Step aside, Alan Futerfas.
Lou Reed had Donald Trump nailed as long ago as 1989, namechecking not just the POTUS but also his latest cheerleader, Rudy Giuliani, in his polemic track, ‘Sick of You‘, which also contains the following memorable and prophetic lines:
They say the President’s dead,
No-one can find his head,
It’s been missing now for weeks.
But no one noticed it!
Yeah, he seemed so fit …
So, to Giuliani taking the Bard’s name in vain. In an interview with CNN (reported here), Trump’s current lawyer badmouthed his previous long-term lawyer, Michael Cohen, thus:
Asked what it might say about Trump’s judge of character that a man once so close to him had turned on him, Giuliani turned to figures, one fictional and one real, from Shakespearean tragedy: “He turned out to have a close friend betray him, like Iago betrayed Othello, like Brutus put the last knife into Caesar. It happens in life, that you get double-crossed.
If anyone, ANYONE, knows how to lie and betray, it’s your client, Mr. Giuliani.
I thought it wonderful, given what a racist bastard your client is, that you compared him to ‘the Moor’. Sad! Then I was appalled at your inference that Trump is remotely of Caesar-like status. I can’t wait to see when you decide it’s OK to portray him as a Christ-like figure …
Or will he have changed lawyer again before then?