The extent of Donald Trump’s childish narcissism and the extent to which he is ruled by his ego was made shockingly clear on Wednesday when an anonymous booking agent reached out to theWrap.com and revealed that the Trump campaign has been offering huge cash bonuses and – wait for it- diplomatic posts to any broker who could book him some A-list talent.
The bookers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they were approached by members of Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee in recent weeks with offers of cash or even plush diplomatic posts in exchange for locking in singers.
The first insider said he was “shocked” at the proposal: “Never in a million years have I heard something so crazy,” he said. “That was the moment I almost dropped the phone.”
That’s right: President-elect Donald Trump has been allegedly offering diplomatic posts and ambassadorships to talent agents if they could lock him down some “marquee” talent to make his inauguration the most big-league tremendously fantastic inauguration there ever was in American history of ever.
Unfortunately for Trump, nobody agreed to do so, so he has been forced to hire a sixteen-year-old America’s Got Voice runner-up, Jackie Evancho to sing the national anthem for him. President Obama, if you’ll remember, had Beyonce sing at his.
It just goes to show how despised Trump is in American cultural circles – and how deeply he is tortured by the public’s perception of him. This is, of course, the man who assured America that his manhood was of an adequate size. If these allegations are true, it’s a terrifying sign of how he’s going to use his office as a not a governing agency but as a dispenser of patronage and favors, turning our once beloved republic into a third-world authoritarian strongman dictatorship.