Monday, June 20, 2016

Mark Singer

Mark Singer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1974. His new book is Trump and Me.

From Singer's Q & A with Rachel Cooke for the Guardian:

In his introduction to your book, the editor of the New Yorker, David Remnick, traces Trump’s decision to stand for president to the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner, when Obama made jokes about him. [In a dig at Trump’s obsession with his citizenship, Obama said he was ready to make his “birth video” public; he then showed a clip from The Lion King.] Do you agree that humiliation was the spur?

It’s not clear. In terms of his ego, that would mean he felt those jokes, and I doubt he can feel anything. But if you see the video of him, he’s seething. Watch it on YouTube. It’s terrific!...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue