“There is no chaos,” says Donald Trump. “Only great energy.”
But then, Trump is the chaos president, running a White House so campy it would make RuPaul swoon.
In this video essay, Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons reviews The Trump Show, the wildest and most worrisome reality TV show the world has ever seen. But if we let ourselves be too distracted by the antics of Trump’s courtiers, she argues, we take our eyes off the issues that really matter to Canada, including the future of the NAFTA trade talks. It’s not easy to ignore the melodrama happening next door, Simons acknowledges. But while we’re laughing, we shouldn’t forget the stakes involved for the world’s economy.