Critical reception of last night's Grammy Awards has been mixed: praise has been heaped upon attendants for the politically progressive approach towards openly discussing the pandemic of sexual assault in the entertainment inudstry, but culture experts were quick to notice the continued awarding of men in categories where women were obviously far more deserving. The nation's political climate colored the ceremony from the start, but became most apparent during a skit which featured celebrities ranging from Cardi B to Hillary Clinton auditioning to be the voice behind Michael Wolff's headline-grabbing book Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House.
In the skit, Corden appeared to be auditioning readers for the audiobook of Fire and Fury in the hopes of finding the winner of next year’s Best Spoken Word Album award. Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Cher, Cardi B, and Hillary Clinton all make brief appearances, each orating a quick passage from the controversial text.
“Why am I even readin’ this sh*t?” Cardi asks pointedly. “This how he lives his life?”
Unsurprisingly, notable conservatives were irked by the joke. Current United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, could be seen fuming about it on Twitter:
Fire and Fury had dominated the new cycle for weeks with startling insinuations about the President's fitness for office and declining mental health. Depicting Trump as an imcompetent, bumbling, and wildly ignorant leader, Wolff faced attacks from conservatives who sought to dismiss the book as pure fiction. Trump had even attempted to sue the book out of existence.
“This is a guy who made up a lot of stories to try to sell books, and I think more and more people are starting to see that his facts just simply don’t add up,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.
Meanwhile, various experts have since testified with claims that suggest that Wolff's insight into the President's cognitive abilities presents a handful of frightening possibilities, including the theory that a not-so-secret coup has already been put into place to counteract what some perceive as the President's dementia.
“I’ve written twice in my column a quote about one of — the people closest to Donald Trump during the campaign saying he’s got early stage dementia,” said Joe Scarborough, a former friend and recent adversary of Trump's. “And it's getting worse and not a single person who works for him doesn’t know he has early signs of dementia.”
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