Gutfeld is my favorite comedian. Maybe there are other conservative comedians out there, but he could be the only one in the public eye these days. So his work always gets my attention.
His latest written effort found online is this article: Greg Gutfeld: How to explain Trump to your liberal friends (not that they'll listen). Here are some truncated snippets:
1. The Syrian strike reveals that Trump’s response, even to ghastly attacks, is a firm “just enough.” Take away: I compare it to smacking a dog’s nose with a newspaper, or spanking an unruly child in aisle 3 of Walmart. It’s not an act of war. It’s an act of “Yo, we’re back.”
2. Pragmatism prevails, as was predicted by many who refuse to give in to apocalyptic notions about Trump. Take away: New Yorkers always talk tough, then become “flexible.”
3. Economic nationalism will also show itself out, as global deals and coalitions call for cooperation. Take away: You can’t isolate yourself in a phone booth.
4. Even perceptions of force are enough. Take away: Illegal crossings into our country have dropped dramatically, to a nearly two-decade low.
5. Trump’s white nationalist fanboys are deeply wounded. Take away: White nationalists are essentially the Republican versions of Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers — kicked to the curb, where they belong. And their whining is proof that the guy they once liked has no use for them.
6. Trump made it safer for honest people. Take away: Trump, to his credit, redefined the literality of language and the context of public conversation. ... And comedians should admit this to themselves, or they’re false: Trump helps you.
OK, maybe that wasn't a barrel of laughs. But aphorisms aren't always funny. If you don't agree, you're worse than Hitler.
12:40 PM 4/12/2017