Make no mistake. It is only He, Trump who is dealing from strength here. He has crushed the royal enemy, driven it before him, and now listens to lamentations of their women.
- Charlie Pierce, having a little harmless fun watching the feckless attempt by House Speaker Ryan to find some way to rein in the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. (Spoiler: Pierce is not optimistic, and despairs of the rebranding.)
For those of you – can there be many? – who don't get the joke, Brother Pierce is drawing a sly comparison to another candidate who counted on name recognition and a career in entertainment to get him in office, although the Barbarian was indeed elected, while the Vulgarian's odds don't look quite so promising.