AKA: Why SITD Is Better Than “This Week Tonight”
On his de facto “Daily Show” spinoff, John Oliver took twenty looong minutes to work up to his big scoop about Donald Trump; the big conclusion of his long, sometimes incisive, long, sometimes interesting, long, long bit on Trump was…
…his family name was originally “Drumpf”.
All that build-up to mock an ancestral name.
I raise John Oliver the following:
trumpery – noun trum·pery \ˈtrəm-p(ə-)rē\
Definition of trumpery
1 – a : worthless nonsense. b : trivial or useless articles : junk <a wagon loaded with household trumpery —
2 – archaic : tawdry finery
(Via my high school and college classmate Eric D)