The bathroom was referenced by Maureen Dowd in the following paragraph, with my bold added, below:
The special counsel made it clear that this isn’t just a “boxes hoax,” as Trump called it. You can’t purloin classified documents; leave them in the gilt-and-crystal glare of the bathroom, shower, bedroom and ballroom at Mar-a-Lago; and show them off to remind people how important you are. Trump’s ego is his greatest weakness. He couldn’t resist self-aggrandizing. Hey, I got these secret documents.
What I mean is: who the hell is so uncouth, tasteless, and ostentatious to have an oversized crystal chandelier and sconce in one of their bathrooms? While this may be a rhetorical question, I will suggest that it might be someone who would take a can of Diet Coke and a bucket of fried chicken with him while he suffers the consequences of not having enough fiber in his diet... well I don't have to spell that part out further...
Have a pleasant Sunday,
Here are two of the comments to Dowd's column which reference the bathroom photo:
I've often considered installing a chandelier in my bathroom, and frequently considered using the shower as storage space, but both, at the same time? The work of a very stable genius...
@Paul N. The many commentaries have covered just about every angle of this sordid affair in exhausting detail. Where I can add value is to point out the vulgar decoration of that bathroom. The cheap Walmart shower curtain, chintzy glass chandelier, and cliché marble vanity are worthy of a several-count indictment on their own. It takes a lot of money to look that cheap! Indefensible! Bed, bath, and beyond a reasonable doubt!
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|At least Trump hopes for this...
|The Vancouver, WA waterfront, below,
is lovely. The Columbia River is impressive.
Walking there from from the far parking lot,
not so lovely.