Monday, January 4, 2016

Trump's M.O.

The footage
in Donald Trump's television ad

(well at least
his first official campaign-sponsored ad

for himself)

features non-Mexican
Moroccan-born migrants

who are entering
the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla

on the African coast.

Says campaign manager
Corey Lewandowski

"No shit
it's in Morocco."

That settles that.

Emotional visual metaphor
is all well and good

or at least
a highly-indulged-in
trope of campaign ads

but upon hearing the line

calling “for a temporary shutdown
of Muslims entering the United States

until we can figure out
what’s going on”

the public
may be conveniently persuaded

that when it comes
to invasions

spelling doesn't count.

(And hey this time

at least the two countries

have the same
first and last letters.)

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.