Obscene Paragraphs: Michael, Fredo….and Eric Edition

Sure, a family that plays together is a good thing. It shows spirit, and Spirit. The Kennedys touch football games were part of their legend: the smiling, ruddy faces, tousled hair, and crisp New England light were a perfect vehicle to show their family loyalty and vigor. But does anyone really want to know that games the Tr**p family plays? Monopoly, with actual deeds (and, some people are wondering, actual jails)? The Game of Life, using real money?

Eric Tr**p, who must be seething that the Junior Don is now considered the least of the Tr**p progeny, decided to do something about it. And he turned to the family’s favorite form of communication—Twitter. Which leads to today’s Obscene Paragraph,  from this morning’s Washington Post:

Eric Trump, another son of the president, defended his older brother Tuesday night by retweeting a message from British politician Nigel Farage, who said Trump Jr. was under attack because he is “the best public supporter” of the president. Eric Trump tweeted: “This is the ­EXACT reason they viciously attack our family! They can’t stand that we are extremely close and will ALWAYS support each other.”

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Of course, like the rest of his family, Eric forgets the mountains of good press the Tr**ps received. In case Eric has forgotten, the Tr**p Organization even has a dedicated web page which lists them. Of course, when the “smart” son posts an entire email chain proving the campaign was, if not directly colluding with Russia, certainly knew that Russia was looking to meddle in the campaign and his response was “I love it,” that’s a kind of togetherness and support that attracts attention. From the press and special prosecutors.

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About Steven Mirkin

Steven Mirkin’s diverse career has taken him from politics to pop culture to high art, offering him a front row seat to some of the most fascinating events and personalities of our time: writing speeches, fundraising appeals and campaign materials for Ed Koch, John Heinz and independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson; chronicling the punk/new wave scenes in New York and London; interviewing musicians such as Elton John, John Lydon and Buck Owens; profiling modern masters Julian Schnabel, Paul Schrader and Jonathan Safran Foer; and writing for TV shows including 21, The Chamber, Let's Make A Deal, and Rock Star: INXS. He currently edits Obitmagazine.com. View all posts by Steven Mirkin

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