The Faces of the Zimbabwean Delegation Listening to Trump Speak Are the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is a terrible person. He’s stolen elections, he’s bankrupted the country’s economy, he’s murdered citizens and his wife beats models with extension cords (???), and the world will be a better place when he’s dead. (Speaking of which, he’s 93 years old, but don’t allow that to give you hope, because the way the world is set up now, he will probably live until he’s 223. God has forsaken us. And I think it’s because we put sugar on grits.)


That said, his face and the faces of the Zimbabwean delegation at the United Nations when Darth Cheeto was speaking Tuesday—a virtual gallery of annoyance, irritation and displeasure that can best be described as “hemorrhoidal”—are our faces when that motherfucker speaks. And when people attempt to explain Donald Trump’s base without using the terms “race,” “racism,” “black people,” “white supremacist” and “it’s simple; they just hate niggers” in their rationales. And when progressives line up to give Sean Spicer’s bitch ass a happy ending.

(These are also the faces of being forced to engage with flaccid chicken and misaligned potato salad at a cookout. Which makes sense because Trump does occasionally remind me of salmonella.)

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)


KC Complains A Lot

These are the faces I had when I was reading Splinter talking about how Hillary Clinton lost the election, and none of the reasons were “because white supremacy and liberal white privilege collided to F us all in the A with no lube”.