• Accidental Poetry from Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview

    By Gustavo Turner

    Yesterday, on November 22, the New York Times interviewed the President-Elect Donald Trump. You can read the full transcript here, or you can read his accidental poetry here.


    “The Robots”

    We’ll make the robots too.
    Right now we don’t make the robots.
    We don’t make anything.
    But we’re going to.

    ***

    “The Wind”

    The wind
    is a very deceiving thing.

    ***

    “The Windmills”

    The windmills
    kill birds.

    ***

    “Rust”

    Rust is
    the good part.

    ***

    “Anything”

    I don’t care about anything
    having to do with anything
    having to do with anything
    other than the country.

    ***

    “In a Sense”

    I think I’ve been treated very rough.
    It’s well out there
    that I’ve been treated
    extremely unfairly
    in a sense,
    in a true sense.

    ****

    “The Group”

    I don’t want to energize the group.
    I’m not looking to energize them.
    I don’t want to energize the group,
    and I disavow
    the group.

    ***

    “The Equation”

    We have —
    you know,
    we come
    from different sides
    of the equation.

    ***

    “A Pack of Cigarettes and a Couple of Beers”

    He said, “I’ve always found,
    give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers
    and I do better with that
    than I do with torture.”

    ***

    “Sheepshead Bay”

    I had a Brooklyn office, a little office,
    in a little apartment building in Brooklyn
    in Sheepshead Bay
    where I worked
    with my father.

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