Friday, August 19, 2016

Shrinking 'Paigns

Paul Manafort
the Trump campaign chairman

who was hired to replace manager
Corey Lewandowski
after he resigned

has now quit

for reasons probably completely unrelated

to the discovery
by government investigators

at Manafort's office in Kiev
the capital of Ukraine

a line in the ledger
indicating that Manafort accepted $12.7 million
in undisclosed cash payments

from former President Mr. Yanukovych’s
pro-Russian political party
between 2007 and 2012

and the fact that Donald Trump
will always refuse to be
anything like "managed".

Now who will be left
to man the fort?

(Because it was going so well.)

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.