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The Trump Card

Howard Jacobson takes on a new target

IN THEIR WORDS

BRITISH AUTHOR HOWARD JACOBSON has a deep love for words and wordplay. In comedic novels such as The Mighty Walzer (1999) and the Man Booker Prize–winning The Finkler Question (2010), his characters revel in dialectic jousts and displays of deadpan irony.

That’s why he believes it was “an affront to writers everywhere” that a man with such a limited lexicon and lack of sophistication as Donald Trump should find his way to the White House. But where Jacobson differs from his peers is that he is the first major writer to transform his indignation at Trump’s provide the models for a rogues’ gallery of unscrupulous opportunists.

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THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA James Comey talked too much. He talked too much about Hillary Clinton’s emails. And then he talked too much, too late, about the Russians and Team Trump. Both exercises got him fired. President Donald Trump and his most rabid advisers among them self-proclaimed dirty trickster Roger Stone, according to some accounts felt they had an opening to take down Comey. They thought it would be a clean kill, just like their immigration executive orders. Again, they were wrong.
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