Wag the Dog

7DF94628-A955-43BD-A0AE-808032378ABE“Why do you always rush to judgement, sir?” Kellyanne asked. “Sometimes embracing silence until you have all of the facts in hand is the best move.”

“That’s nonsense,” Donald said. “I’ve never let facts cloud my thinking. People must recognize what an extremely stable genius I am. If not, they are simply backward idiots and are not worth the time of day.

“You realize, don’t you, sir, that saying things like that just serves to spark even more alienation among your opponents,” Kellyanne said. “You really need to pick your battles more deliberately.”

“You don’t know what you’re talking about, Kellyanne,” Donald said. “I’ve been fooling most of the people most of the time for decades. Now excuse me. I am going to meet the Secretary of Defense in the Rose Garden to announce to the press that I’m ordering a Navy warship and an aircraft carrier to the Middle East as a way to instigate a war with Iran. That will divert everyone’s attention and distract all of those losers from yapping about this impeachment crap.”

“Oh yeah,” Kellyanne thought, rolling her eyes. “The old ‘wag the dog’ strategy always works so well, doesn’t it?”

Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Paula Light. The three things are “garden,” “Secretary,” and “warship.” Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (rush), Your Daily Word Prompt (silence), Word of the Day Challenge (backward), Ragtag Daily Prompt (spark), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (pick).

3 thoughts on “Wag the Dog

  1. Marilyn Armstrong May 28, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    I wish I thought he was capable of that level of planning. I don’t. I think he really IS suffering from early dementia which means that whatever he was like 20 years ago? He’s like a super exaggerated version of that now. It’s not a condition in which ANYONE should be president, but less this dumbass.

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  2. Carol Anne June 6, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    Brilliant! 🙂 I love this!


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