Sunday 1 March 2020

No man is a hero to his valet, except Donald Trump

The FBI men who protected Hillary Clinton hated her so much that they privately snickered after she accidentally fell and broke her arm when she was secretary of state in 2009, one of her former guards told the New York Post. So it reported in October 2016. 

What a disaster Hillary would have made as US President.

I wonder what they say about the Donald? The important well-educated people working for him, the Fiona Hills and so on, are tearing their hair out and often hate him, but what of the less important ones? We know that his former butler loves him and hated Mr Obama. 

Her security people loved Condoleezza Rice, who talked football and baseball (what the English call rounders) to them. George W Bush stayed in the White House on Christmas Day so that they could have a holiday (and other staff, journalists, etc.) Obama did not.


  1. Mr Obama had young children, a wide social circle, and an interest in cultural life -- that tended to get him out of the house any day of the week. Mr Bush isolated himself in the White House and rarely left. So maybe not actually so generous on Christmas.

    1. I read that he did it to let other people enjoy Christmas. Bush the Younger was cultured too and read Camus as well as my old pal, Andrew Roberts.

  2. As an alcoholic in recovery, Mr Bush had to stick to a tight schedule and was usually in bed by 9 pm. He may have read, but he never attended a play, art exhibit, or musical event in Washington outside of the official schedule.