Whenever I hear a speech by Donald Trump these days, I hear the same refrain. Every problem will be solved by getting the best business people to work on it — to build a wall, to negotiate trade deals, etc., etc., etc. We heard this again in The Donald’s victory speech in New Hampshire last night. Of course, those stud managers and negotiators who are going to save the country and let us “win again” never get named.
It reminds me of one of the last scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark, after Indy has recovered the Lost Ark of the Covenant, turned it over to the U.S. government, and learned to his dismay that he’s not going to be able to study it. Who is going to study this object of unimaginable power? The tubby, pipe-smoking government bureaucrat simply responds, with smug assurance: “Top men.” Of course, the Ark ends up boxed into a crate and carted off to some anonymous shelf in a seemingly endless government warehouse.
The next time the Trumpster makes this point, I wish he would just use the phrase “top men.”