The cake episode is a good example
Amid the glitz of President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, one item stood out in particular late Friday night: a spectacular nine-tier cake that the new president and Vice President Mike Pence cut into with a sword.To pastry chef Duff Goldman, the cake seemed a little too familiar - because it looked almost exactly like one he had made years earlier for Barack Obama's second inauguration as president.
Oh dear - but could it actually be almost exactly the same?
On Saturday morning, Tiffany MacIsaac, owner of Washington's Buttercream Bakeshop, stepped forward to say she had been the one to create the much-talked-about cake.She said that the order came in while she was out of town, and that the client had brought in a photo of the cake from Obama's inauguration asking her to recreate it."They came to us a couple of weeks ago, which is pretty last minute, and said, 'We have a photo that we would like to replicate,'" MacIsaac told The Washington Post by phone. Her bakery tried to encourage the client to use the photo as "inspiration," as they do with many others, she said."They said, 'Nope, they want this exact cake. It's perfect.' And we said, great," MacIsaac said.
EXACTLY the same - why the hell would you do that unless you lack imagination and a few other things - so indicative of trump and his team - just like Melania plagiarised Michelle Obama speech and rick astley's song. Trump is just going through the motions - he is a liar. And he can't take the ridicule he so justly deserved - so that is where some of my fear comes from - as trump is ridiculed he will turn viciously on those who score points off him. And yep I'm talking really nazti. There will be blood on the streets before a month is out imo.
Back to this copycake though - the funniest and most poignant aspect is this
MacIsaac said the attention caught her by surprise partly because, per the order, the Trump cake was intended to be more of a prop: All but a three-inch slice at the bottom was inedible."It's just a Styrofoam cake. It's not for eating," she said. "I wasn't expecting it to be seen on TV."It is a fake cake for a fake president. So fitting.