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Robin Bell said he kicked off the colorful display from a van parked across the street around 9:15 p.m. Monday.

It lasted 10 minutes before a security guard for the Old Post Office stood in front of the projector, blocking its feed.

"We had a couple great moments. A tour bus pulled up, people started clapping and taking photos," Bell told the Daily News. "Everyone on the street, except for the security guard, seemed really happy."

I was only able to find this one looping, blurry 6 second video clip.

Also, sick burn:

When the World Is Led by a Child

But Trump seems to have not yet developed a theory of mind. Other people are black boxes that supply either affirmation or disapproval. As a result, he is weirdly transparent. He wants people to love him, so he is constantly telling interviewers that he is widely loved. [...] Trump's statements don't necessarily come from anywhere, lead anywhere or have a permanent reality beyond his wish to be liked at any given instant.

We've got this perverse situation in which the vast analytic powers of the entire world are being spent trying to understand a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar.

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7 Responses:

  1. Someone says:

    “The World”? So the president of the US is seen as the leader of the world now? It seems Trump has been successful in making america great again ...

    • Not Frank says:

      For a long time now, the President of the United States has been referred to as the "leader of the free world," so I can see where it came from.

      • k3ninho says:

        I've been joking since November that Angela Merkel is currently the leader of the free world. I think that Theresa May would prefer to take back Britain's colonies but Angela Merkel's Germany is way ahead -- did you see the poison-for-profit trick that VW pulled on governments worldwide?


    • Rich says:

      It's Brooks.

  2. NT says:

    It's a surprisingly fine line between leader of the free world and blind idiot god at the center of the universe.

  3. Mario says:

    But Trump seems to have not yet developed a theory of mind.

    I call bullshit. Feel free to call him an evil wizard, but it's silly to deny his wizardry. It's in plain sight. Raise your hand if you have the stamina and the skill to trample through the Republican party first, before winning a national election. Including going unprepared to TV debates and surviving.

    Note: I'm not defending Trump.

    • bq Mackintosh says:

      Tautology. You propose that stamina and skill are what are required to win the GOP nomination, then because Trump won the nomination, he must have stamina and skill.

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