Waiting for his close up, a delusional Donald Trump behaves more like Norma Desmond in the film Sunset Boulevard. Portrayed by Gloria Swanson, Norma Desmond is a silent film actress hoping to renew her acting career.
Donald Trump, located on Pennsylvania Boulevard, is hoping to renew his career with four more years in the White House.
Spoiler alert: Ain’t going to happen.
Trump believes he can muddy-upp the election returns by asking for recounts, starting a war somewhere, sending out tweets, firing department heads, and eventually return to the Oval Office for four more years.
By the end of Sunset Boulevard, Norma Desmond is totally unhinged. She murders William Holden, her younger lover, is arrested for murder, is about to go to jail, but seeing all the lights, police, and commotion, believes filming is about to begin, and announces, “I’m ready for my close up.”
Trump thinks he’s ready for four more years in the White House. He first has to overturn the 2020 election. He’s assisted by Rudolph Giuliani, the Erich von Stroheim character in Sunset Boulevard.
The only William Holden character in Trump’s Pennsylvania Boulevard is Christopher Krebs, who was in charge of Election Cybersecurity for the 2020 election. He made the honest announcement: “This time, there was no foreign interference in the 2020 election. They tried, but we stopped them.”
Trump fired him.
Krebs is better off than William Holden’s final scene, face down in a swimming pool after speaking honestly to unhinged Norma Desmond.
Clearly, Donald Trump welcomed foreign interference. It's how he won four years ago. Mr. Krebs neglected reading the Trump playbook.
On January 20, 2021, like Norma Desmond, Donald Trump will be on an escalator going up, saying, "I'm ready for my four more years."
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