The Ties That Blind

Former President Donald Trump arrives at an event at the Mar-a-Lago Club April 4, 2023 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dear Reader (excluding the runaway black hole that is being chased through space by baby stars as we speak),

“There were all these kids in suits with red ties hanging down past their d**k.”

A friend of mine told me that in 2017 after visiting CPAC. He was talking about many of the young dudes and bros—college students and twentysomethings—who wanted to dress like Donald Trump. Of course, the reason Trump wears extra-long ties is to disguise his girth. Most of the kids had no such problem, but they took their sartorial cues from Trump nonetheless. 

Now that I have your attention, herewith a brief philosophical detour.

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