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http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/01/graydon-carter-on-donald-trump-martin-shkreli

Americans who don’t buy into his act are coming to realize what New Yorkers have known all along: that Donald Trump is one of the more vainglorious and vulgar people ever to enter the public arena. My guess is that as winter turns to spring his campaign will seem increasingly desperate. Energy sweat produced by the excitement of soaring polls and aroused crowds will be succeeded by flop sweat. The fake tan and the dyed carroty-colored hair are already beginning to take on the same hue. It has to be only a matter of time until they are exactly the same color and he becomes just an orange mass with tiny eyes and that trademark mouth....

...as part of the Trumpification of the property, he erected a stone pedestal topped by a flagpole near the 15th tee. A plaque states that the Potomac at that spot was called THE RIVER OF BLOOD. According to the text, it was named this during the Civil War, because so many soldiers died trying to make their way across that the water ran red. Which is a moving image. Except that, according to local historians, nothing of the sort happened there. The only spot where such a crossing was even remotely possible was 11 miles away. Trump, in his usual bluster, first called himself a “big history fan.” And then, when told that historians thoroughly rejected his River of Blood claim, he lashed out in his customary manner. “How would they know that?” he said. “Were they there?”...

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