From the NFL to the Macys Thanksgiving parade, Donald Trump has turned once-neutral topics into a minefield. Our advice? Keep quiet
Football and turkey.Alongside cooking a giant bird, watching the NFL is a staple of Thanksgiving.
But this year, taking in the big hits with the extended family might not be so much fun.
Donald Trump has managed to politicize video games to such a certain degree that the apparently innocuous pleasure of football-viewing could easily prompt a row. Or brawl.
Why are the players kneeling? Why are the players not kneeling? Does this disrespect the flag? Does it disrespect the flag enough? What about disrespecting the anthem?
Football is clearly off limits. But is there any relatively neutral topic left that the president, has not ruined? It is not looking good 😛 TAGEND
” Roy’s working on a bit of project in the backyard, aren’t you Roy ?” Aunt Nora says. Uncle Roy nods.
Someone asks what he’s building. Roy tries to avoid the question. The household press him harder.
” I’m building a wall ,” Roy says.
Silence.” What, to keep out the Mexicans ?” person quips.
Don’t talk about building walls.
Macy’s Thanksgiving parade
A fixture of Thanksgiving morning is watching a series of bloated, brightly-coloured, hot-air filled figures wobble their way down New York’s Sixth Avenue.
Even setting aside the obvious parallels with Trump, the matter of Macy’s long association with the parade is fraught with Trump-related problems.
That’s because for a long time you, too, could look like Donald Trump, by swaddling yourself in ties, shirts and socks purchased from Macy’s. The products, the majority of which were induced in China, all captured Trump’s signature flair.
But in 2015 Macy’sstopped selling Trump-apparel after the 71 -year-old former real estate developer referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists”.
That is surely enough to fury both the ardent Trump supporter and the way conscious neutral, and means the procession is not safe territory.
“Where are you going on holiday?”
” Fan of Sharia law, are you ?”
It’s only safe to talk about vacations if you’re planning to visit Wisconsin.
A casual conversation about someone’s golf disability could- in the wrong hands, or simply in malicious hands- be transformed into a discussion of Trump’s golfing habit.
Before Trump was president he spent a significant amount of time criticizing Barack Obama for playing golf. But since taking office Trump has played far more golf than Obama ever did.
Oh and apparently he also cheats.
” You can buy Trump wine you know ,” person says as a bottle is made. The dinner, and wine as a conception, is eternally ruined.
If you have to buy wine only don’t buy it from the Trump winery. Not as a gag. It’s not worth the health risks fighting.
If reviews are to be believed the Trump vintage is also not worth the money.” Pungent. Like inexpensive fragrance ,” was the verdict from VinePair liquor website.
Avoid all references to people, places and things and family equilibrium should be fine.
Read more: www.theguardian.com