Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Art Of Ventriloquism

Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker look at what it takes to work as an adviser to Trump.

“You’re there more as an annoyance to him because he has to fill some of these jobs, but you’re not there to do anything other than be backlighting,” said Anthony Scaramucci, a former White House communications director who is now critical of Trump. “He wants, like, a catatonic loyalty, and he wants you to be behind the backlights. There’s one spotlight on the stage, it’s shining on Trump, and you’re a prop in the back with dim lights.”

I think it’s more like being a ventriloquist: you’re there to make the dummy look good.

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