Quote of the Day: Trump Edition

It's not by Trump, but about him:

In the past the arc of social ascendancy was usually tied to a narrative driven by philanthropy and art. Rockefellers, Mellons and Carnegies bought their way up with museums, hospitals and libraries, just as Wrightsmans, Kravises and Weills put their names on wings at the Met, the Guggenheim or New York Hospital. Trump is the first to get to American royalty by making his alliance instead with the tabs and the TV culture, where everything is commodified, everything is transactional. The man who first understood that the only thing that matters is protecting the brand is now the reigning aristocrat of our promotional culture. To the happy couple, a toast!
I can't believe I just quoted Tina Brown.

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