Schadenfreude: One Trump Moment—Watch
This is a couple of days old, but it brings me great joy: The Guardian:
Trump’s failed Atlantic City casino demolished before cheering crowd
The fall of a leader with authoritarian instincts is usually symbolised by toppled statues and looted palaces. For Donald Trump, perhaps inevitably, it was the demolition of a failed casino.
On Wednesday the former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was reduced to rubble in 20 seconds by 3,000 sticks of dynamite. It had fallen into such disrepair that chunks of the building had been tumbling to ground. […]
By the time it finally closed its doors in 2014, Trump Plaza was the worst-performing casino in Atlantic City, taking in as much money from gamblers in eight and a half months as the Borgata casino did every two weeks. A year later, Trump announced his world-changing run for US president, often citing Atlantic City as proof of his business acumen.
The Plaza’s end came at around 9am with a series of explosions. The building imploded and a huge cloud of dust consumed the beach and famed Atlantic City boardwalk.
There were cheers from a viewing party of people who had paid $10 to watch from their cars. Marty Small, the city mayor who had described the abandoned building as an eyesore, told the Associated Press: “I got chills. This is a historic moment. It was exciting.”
I could watch this building being blown up over and over again.
I remember the lobby of that casino: it was all pink and white streaky marble, and gilding.
It was like being inside the stomach of someone who had recently eaten a little gold.
That might have been the mescaline, but I think it’s just the revolting Trump aesthetic.