This weekend marked the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday on the age of 94. As individuals remembered the 41st president of the US, writer Stephen King couldn’t assist however see the stark comparability between Bush 41 and present President Donald Trump.
“Bear in mind when George [H.W.] Bush misplaced a presidential debate (and maybe the presidency) by simply his watch?” King requested on Twitter. “Now we’ve acquired a serial liar and womanizer as president, a draft dodger surrounded by a bunch of corrupt crocodiles. Instances change, eh?”
Bear in mind when George Bush misplaced a presidential debate (and maybe the presidency) by simply his watch? Now we have got a serial liar and womanizer as president, a draft dodger surrounded by a bunch of corrupt crocodiles. Instances change, eh?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 3, 2018
King is referring to a 1992 city hall-style presidential debate involving then-President Bush, a younger Arkansas governor named Invoice Clinton and billionaire businessman Ross Perot.
When a lady advised Bush was out of contact with common individuals, he checked his watch after which fumbled by a solution.
That incident by itself, in fact, was not the only deciding issue within the election, but it surely definitely resonated with voters in a destructive means.
As King notes, occasions have modified drastically. Nowadays, it appears we expertise a watch-checking second about once a day.
As an example, in the course of the G20 Summit in Argentina this weekend, Trump greeted Argentinian President Mauricio Macri on stage for a photograph op … after which very abruptly wandered off stage, leaving the overseas chief to face awkwardly by himself.
- This text initially appeared on HuffPost.