On Monday, a Pulitzer Prize-winning leftist American novelist expressed his hope that President Trump would have a “massive stroke.”
Michael Chabon, who won the Pulitzer for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, spoke with Goel Pinto, host of a radio program also televised on the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, when Pinto asked him to tell him about his view of Trump. Chabon replied:
Every morning I wake up and in the seconds before I turn my phone on to see what the latest news is, I have this boundless sense of optimism and hope that this is the day that he is going to have a massive stroke, and, you know, be carted out of the White House on a gurney. And every day so far, I have been disappointed in that hope. But, you know, hope springs eternal. He’s an old guy, he doesn’t eat well, he’s overweight. He has terrible nutrition. He doesn’t exercise and it is that not that hard to imagine.
The interview was redolent with Chabon’s railing against the Israeli “occupation.” Chabon’s remarks came after Pinto said, “You come to Israel. You say how bad we are.”
Chabon retorted, “No. I am just saying how bad the occupation is.”
Pinto replied, “How bad the occupation is? Michael, you have Donald Trump.”
Chabon agreed: “Yeah. You are right. Can you do something about that?”
Pinto, sadly, “No, I can’t.”
Chabon, prompting, “I would love to hear anything you have to say about how to get rid of Donald Trump. I welcome your input.”
Pinto, returning the favor: “Tell me your view about your president.”
That did it.